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 …

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Why I Love Training at CMD: A Female Perspective

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?

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 …