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Become a Crazy Monkey Trainer



ABOUT THE CRAZY MONKEY DEFENSE SYSTEM

Teach a highly accessible, intuitively based striking program designed around a Zero Meathead policy!

There tends to be two expressions of stand up training in most modern martial arts schools around the world. Either it’s completely over the top hard core, and unnecessarily full contact, or its shows up as a glorified workout that loses all its potency as a combat athletic expression. In the first example retention of students are low. Lets be honest, no sane person wants to be the punching bag for someone else. In  the second example, there may be initially many students that sign up, but people get bored of a boxercise type class.

Crazy Monkey Defense bridges the gap between functionality and fun.

CMD is more than simply about teaching another person how to ‘fight’ or get ‘fit’. Our goal has always been to re-engineer the modern martial arts experience. Not only do we want our Trainers to coach a cutting edge striking based system that works ‘under fire’ – be that on the mat or in self-preservation – we also want to positively impact our students lives off the mat in life. Not through some kind of ‘self help’ jargon, but rather through cutting edge research deployed through a modern martial arts lens.

If you  are looking to coach a striking based program without the proverbial meatheads, bravado and over the top hyper-competitiveness often found in many modern martial arts schools today, then CMD is for you. Crazy Monkey Defense is an approach to modern martial arts that is both functional and accessible to wide audience, regardless of age or fitness level, but without selling out to the fitness machine or becoming bogged down in ‘reality based self defense’ rhetoric.


BENEFITS OF JOINING THE CMD TRAINERS PROGRAM


GLOBAL PRESENCE, GLOBAL RECOGNITION

With Trainers and Academies all over the world, you gain instant recognition in the global modern martial arts community, representing one of the finest most recognized modern martial systems taught today.


ONLINE TRAINING HUB, IN-PERSON TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Not only will you be given access to our curriculum via our online training hub, we offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for in-person training. From trainers only events to annual training camps, there is always an opportunity for you to level up both your personal game, and your coaching. Many of these experience are offered free, or are heavily discounted for trainers. You also have the opportunity to host seminars with some of our lead trainers and reasonable rates.

WORLD CLASS SUPPORT

We partner with you in your success. Access some of the finest minds in the modern martial arts world, including Coach Rodney King. Support is always a Skype call away. Ask questions on our exclusive Whatsapp group and learn from everyone. You are not on your own!


GLOVE RECOGNITION FOR YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS

We realize that having a robust reward system in any academy or training space is key to motivation and retention. Not only will you have the opportunity to gain Glove Rank in CMD, but you will be able to recognize your own students too. This is achieved through following our structured curriculum. CMD's Glove Performance System is built on memorizing techniques, but rather on game performance. Over a recognition system that means something both to your students, and globally recognized.


SIGN-UP OPTIONS

There are three sign-up options (see below for more details). If you would like to join our Trainer team purely for your own development, you can do so too (choose the Not For Profit option below). Once you have signed up, we will schedule a call with you. During that call we will discuss the process of the trainers program in more detail, discuss your goals, and advice you on the best personalized route for you to become a fully accredited Crazy Monkey Defense Trainer (typically takes 12-months). Terms and Conditions apply. Please read those carefully at the bottom of this page.

 

Garage Group/Not For Profit Option ($84/month):

Are you planning to teach Crazy Monkey Defense from your garage or not for profit? Then our Garage Group/ Not For Profit monthly Trainers license fee is for you.

 

Affiliate CMD Trainer License Option ($125/month):

If you plan to teach Crazy Monkey Defense as a program in someone else’s studio, and or you already own your own studio/academy and plan to teach Crazy Monkey Defense as a program in your facility, then our Affiliate CMD Trainer monthly license fee is for you.

 

Fully Branded CMD Trainer ($200/month):

If you plan to open a training space that will only teach Crazy Monkey Defense or one of our sister programs, then our Fully Branded Trainers License Fee is the option for you. We reccommend you e-mail us first before signing up.


EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL CMD ACADEMIES


The Trainers License fee that you pay monthly legally allows you to utilize and teach our curriculum, including the use of our logos, and the Crazy Monkey Defense name in advertising. As part of the Crazy Monkey Defense Trainers Program you may license in all of our add-on programs at no extra charge.

