PROGRAMS

CM BOXING & KICKBOXING

CM Boxing and Kickboxing is one of the finest modern martial art programs in the world. We will teach you the skills, techniques and mindset strategies that will make you a great martial artist and give you the confidence you seek in your ability to defend yourself. What makes CM training different is the way that we teach you the skills.  The focus in our boxing and kickboxing classes is body mechanics, structure, techniques and understanding the whole body movement as they apply to the boxing or kickboxing game. We want you to really understand the foundation that your game will be built on. The aim of CM, both in terms of technique and approach, is to give everyone the tools they need to feel completely safe, no matter the pressure. CM will have you feeling completely in control of your training, which is revolutionary when it comes to learning the art of boxing. While most gyms will have you focusing on offense first, we take a balanced approach. Teaching you to ride the storm and develop confidence with your defense so you can use your offense intelligently. With safety comes confidence, with confidence comes the ability to develop functional, applicable skills.

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BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

 ROLL, FLOW AND PLAY!

Team Monkey Jits focuses on the true intention of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Performance based classes that highlight playfulness, exuberance, and having a great time while learning about yourself and your body.  We believe first and foremost Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a ‘MARTIAL’ Art. We therefore ensure that we focus on teaching our students how to successfully defend themselves with their jiu-jitsu skills.  As such, we present a cutting edge, up to date, proven approach to self-preservation training.

This doesn’t mean that we don’t believe live rolling isn’t important. On the contrary, 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 successfully apply your Jiu-Jitsu skills in self-preservation. 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 change people’s lives, first on the mat, and then in 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. 

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TEEN BOXING

Teen Boxing classes are for kids ages 12ish to 16 years old.  At the heart of Crazy Monkey is a performance boxing game. Learn the essentials of surviving a fight with tight defense and winning a fight with effective striking.  We will teach you the skills, techniques, and drills that will give you confidence in your ability to defend yourself in any environment, from the mat, to the street and in life.  But what makes CM Boxing different is the way that we teach you these skills.  No matter if you’re learning for self-preservation, health, fitness, personal growth or for sport, we can design a program around your needs and goals.

You will love the Crazy Monkey training environment; where you are free to make mistakes without judgment. Free to find the solutions that work best for you. Where we have a zero ‘meathead’ policy on the mat. We just won’t tolerate anyone intentionally trying to hurt someone while training, or someone who is only there to see who they can beat and dominate. Crazy Monkey Defense is the only martial arts program in the world where you make the difference. Where the teaching is built around your experience, your needs, and your skills. Where you discover your strengths and learn what makes you great.

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LITTLE MONKEYS

Little Monkeys classes are for kids from age 7 to 11 years old.  At Crazy Monkey USA, we don’t believe that your child has to be the ‘alpha’ type to be good in martial art performance. In fact, we hate the tough-guise so prevalent today in modern martial art circles and have a ZERO meat-head and ZERO hyper-competitive policy. We will challenge your child to dig down deep in training. But being challenged, performing at their best and reaching their full potential in martial arts don’t require them to compete or beat the opponent opposite them. Our kids group classes are called Little Monkeys and are the “child-friendly” version of the Crazy Monkey Defense program, but more focused on the ‘play-element’.  Your little one will master tools and tactics through the use of games and drills to learn the foundation of a solid boxing game , which is our primary focus.  Once the foundation has been laid, we work to develop other skills including how to work in the clinch and to develop a basic understanding of the ground game. The primary focus of the classes are to help your child develop confidence and strength that will allow them to be champions in their everyday life.

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KETTLEBELL TRAINING & FITNESS

A kettlebell is a traditional Russian training tool that has been used since the turn of the 20th century to develop full body conditioning and fitness.

Kettlebell training, the martial art of weight training, is more about movement, joint mobility, explosive power, connective tissue strength, mental focus and breathing, than simply lifting weights. Kettlebell movements build deep neuromuscular foundations for athletic strength and power. Kettlebell training develops strength, endurance, mobility and flexibility all at the same time.

