I believe in his instructional style of continually training and educating oneself. The malfunction portion of the course was so valuable. Chris is very adamant about not letting details of his instruction get in the wrong hands. Chris is a member of the Shivworks Collective and based in New York. He and his assistant were patient and helpful and knowledgeable.
European kid in Denver for the summer. I walked away with more knowledge than I had prior to taking the course and it really opened my eyes to the reality of how predators target their victims. When Chris comes to town, I urge my friends to sign up. I honestly feel like I walked out of today's course a better shooter than when I walked in. We deal with both sides of the spectrum, the mental game approach of the defender as well as the attacker — and how to use that knowledge against the opponent. I learned a valuable instructor development lesson as well. It's not the most offensive delivery system but by learning to punch off the diving board, you'll learn how to keep your chin down and your lines tight which is invaluable if you are new to sparring Yeah I never liked the compete disregard of shots to the body that the defense seemed to offer.
My recommendation is to take his Low Light Considerations class. I've spent numerous hours in his classes sometimes taking the same class numerous times and it is well worth the investment in time and money. Because your core is solid, it will channel into your legs and because your legs are stable it will transfer into the floor. I decided I needed to fix this gap in my training. Each skills are all built upon from other skills learned that day. This has proved phenomenally popular, as more and more individuals, celebrities and military operators realize the sheer power of activating the natural intelligence of their body. Secondly I tried his stance and it felt kind of awkward and restricted my vision and head movement quite a bit.
Thanks again looking forward to future courses! The crazy monkey is his in close defensive structure. Get to one as soon as you can. He is a fantastic instructor and very knowledgeable about pistol skills and training and personal defense. When entering into punching range, the back is hunched, neck tucked in with shoulders shrugged, chin down, and the hands kept close to the body with the aim to reduce the surface area exposed while protecting vital parts of the body such as the chin, neck and body. I could see some rib counting sessions breaking out.
At Crazy Monkey Northwest we believe in the potency of combining innovative physical technique with warrior wisdom, with one single minded mission; helping you, our client to prepare for full contact living. It made me actually want to carry my gun for self-defense purposes. It isn't so much the techniques I'd be wary of,but their closed minded attitude of the organization. I'm not really sure what to make of it. This makes it easy for the practitioner to shoot or sprawl. Day 1 was all practical as we learned techniques and principals using edged weapons to essentially get someone off us or create space to escape. But what I saw in vids is pretty much what you have described, so I am guessing its not a huge innovation, rather just what it looked like, a way to ease people into hitting one another, as you say.
He maintains a class cadence that maximizes the use of time while still allowing for adequate breaks. I pretty much agree with these points. I never wanted to wear my pistol and after this course, I never want to take it off. It was developed by South African martial arts coach Rodney King not the same and no relation to. How to get on target quickly.
. Worth every penny no lie! Thank you again to Chris and Dan, two first class instructors. Also learned awesome methods to properly handle your shotgun and make effective reloads. I spoke to some boxing coaches a while back, but we weren't really on the same wavelength. . This class should be mandatory.
You will end the day with knowledge, confidence and skill. I think I'll concentrate on basic boxing for now. He's extremely conscientious about making sure everyone in the class, from novice to advanced, is learning and progressing- he is genuinely concerned with making everyone better. You will leave this class with confidence to carry daily and the desire to train harder. We talked about equipment,techniques, targeting and gear configurations.
Some were better but seemed puzzled as to why I wanted to train given my age! But what really struck me was Chris' depth of knowledge of the subject and his ability to convey this knowledge to both beginners and experienced shooters with an dexterity that is reserved for true masters of their craft. To date I've taken 3 of his handgun classes 2 shotgun classes and 1 knife class. Thanks man Russ B read more When I took my first class from Chris several years ago, I was at an impasse, I was shooting a lot but could not hit the side of a barn. Chris spotted the problem my strong side arm got all tensed up and I was off to the races. You'll be part of a global tribe of Crazy Monkeys taking the lessons they learn on the mat back into their daily lives. Sparring offers unique challenges, and should be something that everyone can benefit from.
I hate folders; I own folders, but I am not coordinated enough to deploy a folder during periods of stress. Having watched him teach I was extremely confident in his ability to train myself and my wife on small knife concepts and applications. I was also super intimidated by my gun and handled it like it was a grenade. I recently took one of his courses and at this range every single time you eject a magazine they land right in the sand which resulted with me having 2 malfunctions that day. Chris is a natural teacher who is also very keen at diagnosing the cause of problems that you may be having and to suggest possible corrections. I am a small person who could easily be overpowered by someone if the situation were to arise and now I feel that I will be more aware of my surroundings when out in public. I imagine this like having a coathook on the back of your head and some pulling your hoodie up and hanging it on the coat hook.