Dan Faggella is a No Gi Pan Am Champion, a BJJ School Owner, and Writer for Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style (UK), and More. A Recognized Leg Lock Instructor, Dan is Giving Away a Free Heel Hook DVD (with Breakdowns of “Toquinho’s” Awesome Matches) with his Leg Lock Mastery Program at www.BJJLegLocks.com/Mastery 
Take notice of the purpose and intention behind every movement and calibration that you make. If you’re going to go for a submission or sweep in a match-actually go for it, at 100%. Too many grapplers fall victim to attempting submissions and sweeps with less effort than what they’re capable of.
You have two choices. Take control or Get Controlled.
When I shoot for an Inverted Leg Lock on Josh, I roll in to Josh and blast my hips in to his leg.
The Boss Part…
When you decide to go for a submission, you go for it until you get it. BJJ Bosses don’t throw their hands down and give up a submission attempt because their opponent is resisting.
No! Of course he’s resisting. Would you want to be in his position?
Knowing that he’s going to be fighting back and resisting your submission, why would you ever go for the submission with less than Vicious Intensity?
Everything we do in Jiu Jitsu must be done with further intent and other future steps in mind.
It really comes down to their (and there’s no need for it) is in their failure to apply counter pressure to an advancing opponent or in other words, they become defensive, not offensive.
There is a huge misconception among many grapplers regarding overall bottom game. Far too often, many grapplers become defensive and allow their opponent to become the sole aggressor of the match.
Bottom game is the very moment when you need to at all times be the aggressor and prevent in any way, your opponent from applying pressure and advancing.
Keys To Success On Bottom
The way to go about preventing your opponent from applying annoying top pressure is to use your limbs as posts, bracing on the various notches that can be found depending on your opponents position.
Now that you have braces and are applying counter pressures to your opponent is the time to really get to work. Remember our body can only do 2 things, push and pull. We are already “pushing” via the extension of our arm in to our opponents shoulder and our knee sticking in to their sternum. In order to “rock” our opponent off balance, we switch our movements from push to pull.
Dan Faggella is a No Gi Pan Am Champion, a BJJ School Owner, and Writer for Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style (UK), and More. A Recognized Leg Lock Instructor, Dan is Giving Away a Free Heel Hook DVD (with Breakdowns of “Toquinho’s” Awesome Matches) with his Leg Lock Mastery Program at www.BJJLegLocks.com/Mastery