WHAT IS CRAZY MONKEY JIU-JITSU?
Introducing Crazy Monkey Jiu-Jitsu: A Harmonious Blend of Flow and Self-Protection. Pioneered by Rodney King, South Africa's first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a 4th-degree black belt under Master Rigan Machado, this program redefines the art of grappling. At Crazy Monkey, we believe in the power of Jiu-Jitsu not just as a sport, but as a practical tool for self-defense and a pathway to personal growth.
Crazy Monkey Jiu-Jitsu is a balanced approach to the traditional Brazilian art. While embracing the playful, strategic aspects of rolling and the 'game' of Jiu-Jitsu, we equally prioritize the application of these skills in real-world self-defense scenarios. Our program is tailored to teach you not only how to outmaneuver an opponent on the mat but also how to effectively protect yourself in unpredictable situations.
Rodney King's unique philosophy infuses Crazy Monkey Jiu-Jitsu with an emphasis on flow – a state where skill, strategy, and instinct converge. This focus creates a training environment that is as enjoyable as it is practical, encouraging students to engage with Jiu-Jitsu as a lifelong journey of discovery and mastery.
But Crazy Monkey Jiu-Jitsu goes beyond physical techniques. It's about applying the principles of Jiu-Jitsu – leverage, timing, and efficiency – to everyday life. Whether it's handling a difficult situation with the grace of a well-executed sweep or navigating life's challenges with the strategic mindset of a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, our program aims to transform how you engage with the world.
Step onto the mat at Crazy Monkey and experience Jiu-Jitsu as a celebration of movement, a tool for self-defense, and a guide for life. Join us in this journey of balance, where the art of grappling becomes a metaphor for thriving in the game of life.
Rigan Machado, 8th Degree Coral Belt
"Rodney is one of my students and black belts. He has taught his approach to 'Street-Jits' many times ast my Academy in Beverly Hills. His approach to self-defense through jiu-jitus is simple, functional and it works. I encourage all jiu-jitsu academies to train and certify in his program"
KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MONKEY-JITS PROGRAM
UPDATED SELF-PRESERVATION FOCUS
Crazy Monkey Jiu-Jitsu redefines self-defense for the modern era. Respecting jiu-jitsu's roots in battlefield readiness, we've evolved the art to address today's interpersonal violence scenarios. Our program is a contemporary answer to age-old self-preservation needs, equipping you with skills to navigate the complexities of 21st-century threats with confidence and competence.
EMBRACING FLOW IN TRAINING
Life is already a competition; your training shouldn't add to that stress. Crazy Monkey Jiu-Jitsu champions 'flow as the way.' Our approach transforms training into a journey of exploration and play, valuing safety and enjoyment over aggression. It's about learning and growing in a cooperative environment, where rolling is an engaging dance, not a battle to the end.
LIFE JITS FOR EVERYDAY CHALLENGES
At Crazy Monkey Jiu-Jitsu, we believe the mat is a metaphor for life. Our 'Life-Jits' philosophy extends the benefits of jiu-jitsu to your daily existence. Beyond physical techniques, we focus on cultivating inner skills like calmness under pressure, focused attention, and resilience against life's adversities. It’s a program that doesn’t just teach you how to grapple — it teaches you how to navigate life.
ADAPTABLE TECHNIQUES FOR REAL-WORLD APPLICATION
In Crazy Monkey Jiu-Jitsu, practicality is paramount. We fine-tune our techniques for real-world applicability, ensuring they are adaptable to various self-defense scenarios. This pragmatic approach means you learn not just to execute moves flawlessly on the mat, but to adapt and apply them effectively in real-life situations, where unpredictability is the only constant.