The most successful submission grapplers have a full body attack approach. The ability to have awareness and skill to attack an opponents neck, arm, and leg provides best results for a grappler.
When a submission grappling athlete has to defend the three main attack areas on their body as opposed to just one or two areas, their defense becomes more complicated. For example, when a grappling athlete or student does not have to worry about defending legs locks by their opponent, it allows their defense game to only have to be aware of their neck and arm.
Submission grapplers should develop a compound attack approach, meaning...if a grappler is attacking their opponent's neck and it fails, they should be able to transition to an arm lock or leg lock for a submission attempt.
For best success on the grappling mat, develop a game that can be competent at attacking the opponent's full body!
Learn your chokes, neck cranks, arm locks, and leg locks!!!! Then drill and live roll with your training partners.