what is your take on each position? i'd like to get some insights, or different points of view on this. i know the topic is fairly broad but answer how ever you think fits. i'm thinking in terms of how you feel in x position or when here, you're concerned about this hand and working for this or that. whatever you've got. for me, standing - a lot of my wrestling takedowns put me in a bad position, even if done correctly, IE chokes and ... chokes or guard. so i'm working on some new stuff. problem is bjjs stand up so stiff it's often hard to set things up. it's a work in progress. in closed guard - cat and mouse. some people can keep me totally on defense while in their guard and others i like to stand and stack them for a pass but getting that knee in there is something i need to work on. also, if i try the first pass i learned witht he getting an arm in there it's triangle city, but i slip out and get armbarred. in an open guard - i stand back up and grab a foot for a sub or throw it hard to the side and dive in for side control, but mustly i'm in closed guards. pulling guard - i need sweep work but that's because i'm new to this. i drilled one, then we rolled and going for the move you just drilled never works. oh well. some try the one arm out escape so i go for the one submission i know (triangle) and they turn and eventually pass since i've stacked myself. in half guard - i learned a nice tech to slip into full mount or scarf and it works fairly well. i dont get here often. pulling half guard - i always tuck in to avoid chokes or getting stretched out if i can help it. the back door escape is solid until they get a feel for it. the side "shuck" escape is my second choice but nice because you can finish with a hook. side control - i keep my knee tight to his hip to block him pulling guard but i often forget this when focusing somewhere else so i need to work on that. i honestly dont know much offense from here other than keeping him flat and tired or slipping into mount. in side control - i'll try to slip a knee in for guard but most know to block this always. my "shuck" escape form here is weak but i just need more time rolling with it. there's another that involves me turning in and into the position as if i just shot for a leg and he caught me. hard to finish this in guys with good defense or base but one of the blue belts was showing me to just fall back into guard. moving from side controlled to guard is good, but so hard to go to my back as a wrestler... i cant even sleep on my back. i know there are more positions but i havent been in them yet.