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Richard Presley

A purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Richard is the owner and primary writer of Attack The back. Check out my <a href="/about-me/">About Me Page</a> to learn more!

Shoyoroll fakes – A big problem for a small company

Fake merchandise has been a huge problem for any designer. Markets are flooded with fancy Rolexes, all for a couple of bucks, and knock off DKNY handbags, which are a tenth of the price. But, did you know that the knock off market is infiltrating BJJ? Shoyoroll have been the victims of a big black and grey market problem for …

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Sponsor Spotlight – Deus Fight Co.

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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Gotch’s Bible Workout – Your new year’s BJJ conditioning sorted

Known in Japan as “The God of  Pro Wrestling” Karl Gotch is the king of fighter-specific training and conditioning. This workout can be done easily at home and the only equipment you need for this routine is a deck of 52 playing cards. Born Karl Istaz in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1924, he later became famous …

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How to prepare for your first bjj competition – Part 2 – The Guard Pull

I remember the first time someone ever jumped or pulled guard on me. It happened really fast! They gripped my gi and before I knew it I was pulled to the ground in his guard and he was already setting up his first sweep or submission. I was prepared to attempt a throw and thwart …

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