I’ve been a fan of the Crazy Monkey Defence for many years. It was a great privilege to have Rodney come out to Kings Academy to teach a seminar. It was even better to see his passion for teaching and the effectiveness of what he taught. I look forward to having him out to Kings Academy for a follow up seminar when he’s next back in the country
MMA Star & UFC veteran, UFC Fight Week co-host on @FoxSportsAus
Rodney’s CMD is to standing what BJJ is to the ground- simple, functional, effective, non attribute based- and allows for easy modification and transference of skills to other battlefield specific skill sets. This modularity and adaptiveness is the genius of the system
CW3 Maurice “Duke” Duclos
US Army Special Forces Tikrit Iraq
What You Will Learn
How you start matters to the future success of your game. In this module we focus on developing 3-key foundational skills: namely the fighting platform, the dive board jab/cross for self-preservation, and movement.
Defense sits at the heart of Crazy Monkey Defense. In this module you learn how to begin developing your defensive capabilities.
Kicks take a lot of flight time to develop. In this module we focus on kicks that can be easily learned, and are most effective for self-preservation.
Now that you know the best kicks to develop for self-preservation we look at how to defend kicks in general.
Building off what we have already covered, in this module we go into a specific focus on applying a combat athletic base to a self-preservation.
In this module we show you how to develop secondary primary strikes out of a distance game. This includes hooks, uppercuts, and overhands.
In this module we continue to look at CMD’s unique approach to defense, with a focus on dealing with hooks, uppercuts, overhands and more.
CORE16 is focused on teaching the outside fight game. While we covered the rim throughout the past 8 weeks, we now take a deep dive into it’s strategic application.
In this module we focus on long range strikes to the body, including tactics such as feinting to achieve a high percentage outcome.
In this module we first look at defending mid-line long range strikes. We then move to bringing all the defensive lines together into a cohesive defensive system.
Crazy Monkey is a stand up fighting system. As such, the biggest threat to a stand up fighter is being taken down. In this module we look at keeping the fight standing.
While we want to avoid being taken to the ground at all costs, it happens. In this module we look at how to get back to your feet so you can reengage the fight standing up.
No matter how prepared you are, you may get caught of guard – in those moments, in an ambush, knowing what to do to survive is crucial.
In week 15 we focus on bringing the strikes together. Here, we introduce you to glove drills that will enhance your overall striking capability.
You now know the key hand strikes from a distance, as well as the best kicks for the street. In this module, you will learn how to bring those two striking packages together.
In this final module of CORE16 you will gently be introduce to performance based sparring. This is where you can fully understand applying your skills developed throughout CORE16 against a resisting opponent.
Rodney [creator of CMD] is the ‘real deal’ when it comes to all things ‘street’. I 100% encourage students of the arts to investigate what Rodney King has to offer. You will not be disappointed. I know I wasn’t.
5th Degree BJJ Black Belt, Award winning Actor, Stuntman, Fight Choreographer, and Martial Artist
Rodney King is years ahead of his time, he has taken his martial arts to the level of budo, where few dare to go. I am a big fan
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