Okay, so I'm having this problem in submission grappling, and sometimes even MMA sparring. To avoid armbars, triangles, etc., guys will just bring their elbows really close to their body, put their face in or really close to my stomach, and I can't do anything. It's really annoying. Their arms are too close to open them up for armbars or arm drags, I can't bring them close enough for a sweep, and they usually anchor both elbows so I can't set up a triangle. What do you usually do? Should I just wait for him to sit up and do something? Or is there a flaw in this that I can exploit? If there's a way to do the latter, I'd prefer that. I hate having boring fights. MMA and Grappling, after all, are still spectator sports to a certain degree. I'm a big fan of MMA and grappling and even I'll admit it's really boring to just watch two guys lay on top of each other. So whenever there's a way to avoid that without exposing myself to danger too much, I prefer that. Thanks for any help.