a few weeks ago a really cool guy (whose name i can't remember and it won't mean anything to you anyway) held a mini-seminar during our class, showing us some of the unorthodox, yet very efficient techniques he has seen or came up with by himself. the one thing that really got my attention was the principle of "squeezing", as he called it. it simply means putting pressure from two sides, causing alot of pain. the first way of applying this is when having someone in your closed guard. all you have to do is place your knees either on the level of his liver or a bit higher on his ribs and extending your legs, but keeping the guard closed. i couldn't believe the pain this causes, if it's on the right spot and the guy doesn't know how to counter, his ribs can break. the only counter we could come up with later in training was pressing your elbows into his thighs, but its still very unpleasant. the other one was when someone has you in kesa gatame. from the bottom, you put your legs to the side opposite of your opponent and then flip them over in circling motion, this gives you enough momentum to turn to your side. from there, just reach with over their back with one arm and lock it up with the other one that goes over their stomache. using your forearm bone as a blade, press it into their side. i'm telling you, they can't take it. it hurts like hell. so afterwards i asked the guy howcome we don't see this stuff in competitions and he just shrugged. before anyone starts calling me a noob, i don't train straight bjj, i train ground fighting and we use all sorts of techniques. so if you guys already know about this stuff don't be upset, i just found this very interesting and thought i'd share it here. cheers.