Winning at competitions but we’re not a competition gym!?

Vince Blog

A number of CMD Members recently decided to take part in some local events, namely Malaysian Invasion MMA (MIMMA), KL Open BJJ competition, and Ultimate Beatdown (UB) mixed martial arts competition held in Johor Bahru. Their personal motivations for taking part varied from wanting to have a competitive experience to setting a personal challenge. The majority of our members do …

Why I Love Training at CMD: A Female Perspective

Vince Blog, CMD, Women's Personal Safety

I’d never been interested in joining a gym. Ever. Perhaps it’s my perception of gyms being cold and impersonal, decorated with bulky machines that involve solitary activity. Treadmills. Stationary bikes. Weight machines. Meh. None of that appeals to me. Plus the fact that most gyms seem so commercialised. That’s a major turn-off for me. I have no doubt they work …

A sprint or a marathon?

Vince Blog, CMD, Current, Self Preservation, Women's Personal Safety

Short-term self defense courses are like a sprint. Most people attending these weekend courses and short workshops expect to learn some eye-opening secret to address their personal safety issue. Sadly, that is not the case. Having been learning, training and teaching martial arts (both sport and combative) since 1978, my conclusion is that you learn the physical movement patterns, recognise …