5 Concepts You Need to Be Instinctive

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5 Concepts You Need to Be Instinctive

If you reflect back on your own development, you'll remember that when you first learnt a technique, you would often have to spend considerable cognitive energy remembering all the details of the technique and getting your body to do them all-together. As you improved, you found that you would be able to let most of the technique take care of itself and just focus on the one or two things that were giving you trouble...

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5 Tips to a Better Ground Game

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5 Tips to a Better Ground Game

The idea of controlling an opponent and surviving when wrestling on the ground has made a massive resurgence over the past two decades – largely due to the success of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (trained through the Monkey Jits BJJ program for us) in...

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5 Tips for an Awesome Hook

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5 Tips for an Awesome Hook

After the Jab and the Cross, the Hook is likely to be the strike you use most often. It allows you to attack along a fresh angle with knock-out power while also pressuring your opponent to give you an opening for your next Cross...

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5 Tips for the Greatest Hunchback Stance in the World

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5 Tips for the Greatest Hunchback Stance in the World

At the heart of our martial arts abilities is our stance. It's the first 'technique' everyone learns when they begin training and the platform from which all other techniques and concepts will be delivered.  Within the Crazy Monkey Defense program, we utilize the "Hunchback Stance" as the most efficient way to deliver powerful offensive techniques and to defend ourselves against an aggressive opponent...

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Active Play (AKA Working Out For Fun)

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Active Play (AKA Working Out For Fun)

As more and more of our time gets eaten up with social media, longer working hours, and streamed video, it's easy for us to forget about staying active. In contrast to our grandparent's generation, who were more likely to have physically active jobs and enjoy active pursuits in their spare time, most of us will find ourselves in jobs that involve us sitting down for large portions of the day and spending our spare time on iPads and TV-on-demand...

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The 5 Biggest Myths About Martial Arts Training

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The 5 Biggest Myths About Martial Arts Training

Whether it's learning to defend yourself and your loved ones, or enjoying a fascinating way to stay in shape, martial arts training is an amazing past time to pursue.  Unfortunately, a lot of people are put off by myths which - though they may be true in certain gyms are definitely not the norm...

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5 Secrets to Mastering Martial Arts

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5 Secrets to Mastering Martial Arts

Want to become an expert at martial arts and self defense? Despite all the varying styles and seeming complexities of martial arts, developing a high level of skill and knowledge doesn't have to be a mysterious process...

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Conditioning Happens...

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Conditioning Happens...

Conditioning happens whether you want it to or not.

It can work for you by reinforcing behaviours that you want to become habits… or, against you by deepening your bad habits...

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The Importance of Mental Game

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The Importance of Mental Game

In the quest for martial arts mastery, whole-body fitness and self defense effectiveness, much attention is often paid to learning more techniques, uncovering new workouts, and training with greater and greater realism. However, precious little attention is paid to the area that has the most potential to take our performance up to the next level – our mental game.   

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