What if we can't have the perfect timing or the perfect technique? Well, that is where Priit's fundamentals and concepts come into play.
Priit likes to utilize concepts that have a multitude of applications. The way he teaches is very conceptual. Meaning, if someone is trying to leg drag, torreando, or do another explosive pass from a standing position, he will show you the most important principle for guard retention is the same against all of them. You have to elevate the hip and turn the inside knee down.
These are the types of principles that simplify learning and make things very easy to retain. It's a different approach then showing specified techniques.
Let's be real here and not sugarcoat, when you have a tough guy running around your legs, its not realistic to think your thought process will be "First grab the left pants, then the cross collar, now pummel leg, then elevate body, now switch hips and blah blah blah."
It's much easier to say, "lift the hip and turn my inside knee down!" Or "get an underhook."
Now that is doable. We can all remember that, and then our muscle memory and our own game will be accessible.