Attack The Back

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

Why is that BJJ move called that? A glossary of BJJ names

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What’s a Brabo? Why is a Kimura called that? When you start BJJ you hear a lot of fancy names for positions and moves that you just repeat the name of but have no real knowing of why they’re called that. We’ll teach  you through the history of why some of your favourite moves are named like they are. Kimura The Kimura was named after the judoka Masahiko Kimura, who used it to defeat one of the founders of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the late, great Hélio Gracie. Fun Fact! Because an…read more

Apply some pressure in your Jiu-Jitsu game – Let them feel the squeeze!

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Pressure is the cornerstone of BJJ, apply pressure to force a mistake and then capitalise. It’s one of the first few things we’re taught as grapplers, whether is be exerting physical pressure or being relentless though mental pressure. There are many ways you can pass guard, standing up, aggressively passing through speed and of course pressure. We take a look at the few different types of pressure passes you can implement into your game. “Make your opponent want to tap from the pressure of your pass”  – Victor Estima. The…read more