So any time someone moves a leg 2 inches out of position from a guard variation we get a new guard with a new name. There have been countless threads about how many different types of guards there are out there. Yesterday I was shown a different way in which to mount where you slice your shin over one arm and over hook the opposite arm and lift. This got me thinking about how few different top positions are talked about. So I guess this thread is to discuss different types of top positions and the benefits that come with each. The basic ones that come to mind for me are side control, cent kilos, kesa gatame, reverse kesa gatame, north south, knee on belly, mount, S mount, and reverse mount. Hopefully you guys have more and would like to discuss them.