Throwback to the 90’s Challenge Matches

VinceBlog, Current, Off The Mats, Self Preservation

Gracie Challenge Almost without exception the Gracie Challenge videos that shocked, inspired and motivated us to pursue learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (the old school generation among us) was highlighted by the fact that in almost all the challenge matches strikes and kicks were thrown. Granted that the environment was ideal for a one-on-one “duel” and there were safety considerations that … Read More

The Way I See Things: Reflections

VinceBlog, Goal Setting Tools, Off The Mats

At last evening’s Jiu Jitsu class I briefly touched on various related subjects and I’ll touch on a couple of these topics with the hope that some of these ideas will resonate with you; What are your reasons for training or learning jiu jitsu? For you, what is the best method(s) for attaining these skills and can you commit to … Read More

The way I see things: So this is how we met…

VinceBlog, CMD

Obligatory end of seminar photo 2006 Singapore Early beginnings Back when Rodney was the Head Stand-up (Boxing) Coach for Straight Blast Gym (SBG), he was one of the workshop presenters in a Singapore workshop that was hosted at the Budo Academy Singapore under the SBG banner for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (presented by Matt Thornton) and Boxing/MMA (Rodney King) weekend seminar. … Read More