Can you give me some advice on these three things please? When Im in side control (on top): 1. What should I do if my opponent keeps his hands/arms inside in "praying" position? When they have arms like that, its hard to go for some submission. What should I do except just power one arm out? Is there some more technical move? 2. When Im in side control, usually my opponents try to stick their knee inside to go into half guard or full guard...so in order to avoid it I lay on my hip (the one which is closer to their legs) and tuck my knee close to their torso. With the other leg I stabilize myself, I have it straight and pushing into the ground. But many times happened my opponent just sweeped me from there with ease eventhough Im heavier. Why is that? And the last thing, when Im in the mount (bottom) it seems impossible to get out from there even if I have someone half my size on me. But when I get on top of someone, I feel so unstable...therefore I many times dont even pass to mount...my opponents just bridge and turn their hips agressively and I always lose stability...sometimes when they get out from there partially, exposing their back, I get the back control but when they start getting up and slouching forward Im starting to slide forward losing position... Im just abeginner, please give me some advice, so I can improve. i appreciate it, thank you.