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  • Competing in BJJ and the mental game

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    +-*So while I’m sat on a train heading to Brighton I have a lot of time on my hands so today I want to talk about the average Joe’s competition mindset. See the reason I haven’t blogged in a while is because I have been mostly preparing to compete at the Welsh Open in May and while I may not be the most physically gifted BJJ practitioner in the world, I believe that everyone should compete a few times at their respective weight and belt category, just so you can…read more

  • An ode to the faceless fighters

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    +-*“When you compete against others you become bitter, when you compete against yourself you become better” Connor McGregor This is for ones who don’t get it easily. The ones who keep trying and forgetting, but keep trying again and again over the years. The ones who show up and fight and get beat by those much quicker or stronger, but they keep showing up, and bumping fists. The ones who are not deterred by neither time nor lack of ability. The ones who must learn jiu-jitsu deep into their bones…read more

  • Sponsor Spotlight – Deus Fight Co.

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    +-*Over the next few weeks we will be shining the spotlight on some of the companies that sponsor attack the back, either through advertisement or through their continued support of the blog. Our first spotlight shines on Deus Fight Co, a relatively new fightwear company, who have burst onto the scene with massive support due to their incredible charity work with the Terere Kids Project and backing from Dave and Jake from Budo Videos. Here is their story. Who are the people behind Deus Fight? Myself, my wife Theresa, and…read more

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu vs… A look at our sport against theirs

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    +-*If you’re deeply involved in BJJ then you will know about the Gracie challenges. The Gracie challenge was first issued by Carlos Gracie in the 1920s to promote and develop the Gracie’s style of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and as an attempt to show that it was superior to other styles of martial arts. The matches were advertised in local newspapers and typically featured a smaller Gracie versus a larger and/or more athletic looking opponent. Carlos, Hélio Gracie and their sons defeated martial artists of many different styles such as boxing, judo,…read more