Preparing you for Full Contact Living
Our academy is the United States headquarters for Crazy Monkey Defense and Team Monkey Jits BJJ, we are also the home for the Crazy Monkey USA Kettlebell Club. Crazy Monkey Defense is an all-terrain combat athletically based self-preservation system, developed first and foremost for self-defense in hostile environments and against hostile mindsets. We will teach you to be physically and mentally prepared to fight against all of life’s challenges, from the mat, to the street, and into your life. Once you have developed a solid foundation in the CMD program you can dive deeper into developing your athletic game in our CM Boxing and Kickboxing sessions. Learn the art and science of striking, boxing and kickboxing,, working through all ranges of the fight, and be able to apply them in any situation or environment. So whether you want to focus on the sporting aspect of fighting or from a self-preservation context, our training program can provide you the foundation to move forward in a healthy environment. Ultimately, we want you to be able to use the lessons learned on the mat to take on the martial arts of everyday life more skillfully, self-mastery through the experience of Crazy Monkey Defense is part of everything we do.
Our approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is directly in line with our stand up program. We believe first and foremost that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art; therefore we ensure that we focus on teaching our students how to successfully defend themselves with their Jiu Jitsu sills. As such we present a proven approach to self-preservation training. This doesn’t mean we don’t believe that rolling is important, on the contrary, rolling is extremely important to skill development. It is in the roll where you learn to be calm, focused, precise and develop timing. All these skills are key in your ability to apply your Jiu Jitsu in any environment, on the mat, in sport or the street. Live rolling is ‘serious’ fun, personally challenging, and where you have the opportunity to experience the flow state. Lastly, Jiu Jitsu is often said to have changed people’s lives, first on the mat, and then into the world. We firmly believe this too, except we don’t leave it to chance. We integrate cutting edge personal development coaching, mindfulness research and performance psychology into our training approach.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
– Paulo Coelho
Crazy Monkey USA Kettlebell Club is the perfect compliment to our other martial arts training. Kettlebells are often described as the martial arts of weightlifting. A Russian training tool developed around the turn of the 20th century, kettlebells are used to develop full body conditioning and high levels of fitness. Kettlebells look like a cannonball with a handle. The unique shape allows for proper positioning of the weight over the center mass of your body, and allows you to keep your hands and wrists in neutral alignment. This enables greater endurance and longevity in the core lifts so you can produce a much greater volume of exercise resulting in greater conditioning and fitness. The benefits of kettlebell training include; improved strength, increased work capacity, enhanced athleticism, weight loss, injury prevention, mental toughness, lean and functional muscle mass, strengthening the entire posterior chain, core strength and sport and martial arts applications.
We are the only martial arts academy in the area that provides this type of diversity and training options. You can achieve all of your training goals and be a part of our growing community. Join us on the mat and be a part of the global Crazy Monkey tribe!