Ballistic kettlebell exercises such as the swing, and snatch, utilize all muscles of the body while first accelerating and then decelerating a load and delivering intense anaerobic conditioning. Force production, force absorption and hand eye coordination are simultaneously learned through compound kettlebell movements. Additionally, the skill of tension, followed by relaxation is not only necessary for athletic endurance, but has health benefits as well. Kettlebell workouts burn a lot of calories in a relatively short time and are an excellent way to lose excess, unhealthy, body fat.

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SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING

We believe that the human body is already an evolutionary primed self-defense system. Our goal in the Weaponize-Your-Body programs is to teach participants how to engage, mold, and apply their primal survival system to effectively neutralize an interpersonal violent threat.

 To this end, while we recognize for example, that the needs of military operators, may be different to that of a civilian approach to empty hand self-preservation – all of our courses are grounded in four key components.

THREAT PHYSIOLOGY

If someone is going to survive an interpersonal violent encounter, it is crucial that they understand what will happen to their body when faced with a threat. In this section of training we focus on the physiological changes that take place in an interpersonal violent experience, with tactics to help participants deal with those automatic changes.

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WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

 Interested in learning more about the Crazy Monkey Defense Program or Monkey Jits?  You can host Coach Eric for workshops and seminars at your gym. He is available to provide you an intensive Crazy Monkey experience.  Contact us for information and to book your workshop or seminar today!

AVAILABLE AREAS OF TRAINING

-Crazy Monkey Defense Program

-Monkey Jits Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

-Weaponize Your Body Self-Preservation

-Edge Knife Defense 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Crazy Monkey Defense is disrupting the modern martial art industry through challenging the status quo. Simply we are the counterculture movement to a modern martial art world which finds itself exclusively focused on hyper-competitiveness or reality based self-defence paranoia.

What makes us different to our competitors in the modern martial art world is the belief that simply focusing on competing or self-defence has a limited long-term benefit to a person’s life. Two facts remain, the vast majority of people will never compete, and a limited amount of people will ever be called upon to actually defend themselves. The competitive lifespan of a martial artist itself tends to be short, unless of course one is able to in rare instances progress to the professional leagues. Whilst self-defence training itself tends to be a short term pursuit for most people.

We believe it makes far more sense to ensure that what we coach our clients on the mat, will help them off the mat in every aspect of their life. Not just today, but for years to come. This way we add real value to our clients lives, by teaching them a skill set that will enable them to take on the martial arts of everyday life and win.

While very few people practicing modern martial arts today will ever compete or actually have to defend themselves, they WILL ALWAYS have to deal with conflict and disruptive elements in their life and career. This is where we believe the REAL self-defence takes place and why our clients are always open to exploring new ways to handle life’s conflicts more skilfully. This is what makes Crazy Monkey different to its modern counterparts in the world of martial arts.

We achieve this difference by focusing on the following 5-guiding principles that are encouraged, taught and explored on the mat together as a community,

Principle 1: Humans Evolved to Survive — we recognise the deep human need to secure personal safety. Training at Crazy Monkey then always honors the past, but moves with the present. Therefore we focus on the self-preservation of the whole person, not just their physical fighting abilities. Think of Crazy Monkey as Kevlar for your mind, body and warrior spirit.

Principle 2: More than just learning to fight — We believe that when survival needs are met, people naturally seek out opportunities for personal growth and mastery. Therefore what we coach on the mat, seeks to enhance a person’s life off it. We see personal mastery as a natural extension of knowing how to defend oneself.

Principle 3: Zero Meatheads Policy — anyone should be able to come to a Crazy Monkey studio, gym or garage and train. It shouldn’t just be for the tough, the elite or the mean Alpha Males. Toughness in our view is developed over time, through intelligent training, grounded in a progressive approach to performance gains. The goal of Crazy Monkey is to take you, our client, from where you are now, to where you really want and need to go. In other words, training is focused on your goals, and your needs. There are no ‘Masters’ in Crazy Monkey, only students of the art.

