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If you find yourself at the gym frequently or constantly thinking about a new workout or health habit, you may be a fitness junkie. There are many health benefits that come with being a fitness junkie and these types of people usually live healthy lives. Though sometimes it can get obsessive and extreme, working out […]

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Journey to a thousand jiu-jitsu instructors and ask about their promotion qualifications, and at journey’s end, you will find yourself buried under a mountain of arbitrary requirements. Should we prioritize self-defence or sports techniques? Should hobbyists and competitors be evaluated differently? What about a 20-something college athlete vs. a 30-something single parent? How about character—must […]

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As the dust settles on 4 days of action at the 2019 IBJJF world championships, we look back on the winners, looser, controversies and unusual stories that came out of the Pyramid, Long Beach California. Referee’s Rule the Roost Throughout the competition, there have been some surprise outcomes during this year’s world championships. This year […]

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Jon “Bones” Jones did not think twice in shutting down the possibility of fighting Daniel Cormier for the third time as a heavyweight. In an interview with Dan Hardy of BT Sports, the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion pointed out that accepting a fight with Cormier in a weight division wherein his rival will have […]

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Anthony “Lionheart” Smith is fresh off a five-round drubbing at the hands of Jon Jones, arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA history. But he’s not being served any cupcakes in his next bout, facing three-time light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night 153. Smith, a BJJ black belt, will lineup across […]

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Polaris 10 once again showcases some of the UK’s and world’s best grapplings in their unique submission-only format. This year we saw three title fighters for the featherweight, lightweight and middleweight title, which features the return of competitors such as Nicky Ryan, Ash Williams and Craig Jones.  Check out the full results on Polaris 10 […]

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2019 didn’t exactly get off to the best start MMA-wise when UFC 233 was mysteriously cancelled back in January. Since then, it’s been business as usual inside the Octagon, with Light Heavyweight Champ Jon ‘Bones’ Jones successfully defending his title once again being one of the standout moments of the past 5 months. Just when […]

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The start of the 2019 IBJJF World Championships is just around the corner. Every year Worlds makes names and breaks hearts as it’s the one that counts. Everyone wants the top spot, but like every competition, only the dedicated few will make it to the hallowed podium. And this year’s world’s is no different, the […]

The post IBJJF Worlds 2019 Black Belt Preview appeared first on Attack The Back.

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The closed guard is one of the main foundational positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, along with Mount, Back Take and Side Control. Closed guard allows you to be offensive, while being underneath your opponent. The primary objective of the closed guard is to off balance or submit your opponent, in either obtaining a more advantageous position by […]

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Over the years The Polaris Professional Jiu-Jitsu Invitational has seen a rise in competition from other organisations, so every event has to be bigger than the next one. In 2019, Polaris is doing a bit of a UK tour to bring their submission-only grappling show to various parts of the country. Poole is Polaris’ next […]

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