I would think in the long run worrying about Position, Control, being heavy, keeping tight, developing a solid base, and understanding leverage is more useful then having a specific sweep or arm lock in your playbook. Especially since grappling often comes down to a game of inches (or even less) for a technique to work with finesse vs strength.
Originally Posted by Petter
I guess where I think the biggest difference between the two approaches is that I feel at least for me it is easier to get the timing down from a concept based approach
If I have to run through my library of techniques and then figure out how to execute the technique is harder then oh he just got light now let me recover guard or sweep or what ever.