A hallmark for high-level strikers is an effective jab that allows them to calculate the distance between their opponent and momentarily stun or deceive.
Likewise, a hallmark for high-level grapplers is an efficient grip sequence that allows them to limit their opponent's attack options.
In the grappling arts, some individuals are masters at creating movement, and some are masters at inhibiting movement.
Whichever side you sway, your matches will always start with a grip, which is why they need to be effective.
Here are three ways to improve them.