These are,

  • Weaponize-Your-Body Workshop for Civilians
  • EDGED Defense Workshop for Civilians

While we offer an online curriculum for CMD, it is important that you attend at least one in-person training event per-year. This can be with either your Regional Training Director, and or at one of Rodney’s seminars/events. It is at these events that both your personal game and your ability to teach will be assessed. You receive 50% discount on all local and international training events (with some being FREE for Trainers).

In addition we advertise your participation, including your contact details for training for free on our website.

You will also be assigned a ‘mentor ‘ as your go to person for everything Crazy Monkey.

You will be added to our official Whatsapp group, so you can keep in contact with all fellow Trainers around the world.

All other online events such as webinars etc, are free for Trainers to attend.

You receive 50% discount on all Rodney’s latest online courses designed for civilians.

You can teach Crazy Monkey Defense anywhere you like. In your garage, in a gym, or in your own academy. We have Trainers that only teach CMD in one-on-one training. The options are endless. However please note, Crazy Monkey needs to be taught as a separate stand-alone program. We do not allow CMD Trainers to integrate the program into any other martial arts based program/style – unless that program is one of those under our umbrella.

This doesn’t stop you FROM teaching CMD in other academies that may offer other martial art styles, but when teaching CMD it has to be taught as a stand alone class and or session.

You can begin teaching Crazy Monkey Defense straight away after joining the Trainers Team. However, you have to openly identify both on advertising, social media, and to potential students that you are an Apprentice Trainer, and in the process of completing your apprenticeship to become a fully accredited Trainer.

Once you are an accredited Trainer – which typically takes 12-months and 1 in-person training event with either your Regional Training Director and or Rodney – you may then advertise yourself as such.

Crazy Monkey Defense Trainers are required to work through the same Glove Performance Ranking System just like their students, but in addition are assessed on their ability to teach the curriculum as well. This is outlined below:

  • White Gloves (lace 1/2/3): Focuses on the CM1 or outside game.
  • Blue Gloves (Lace 1/2/3): Focuses on the CM2 or mid-line game. When you qualify as a Trainer you will be awarded Blue Gloves  Trainer recognition (typically this takes 12-months). At that stage, you may now award Glove Rankings and there subsequent laces to one level below your own (i.e., White Gloves laces 1/2/3).
  • Purple Gloves (Lace 1/2/3): Focuses on the clinch boxing game. Once you are a license Purple Glove Trainer, you can qualify your own students for White and Blue Gloves laces 1/2/3.
  • Bronze Gloves (Lace 1/2/3): Focuses on developing the Sparring Mind inner game, and the ability to deploy the Fight Compass with the full integration of all three Crazy Monkey Games (i.e., CM1, CM2, CM3). You may now evaluate your own students for White, Blue and Purple Gloves laces 1/2/3.
  • Silver & Gold Gloves: By invitation only.

We believe that Trainers representing our programs must want to be part of our team, as such, we don’t expect you to be tied into lengthy contracts. However, as you can understand we need to protect our programs too, not only for us, but you as well. As such we will ask you to sign a simple contract after you join. You may exit the Trainers program at anytime with two full months paid calendar notice. In addition, all your students who are training Crazy Monkey Defense with you need to pay  $20 membership fee before the start of each new glove ranking phase (i.e. when they join you in White Gloves, when they move to Blue Gloves, and when they move to Purple Gloves).

When you pay the $20 membership fee for your student, it enters them into our database, where we assign a unique student number to them. When you qualify your student/s for a lace and or Glove Ranking, you then submit their details to us, and we send you their certificate, with their unique student number clearly shown on their certificate.

We understand that for some Trainers, especially those who already own their own academies waiting 12-month to qualify as a Trainer may be to long. To this end, you can fly to Johannesburg and Fast Track to accredited Trainer in 10 Days.

You will spend 5 days intensively going through the formative curriculum with Coach Rodney himself. You will then be expected to attend classes at his academy. This will culminate with you teaching a formative CMD class at Crazy Monkey Defense HQ, while being critiqued. If you pass, you will be given your accredited Trainer license.

If you are interested in this option please e-mail us for current rates for this option.