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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!

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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5 minutes with Polaris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational

If you do BJJ in the UK and haven’t heard about the latest Jiu-Jitsu event, Polaris Pro, then you have obviously been living under a rock. Polaris Pro is bringing the big BJJ names together in Wales. Names such as Keenan Cornelius, Kit Dale, Dean Lister, Pablo Popavitch and many more are all converging to …

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Learn the ultimate BJJ takedown! The Eri Seoi Nage

Want to take your opponent down like Rodolfo Vieira? Of course you do! Known for his brutal takedowns Rodolfo is the master of the Eri Seoi Nage and here is Carlson Gracie Essex Black Belt Alain Pozo to show you how! Rodolfo Vieria combines the best of both worlds: that includes Judo, and Wrestling, to …

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The life of a full-time Connection Rio resident – An interview with Sam Crook

For anyone who’s let BJJ into their life, one of their things to do on their bucket list is travel to the Mecca of BJJ, Brazil. Often people will take a two week training holiday with connection Rio or one of the other fight holiday firms that a cropping up all the place. However, a …

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How to prepare for your first bjj competition – Part 1 – The Take Down

How did I prepare for my first ever competition? There were so many things that I learned the hard way that I wish I knew before I began competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling tournaments. However, the main thing I learned for my competition was that live sparing during Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or submission grappling …

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Game changing moments in your Jiu-Jitsu life

Every now and then you’ll get a moment in life, which means your future will never be the same (for better or for worse), and the same can happen during your time studying BJJ. Whether it be a little detail that’s suddenly clicked, or a devastating loss in a competition, these moments define our future …

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