I'm a 7 month white and just want to check on a technique to make sure it's cool. Just recently moved up to the intermediate class so now I'm rolling with mostly blue. I stay on top most of the time because my guards not that strong, Ill pull guard with a white belt but not a blue. Anyway, I sometime get's into their half guard and can work chokes from here. So for example, I'm in half guard of the my left side (he has my right leg caught). I'll go cross collar with my left hand. Get it deep and some time be able to get a bow/arrow choke. If not I just use the one arm to apply pressure the throat to work my leg free. I'll go back and forth between trying for a 2 handed choke or just working the leg out by applying pressure. My question, is it a cheap thing to keep the forearm on the throat for pressure or is it just like every other choke attempt? Just checking because I don't want to piss off any of the new guys I'm rolling with now. I know some people say cross faces are cheap. Thanks.