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EDGED DEFENSE CERTIFICATION

Teaching someone to survive an edged weapon attack is serious business.
What is concerning is that there is a lot of misinformation and seriously flawed training
methodology when it comes to defending an edge weapon both in the public domain,
but more disconcerting in the world of martial arts. Our EDGED weapons course takes
a pragmatic, real world approach to surviving EDGED weapons. There’s no sugar coating,
or magic bullet training – just the raw realities of surviving edged weapons, which may
invariably mean surviving on the edge of living.

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WHAT YOU LEARN

Throughout the certification process you will be taught
how to deploy several key modules. Each module
consists of course segments that make up
the core teaching blocks of each module.
Modules can be deployed directly one after the other,
or over a few days depending on the audience you are
teaching the course too.

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.

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HOW TO CERTIFY

We take certifying trainers to teach EDGED defense very
seriously. As such, in order to certify to teach the
EDGED-Defense course, you are required to
attend an in-person training course. This is something you
simply cannot, and should not learn at a distance (i.e., online).
The process is outlined below:

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STEP 1 - CERTIFICATION OPTIONS

Decide which certification option best suites your needs.
There are 4 certification options, 3 of which can be
booked anytime of the year. Your choices for anytime of
the year certification are either in Johannesburg
(South Africa), Perth (Australia) or Seattle (USA).
Alternatively, you can attend our yearly certification
course that takes place every August (email us for dates)
in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) or you can bring a
Train-The-Trainer to you.

STEP 2 - CERTIFICATION FEE & LICENSE

If you decide to certify individually with one of our highly
experienced train-the-trainer instructors the cost for
certification is US$2000. If you attend our yearly certification
course in Kuala Lumpur (held in August ) the cost of
certification is US$1500. Once you have certified, you will
then be able to teach the EDGED-Defense course
for a full 12 months. Thereafter to keep your license active
a yearly license fee of US$700 is payable. This license fee
is renewable every 12-months.

STEP 3 - EDGED-DEFENSE CERTIFICATION

Regardless if you chose to certify one-on-one, or at our
yearly group certification training in Kuala Lumpur, you
will first be taken through the EDGED-Defense
experience yourself as a student. This will allow you to
experience what your students will, when they go through the
course with you. You will then be taken through the material
as a trainer, giving you a deeper understanding of the
pedagogy we apply in teaching the Street-Jits
course. Typically the whole process takes 2-days. You will
then be assessed. On passing your certification, you will be
given access to our online training course version of the
in-person course you just completed. In addition, you will
be given access to EDGED-Defense trainer workbooks, logos,
and more that you can then use to market yourself, and the course.

STEP 4 - BOOKING YOUR CERTIFICATION

Once you have decided which certification option best
suites your needs, and at which certification centre you
want to attend, you then need to send us a mail with
your express of interest. The train-the-trainer who will
take you for your certification will then be in contact with
you. Once you and your train-the-trainer have secured a
date for you to go through the certification process, you
will be provided with a link to pay a non-refundable
deposit of US$500. The remainder of the certification fee
can be paid to your trainer on arrival at the certification
centre. You can send us a mail below:

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CERTIFICATION TEAM

One of the coaches below will take you for your certification,
in the EDGED-Defense course. All the coaches below
are able to travel anywhere in the world to deliver the certification course
as well.

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COACH RODNEY KING M.A., PPC, RSME

South Africa/Malaysia

Rodney is the creator of all the Crazy Monkey Defense Trainers Programs and Courses.

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COACH ERIC KOLESAR MSc

Seattle, USA

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.

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COACH JAMES WOODFIELD-JONES

Perth, Australia

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.

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FREQUENTLY-ASKED-QUESTIONS

If you have a question not answered below,
don’t hesitate to contact us.

+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.