So this has been my second week grappling, i'm learning more and more each day. Keep in mind that last night I trained in striking for two hours before training in grappling for two hours, so I was already a little winded and couldn't muscle around as much. There were only two other guys there, Sean and Keith, both guys who have been grappling at various places for over four years. They're cool guys and were trying to make sure I learned and explaining things to me. Coach shows us some technique, and then we free roll for the last half hour or so. First i'm with Sean, who has about 40lbs on me. When we clinch up, we're on our knees but he's doing Thai clinching stuff, digging his forehead into my face and trying to bend my neck around. He also tends to rest his elbows on people's faces when he has top position, puts his knee or shin on people's faces if they try to armbar him or something, stuff like that. Is that standard in grappling? I don't have a problem with it, Sean's a cool guy and if I did have a problem i'd tell him, but I was wondering if most people get into stuff like that off the bat. Keith is closer to my size and I could tell he was going super easy on me. I didn't manage to tap either of them out, but Keith watched me and Sean roll and said he saw at least five times where he thought Sean would tap me out and he didn't. I've never been tought many submission escapes, especially for the stuff he tried, so I guess that was pretty good. I did eventually get tapped out, with that head-to-the-jaw thing, some weird forearm choke, and a few kimuras/keylocks. But I learned a lot movement wise, i've never rolled with guys that experienced before. Anyway, back to before, is it standard for guys to be digging their heads and elbows into you?