Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports Mag, and more - find more of his leg lock articles and resources at www.BJJLegLocks.com
The best offense is an even better defense…I think that’s how the saying goes, at least. Anyway, I’m sure you get where I’m going with this; in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, sometimes your defense and offense are one in the same, and can’t be easily distinguished!
For instance, the 50/50 guard is normally focused on people attacking and going on the offensive. However, rather than putting a focus on when you engage the 50/50, allow me to shed some perspective on if you find yourself on the receiving end the position.