FIGHT PHYSIOLOGY/SITUATIONAL AWARENESS/VERBAL JIU-JITSU
Taken from our groundbreaking Weaponize-Your-Body program, this section of the course focuses on what happens to the human body in a fight, what is and how to improve situational awareness, and how to deescalate personal confrontation with Verbal Jiu-Jitsu. These aspects of self-preservation training are paramount when one considers the realities of interpersonal violence especially when edged weapons are involved.
FACING THE BLADE
Most people who want to learn how to defend themselves against an edged weapon have some idea on the dangers of that weapon, but they themselves have never moved around with a blade, or considered how it may be used. In this first part of training we spend time on static defense against the blade before moving on to a more realistic feel of what it would look like in real life. This gives the time necessary for a person to situate themselves within the framework of dealing with an edged weapon.
THE MOVING BLADE
In this section of training we begin to add movement in blade attacks. This increase the complexity and begins to imitate reality. Here students learn to engage or disengage when necessary against an edged weapon carrying assailant.
'HOT KNIFE RANGE'
At this stage of the course we try to make the experience as real as possible, while still keeping safety in mind. The drills are now more realistic, mixed with unpredictability and a active unpredictable knifer situation. This concluding section draws home how dangerous edged weapons are, and while we may have taught people what to do when engaging an edged weapons assailant – the truth is, getting out of there is always the best option.
COACH RODNEY KING M.A., PPC, RSME
Rodney is the creator of all the Crazy Monkey Defense Trainers Programs and Courses.
COACH ERIC KOLESAR MSc
Eric has been with the Crazy Monkey Trainers Team for over a decade. In addition he is the Vice President of the Crazy Monkey Defense Program and Regional Training Director of the Americas. Eric runs a full time, fully branded Crazy Monkey facility where he teaches all of our programs.
COACH JAMES WOODFIELD-JONES
James has been with the Crazy Monkey Trainers Team for over a decade. In addition he is the Vice President of the Monkey-Jits Program and Regional Training Director for Australia/SE Asia. James runs a full time, fully branded Crazy Monkey facility where he teaches all of our programs.
- +WHERE CAN I TEACH THE EDGED-DEFENSE COURSE?
- You can teach the EDGED-Defense course to any civilian audience or any Academy, regardless of affiliation. However, you cannot teach this course to either military operators or law enforcement officers. If you are interested in the courses we have developed for these audiences please send Rodney a mail.
- +CAN I TEACH THE STREET-JITS COURSE INTEGRATED INTO OTHER DEFENSIVE TACTICS PROGRAMS?
- We don’t put restrictions on anyone wanted to introduce concepts from the EDGED-Defense course into other defensive tactics programs. However, you cannot certify anyone in the EDGED-defense course unless you teach it exclusively in the package you were trained to deliver it in.
- +DO STUDENTS WHO DO THE EDGED-DEFENSE COURSE WITH ME GET A CERTIFICATE?
- Yes they do. However this isn’t the same certificate you received. Your certificate allows you the rights to teach the course. Certification for students who do the course with you simply recognises their participation in the experience (in other words, this doesn’t allow them to teach the course).
- +ARE THEIR ANY CONTRACTS TO BE SIGNED?
- Yes, we ask that you sign a simple contract stating that should you no longer want to be part of the EDGED-Defense Team, and or you fail to renew your license, that you are no longer allowed to use the Street-Jits intellectual property, including terminology, logos etc. This also means that you trainer certificate will no longer be valid. Trainer licenses are sent out on renewal and are only valid for a 12-month period.
- +IS IT POSSIBLE TO BECOME A TRAIN-THE-TRAINER?
- Yes it is. But we have incredibly high standards. Before you could even be considered to certify other trainers in the EDGED-Defense course you first have to be certified yourself, and have shown overwhelming commitment to the course through teaching it. You will also be required to then certify in the Train-the-Trainers course.