So, we were doing 10 minute rounds the other day. I go with this kid in my academy that is really cool, but really young. I think maybe 18. He's a strong blue belt, has been training for years. For whatever reason, I've only ever rolled with him maybe one other time. I'm a black belt, so I usually just pull guard with someone like this and let them start on top and do their thing. During the 10 minutes, this kid didn't once take top. Each time we'd start he'd pull guard and proceed to attempt to berimbolo me. Each time I ankle-locked, toe-holded, or knee-barred him. Time after time. He didn't once try anything other than this. What are people's thoughts on this? Is it cool because the kid is trying to work an innovative game (if you can even call it that)? Is it just the reality of much of today's jiu jitsu?