"Technique was a simple guard break and pass. Control the wrist with same side hand as you stand with good posture. Other hand pushes on the knee to break guard, your same side knee staples the opened leg to the mat, step back with other leg and establish side control."
We did something similar, I cannot remember if this is where we shot our hands up palm to palm then around the back to a gable lock around his hips....?
I know we did something were we worked with the gable then drove our shoulder into the chest or throat, then while he was annoyed with the knee you let go with your left hand and force his knee down, so you can obtain half-guard then side-control. Once you're in side-control the goal was to re-attain the gable lock and stay tight for a moment or two.
Throughout life there are bumps along the way some may be painful...others not...who gives a damn in the end you'll still die