Re: Is confidence in fighting off your back counterproductive?
Yeah I always basicly thought it was a bad way to fight. I used to have bjj guys I would ground fight with and they were always pulling guard. They thought it was the end all and be all of ground fighting because of the Gracies I guess.
Its good sometimes, but during the 90s and early 2000s the bbj guys were really limited themselfs imo because they were always wanting to pull guard, the ones I did ground work with anyway.
It used to bother me because they thought it was the best way to fight on the ground because of Gracie. It has its good points though.