Principle 4: Chaos, Challenge and Play — Building off our Zero Meathead Policy, at Crazy Monkey we coach our students to be able to ride the chaos of performance training, especially its up and downs, through acceptance, commitment and mindful action. In Crazy Monkey success is measured by personal challenge, not by whom one can beat on the mat. Individual performance is built through the spirit of play, instead of hyper-competitiveness. Play allows for the freedom to explore and to take risk,, two essential ingredients in achieving personal success on and off the mat (not to mention inspiring creativity and innovation, needed to achieve exceptional martial art performance).

Principle 5: Collective Tribal Mission — Crazy Monkey is ultimately more than just one person. It’s a Global Tribe, that share the view that modern martial arts training is and should be more than just about learning how to fight. Crazy Monkey Trainers serve to add value, in a socially conscious way both on and off the mat — whilst you, our clients — learn to use Crazy Monkey as an experiential ground for personal mastery not only on the mat, but in life.

Monkey Jits is Crazy Monkey’s approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a Martial Art that focuses mainly on clinching the opponent to prevent them from striking and then taking an opponent down to the ground, as well as controlling the engagement on the ground.

Grappling as a sport has become very popular in recent years but CMD’s Monkey Jits reminds its athletes that (BJJ) was first and foremost developed for self preservation, not for sport, not to score points on a guard pass or seek to “tap out” an opponent in the training ground for the sake of submitting or hurting them but to enable the trained practitioner to go home, alive and with minimal injury.

Monkey-Jits classes are still performance based, we roll and we still train for self-defense. More importantly though our Monkey-Jits classes are about playfulness, exuberance and first and foremost about having a great time while really learning something positive about yourself and finding improvements  both physically and mentally.

Competition is not a factor in establishing someone’s ability (or grade) in Monkey Jits. That is determined through the relationship formed between the coach and client over years of training.  Evaluation is carried out over time and consists of attitude, consistency, and of course improvement in ability.

Remaining calm under pressure, reacting appropriately and persevering under unfavorable circumstances are key elements in BJJ as well as in life. Against skilled, fresh opponents, the body will eventually fail which is why we must respect our body’s innate intelligence and abilities. Treat it with respect and it will respond accordingly. There are optimal ways to move your body and through the practice of Monkey Jits you learn to respect your body and it’s innate intelligence as much as respecting your training partner and their well being.

Monkey Jits Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will be your way to learn the new skills of the old ways, improve your body’s awareness, develop a calm mind, and have an awesome time while doing so.

No, we do not require contracts.  All members pay a monthly membership fee.  All fees are collected month to month via auto-pay.  To cancel membership, a 30 day notice is required. We also have other membership options, please contact a member of our staff for more information.

To cancel membership, a client needs to contact us in writing, via email or in person at the studio.  Once cancellation notice has been received, a confirmation email will be sent, 30 days later the account will be cancelled.  If a monthly payment falls within the last 30 days, the payment will be charged. Upon cancellation, no further charges will be incurred.

Yes, we do offer private training sessions.  The cost of private sessions cost between $40-75 an hour depending on the package, and/or frequency of training.  Contact us for details and more information.

Our monthly membership fees range from $135 to $175 depending on what training program and options you choose.  Contact us for specifics and details.

There is a one-time registration fee of $100 that charged at sign up.

Our focus is to provide everyday guys and gals with world-class training.  We do not have a fight team or focus on training fighters. However, we do want to honor everyone’s personal journey, and that means anyone who wants to compete is taken on a case by case basis.  When you are ready to take the step into the competitive arena, we will train you and guide you through the process.

We get asked this question quite often.  The answer is NO! You do not need to be in shape to start training.  We have clients of all fitness levels, so get in here and start your journey with us today!

We have clients from ages 7 to 99 years old.  Age isn’t an obstacle, just join us on the mat and achieve your potential.

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