Arm Lock from 50/50 Guard – A Leg Lock Counter

Have you ever been caught in the 50/50 Guard or a Leg Locking War and either lost the battle or been locked into an indefinite stalemate? Maybe this might give you a few new ideas and strategies to turn the tide in your favor.

The key points to being successful when using these strategies are as follows:

1. Your primary focus should be on Defense! Dedicate your hands to defending your legs.
2. Extend your caught leg and rotate it so that your heel is hidden behind your opponent’s lat.
3. After dominating the hand fighting, use your legs to then obtain control over your opponent’s dominant attacking arm.

Stay safe, have fun and let us know how this little tick is working for you in the comments below.

2 replies
  1. KJ
    KJ says:

    I’m not too sold on all this, mostly because I think it’s important to return to a ‘safety position’ in 50/50 by at the least crossing your outside foot over the top of your at risk foot, or even figure four-ing your exposed foot behind the knee of your outside leg.

    Distracting the opponent is a good option with “Bothering Moves”, and some new to 50/50 may well leave their own leg exposed for an attack, I can’t see it happening at the high level though.


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