I am going to keep a close eye on this thread in the hopes that people fill it up with their personal "go to" tactics,in the hopes that I can learn something new in terms of offense and then I can properly train the defense for each tactic and make myself more well rounded. I personally never take the back. I train grappling primarily for mma and self defense and all too often (for my liking anyway) I see even the highest level of BJJ guys lose the back in MMA fights as well as in grappling competitions. In these past few years we have seen great guys like GSP ,Askren and Khabib completely neglect the back in favor of employing folk style riding techniques in order to ground and pound their opponent and focus on mat returns. Dont get me wrong I know a guy like Demian Maia makes it work, but when you see guys like Roger Gracie and Marcelo fail to finish people in fights with rear naked chokes, it kind of shakes my faith in the position(or my ability to maintain the position and get a finish from it) lol I know what I am saying is blasphemous in the bjj world, but I think people with more MMA inclined thinking might see where I am coming from.