CaptainAhab - I watched the top two.
It's hard to give a lot of feedback because your opponents seemed limited. The first one you caught quickly and the second guy didn't seem to have any ideas for passing guard.
However, it looks like you have good aggressiveness and aren't afraid to go for submissions.
Nice bit of DLR in the second match; you transitioned to it very smoothly. However, you played footsies too long, IMO. If foot locks are your game then go for them violently. If they are not, then don't fuck around with your feet tangled up. That's my philosophy.
The first two videos were pretty dominate wins, you're right but I'm always looking for tips to get better! The last two videos were much closer matches. One of them I lose the other one I win with like 5-10 seconds left!
Thanks for the compliments. I have a very aggressive style; I'm always looking for the kill!
In that particular match only straight ankle locks and straight kneebars were allowed so I really wasn't too worried about playing footsies with the guy although I understand and completely agree with your assessment. I was really just looking to sweep/improve position from DLR. My instructor is from a DLR lineage so I'm pretty comfortable with DLR although I am not very good with it quite yet! My leg lock game isn't very advanced either to be quite honest. My ankle locks and kneebars are not very highly developed yet although I have been working on them a lot lately, especially kneebars. I wouldn't say that they are "competition ready" yet unless one just happened to fall into my lap though. I'm a little better at toe holds and I have an "ok" calf crank game although toe holds usually aren't allowed in my experience level divisions. That all being said I have a good amount of confidence in my straight ankle lock and kneebar defense so I wasn't too worried when he was trying to catch me in an ankle lock! If heel hooks and toe holds would have been allowed in that division I would have been much more cautious in those leg locking positions for sure!
Thanks for your advice and for watching the videos, I really appreciate it!