MASTER RIGAN MACHADO ON CRAZY MONKEY DEFENSE
AN ALL TERRAIN COMBAT ATHLETICALLY BASED SELF-PRESERVATION SYSTEM
Crazy Monkey (CMD) is an all terrain martial system, as comfortable on the mean city streets, as it is in the jungles or a modern day battlefield.
CMD is first and foremost a striking based platform, where our primary empty hand weapons choice is boxing. All other physical human weapons then follow from, and are built upon these boxing tools. Our approach to boxing isn't sports focused but rather street specific.
Secondly, in CMD, rather than seeing defense as an after thought, we teach defensive action as primary. Your ability to both ride incoming attacks, defend them, and keep conscious in a fight - is the ultimate key to winning in interpersonal violence. In CMD we refer to this as "building psychological armor."
The End Result: At Crazy Monkey Defense, you will learn to fight instinctively, like an animal in the wild, while learning how to quiet your mind so that you can better manage your life.
FIGHT GAME PLAN
While defense sits at the cornerstone of CMD, it's meaningless without the correct fight game plan.
Crazy Monkey Defense is divided into three core ranges of training, namely the outside, midline and close quarter fight games. Each of these 'fight games' comprise of specific strategies, and tactics designed to equip a student to not only survive, but win in those areas of interpersonal conflict.
This is tested further, by ensuring that all students can keep composure against an uncooperative, chaotic opponent. This is mainly accomplished through a systematic approach to learning in live sparring.
FROM THE MAT TO THE STREET
Every martial skill we teach our students, must be able to be applied in self-preservation, otherwise there's no point.While sparring is where we are able to test technique against a resisting opponent, the techniques we deploy are street oriented. While CMD has been successfully applied in the highest levels of combat sports, this is, and has never been Crazy Monkey's focus area.
Building on a students experience of live sparring, where they build crucial self-preservation attributes such as timing, distancing, learning to keep relaxed, focused and build grit - we then show them how to apply those combat athletically based skills for various self-preservation environments. We have successfully deployed this methodology to law enforcement teams, special force operators, close protection details, security personnel, all the way to the every day guy and woman.
FROM THE STREET TO LIFE
In Crazy Monkey Defense we honor the past, but move with the present.
We take the original intention of martial arts – self-preservation – and utilise it as a vehicle to prepare our students for full contact living. The skills learned on the mat, are not only imperative to survive interpersonal violence, but equally to aid in becoming a champion off the mat in life.
By learning to remain present, calm and focused on the mat when dealing with an opponent who fights back, those inner skills become embodied and positively transfer over to your everyday life.
Martial arts without a philosophy is simply violence
What makes Crazy Monkey unique is how we train and coach. Rather than creating a martial environment built upon the survival of the fittest, we believe true, long lasting learning and skill development happens in an environment where you are free to challenge yourself and make mistakes without getting your head blown off.
To this end, Crazy Monkey Defense has a Zero meathead policy in all our gyms. We actively encourage our students to measure their success against their previous performance. Rather than focusing on fear to motivate students, we focus on challenging our students to play with possibilities. The bottom line, the Crazy Monkey Defense experience is for anyone, not just tier 1 operators.