"A boxer is the best predator on land. The Lion, but throw him in the shark tank and he becomes just another meal" Renzo Gracie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ8SbEdJgt0 , there's a lot of material about if you Google it.
I always work to high/s-mount straight away in nogi. Always looking for the arm-wrap (to arm-triangle, back whatever...) too.
That said, if you're a novice, don't worry too much about subs... they will come in time. Concentrate on getting your mount rock solid and dealing with any escape attempts.
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Work on maintaining the mount. Waaaay more important than all the subs. Get rediculously good at maintaining the mount and the subs will be handed to you. Once you understand the mount better, move to always achieving high mount and S-mount. these are high pressure positions and simply mean that you have climbed so high that your partner's arm(s) are separated from the side of his ribs.
What do all mount subs have in common? (ok maybe 95%):
your partner's arm(s) are separated from the side of his ribs.
Think about it: triangle (arm or leg), armbars, bent armlocks (name irrelevant), gogoplata...etc. the arm is separated from the correct defensive position which is to be glued to the ribs.
Get to that position and subs will be jumping at you. Suddenly the advice above will be so clear you will kick yourself for not seeing it yourself.
If you focus on the subs too early, you might get them on the beginners but the more experienced will be too tight and you won't know what to do. Let us know how it goes
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thanks, these have all been very helpful. like i said we're all complete beginners (but growing up with a bully of an older brother may have helped me).
I'll definitely take your advice on board, i think i'll concentrate on me and my progression rather than winning (it just feels great to beat bigger guys, sort of the whole point of bjj).
So basically should I ignore getting the quick win and just learn how to control them and then let the subs come in time?
my number one firt line of attack from mount in no gi is the arm triangle. compromises nothing in stability
man, when you're the nail, hang in there....until the day you become the hammer
arm bar every time. its my streetfighter style power move, regardless of were i am (other then having someones back ) im always working towards the mount and then the arm bar.