The 50/50 is not the mystery that it was a few years ago, but it’s still a position that many people struggle with, particularly against an opponent who is intent on using the 50/50 to stall.
A lack of familiarity with 50/50 can lead you to make a simple mistake that can cost you your ass. Thankfully most of the mistakes people make in 50/50 are easily fixed.
In the video, we address this mistake and a number of others that we see commonly in the 50/50:
- Trying to smash through the 50/50
- Giving your opponent space to get underneath you
- Floppy hooks
- Loss of control of the leg
- Loss of control of the knee line
- And, finally, stalling from the 50/50 position.
The 50/50 has gotten a lot of flack for being a “stalling” position, but in reality, it’s the athlete that is responsible for stalling (or not) within any position. Using the 50/50 effectively requires an understanding of the common mistakes seen in the position, which is why we hope this video helps get you primed for the seminar!
If you want to learn more about the 50/50 guard and add it to your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu make sure you attend the Nifty 50/50 seminar taking place on Sunday 9th September at Rolling Dojo in Cambridge.
For all the info and to register your space visit http://www.escapologybjj.com/the-nifty-5050-seminar/