So I recently discovered…

That for the majority of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies popping up all over Malaysia that none of them practice the martial art of jiu jitsu rather they do submission grappling sport. In a recent conversation with a reliable source whose current objective is to unify the many tribal BJJ factions found in the country with the hopes of forming a …

We are the products of the quest for balance in our lives

In a recent insightful conversation with my wife, among several other interesting things during the discussion, she noted that the CMD program wouldn’t be what it is today if Rodney didn’t live in Johannesburg. That observation gave me pause and I imagined for a second that if Rodney lived in a Florida retirement community full of 80 and 90 year …

Throwback to the 90’s Challenge Matches

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 …