This week on the WarriorU podcast Bram talks to Scott Steer, the founder of Veteran Grappling. Scott was a Special Forces Direct Recruiting Scheme member on the 2005 intake.
He successfully passed the Commando Training and Selection Course and was more than halfway through the reinforcement cycle when he was injured during the Amphibious Operator’s course He was posted to the 6th Battalion for his recovery and subsequently deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. He discharged in 2010 and worked in the mining sector as a safety trainer.
He now works as a grappling and strength and conditioning coach for the highest level sporting teams and as you will find he is always busy. His sporting background is Judo, and he was once the Australian Judo national Champion. He is currently the Qld men’s Judo coach and the Australian Futures Judo coach. Scott thought that what the veteran community needed was a grappling based form of intervention, a way of building community after the ADF, and if Scott didn’t set it up – who would?
Bram and Scott talk SFDRS, Selection Course, Afghanistan, Judo and mental strength. Have a listen and if you are on the Gold Coast next week (3rd August) then drop into the Grand Opening of Veteran Grappling.