Be wary of any technique requiring you to tether your body to your opponent’s core.
Any technique requiring you to cling onto your opponent like a backpack – especially if your opponent still has base and the ability to move – comes with significant risk. Examples include:
- triangles from guard;
- attempting to establish back mount when your opponent is turtled.
Techniques involving body tethering are easily reversed, sometimes in devastating fashion. This is especially true against a larger opponent.
Never assume your body weight alone is sufficient to keep your opponent in place.