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 …