THE WAY I SEE THINGS: Negatives Drives Action

Vince Blog, Off The Mats

A number of events recently took place within the CMD organisation; a very senior and talented coach resigned after being in the group for  10 years. His departure left a temporary gap in the leadership structure but overall did not create the impact that I thought it initially would. After all, this isn’t the first time a very senior coach …

Throwback to the 90’s Challenge Matches

Vince Blog, 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 …