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Tom Halpin Back Attack Series

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Tom Halpin Back Attack Series

In this post I discuss the Tom Halpin Back Attack Series. Tom Halpin, is an Irish born Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu. He was awarded his black belt in 2017 at Fight Sports Academy in Miami. Halpin has established himself as one of the toughest European competitors of his generation. What makes this all the more impressive is he has achieved this while being a mostly self-taught grappler.

Tom has recently won the Combat Jiu-Jitsu worlds including a win against the legendary Masakazu Imanari. He also won the 2019 ADCC European trials winning 5 matches, 4 of which came from submissions. Two of his submissions were by the rear naked choke.

I have been studying Tom’s back attack system for a while and have implemented elements of it into my game. I find Tom’s instructional delivery more engaging and easy to follow than some of the more ‘popular’ coaches, with the added bonus that they are free for everyone.

Here is Tom’s entire back attack series 2.0. If you enjoy these videos please subscribe to his YouTube channel.

Tom Halpin Back Attack Series 2.0 – Part 1

Tom goes through the various elements of back control.

Back Attack Series 2.0 – Part 2

In part 2 Tom discusses his finishing mechanics.

Back Attack Series 2.0 – Part 3

In the third part Tom goes through his preferred methods of handfighting to breakdown his opponents defence

Back Attack Series 2.0 – Part 4

In part 4 Tom shows us how he likes to trap his opponents arm to make it easier to begin the strangle.

Tom Halpin Back Attack Series 2.0 – Part 5

Part 5 covers transitioning to the back triangle which is highly effective.

Tom Halpin Back Attack Series 2.0 – Part 6

In this part Tom covers entries to the crucifix control position.

Back Attack Series 2.0 – Part 7

In part 7 Tom shows us how he likes to attack the turtle.

If you liked this series please like and subscribe to Tom’s YouTube channel.

More from Tom Halpin – The Modern Game – X-Guard & Leglocks

Tom also has a brand new instructional bringing a clear and concise breakdown of the modern game, focusing specifically on the X-guard and leglocks.

Filmed from multiple angles with top of the line equipment, this instructional covers everything you need to know to be able to finish leg attacks from key positions.

You can check this out by clicking on the following link


If you enjoyed Tom’s Back Attack Series you may also enjoy the following alternatives

Ffion Davies – Takedowns to Back Attacks

John Danaher – Back Attacks: Enter the System

What do you think of this back attack series? Please feel free to add your comments and follow

If you liked this post please check out some of my other articles including How to Improve Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at home and Tips for Your First BJJ competition. Maybe you could even win your first competition using Tom’s back attacks.

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