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Old 23.03.2011, 21:01
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Crazy Monkey Defense

I'm wondering if anyone knows of any MMA studios that teach the "Crazy Monkey Defense" system? It's a relatively new MMA system, which I began learning in Australia whilst I was over there. But now, I'm back in CH and looking to continue the CMD training....

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Re: Crazy Monkey Defense

I think it would have made a bit of sense for you to link to what Crazy Monkey Defence actually is, considering 99.9% of people, whether with knowledge of MA's or not, probably have no clue what it is http://www.crazymonkeydefense.com/cmd/

Reading further here http://www.crazymonkeydefense.com/cmd/?page_id=1490 I can't help but think the marketing is faintly ridiculous... "plug in" courses consisting of a few kicks, and a few holds? Various "combag intelligent" programs? Odd, very odd.

Also, this makes me scratch my head: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_Monkey_Defense

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The CMD program also places a strong emphasis in creating an environment where practitioners view training as playing rather than as a test of strength and ability. There is a downplay on physical dominance over another person as the main objective for training.
Viewing training as 'playing', rather than as serious? Interesting approach.

Anyway i'm sure it's all good etc, but I did some Google-Fu and can't find any places that train it in Switzerland, sorry.
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Old 23.03.2011, 23:06
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Re: Crazy Monkey Defense

Posting a link may well have made sense to those who knows nothing about it, however, I'm looking for someone who does!

As for CMD itself, it's not as ridiculous as it may appear. As part of my terms of employment in Australia, I had to train in CMD for the duration of my employment. I have an extensive background in martial arts, having trained in Ju-Jitsu for 16 years, as well as Kobudo, Kickboxing, Krav Maga & CQC whilst in the military, so I'd like to think I know a good method of martial arts training when I've tried and tested it!

CMD is aimed primarily at self preservation, and it certainly achieves this and in a remarkably quick fashion. It's downplay in it's training approach is designed to create a student who trains without ego or an air of supremacy. However, this can be easily adapted and put to good use in a more competitive style and has been used in both the UFC, Pride, K1 & WEC by the likes of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Thaigo Alves, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua & Buakaw Pramuk.

The idea from the guy who set up the CMD program was to find people who have their own studio's and for them to get in contact and apply to become a registered CMD Trainer. It's worked most notably in South Africa, America, Malaysia, Australia and the UK, with schools in other countries too. There are two studio's in Germany, but driving 4 hours to Königsbrunn or Dachau would be highly illogical!



All the students in this video are all ex work colleagues. As you can see, most of them don't look like trained fighters, but this being their second or third week training, it's not bad progress at all....
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