I recently been training again and this is something I've been thinkin about as well as people countering my armbar attempts. Maintaining the top in side control is sort of a hit or miss for me at times. I feel some days my top in side control is great and some days it's weak. The late great Jeremy Williams (RIP) said in a video of his that holding a side control is harder than escaping from one. I've been agreeing as of late. Now before anyone says "search function", I have done that and I want to create another thread for this because I've found this YouTube - Five Swords Top Game As well as this that correlates to it Zhoozhitzu do Graugardo: A simple way of thinking topgame... There have been threads on this before but I wanted to make a fresh one and see if after this time anyone would have new things to their top game in side control. I know that 3-4 months ago I didn't have some minor details I had for my half guard game. So what are some things everyone finds works real well for them in the top of side control and what things give them problems and leads to an opponent escaping and/or recovering guard/half guard?