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Rodney King Crazy Monkey (No Drunk monkey here)

Post by Batboy2/75 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:32 am

First off great video.

What it is: Good system of striking defense and basic bare bones striking tools and strategies for the non-striker interested in MMA or self defense. If you're a BJJ or Judo guy with very limited striking experience. This will help you survive in order to take the game into your realm of expertise, ie the clinch and or the ground. You'll also be able to dish out some punishment on the way in.

What it isn't: It's not an advanced or even itermediate boxing intructional. Even then, those with a couple years or more of Boxing or other striking disciplines under their belts will come away with several big concepts for adapting sport Boxing defense to the MMA and self defense game.

I didn't take notes, so some of the terminology Rodney uses I'm not going to refer to.

First: Crazy Monkey Defense (not Drunken monkey)

A variation of the peekaboo guard boxing defense. Chin down hands up with palms and fingers on your L&R forehead. Basicly, the idea is that it takes too long for the non-boxer to learn non instictive boxing defensive moves; like bobbing and weaving, slipping, shoulder turns, advanced defensive postures (Philly shell), & catching (parrying) punches.

This creates a cone of defense around the head. The idea is to protect the head at all costs, even if you give up the body shot. The thought process is that the risk of being knocked out is too great with a head shot vs taking a body shot. Plus, the average idiot (90% of the population) is going to take a shot at your head vs the body. KISS is the rule of the day.

Rodney also demonstrates defending against jabs, Straight rights, hooks, and over hand rights. Along with this defensive posture Rodney demonstrates drills that two people can practice to develop the crazy monkey defense.

Basic strikes demostated are:

Rodney covers the basic boxing strikes very briefly. He does cover proper body machanics for striking, but he doesn't delve to far into the standard jab, Straight Right, Overhand right, hook or upper cut. This is probably the only negative of the video series, but considering this is a bare bones system for non-strikers, I can understand why Rodney didn't get side tracked on this topic.

Monkey slaps

Rodney demonstates how to incorporate an open hand slap off of a jab or striaght right. The idea is to set up your opponent with some missed jabs or S Rights. On the rebound you slap the back of the opponents neck with the palm of your hand. Rodney describes this as a strike that should result in a knock out blow.

Cave man

I liked this one quite a bit. It's a modified hammer fist used with in the clinch or while up close and inside the opponents guard. The basic demonstration is using the hammer fist while in a standard Muay Thai clinch. Hard to explain, but IMO a good strike vs. standard boxing stikes while in the clinch.

Modified upper cut

Nice domonstation for getting inside an opponnets guard and sneaking the upper cut in for a knock out or stunning blow.

3/4 shovel hook.

Nice demonstation of a devestating body shot. Rodney explains the proper mechanics for slipping or moving off cenet line so as to deliver the shot. Plus he explains where to target the body, the floating ribs vs the lat or hip, so as to cause maximum pain and damage.

Basic clinch strategy

Basicly how to move into and tak advantage of a standard Muy Thai clinch.


Overall very good video. The real Jewel is the defensive system. Very Basic and bare bones, but very effective for the non-striker.

I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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Post by rjudo » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:19 am

I've got Rodney's clinch seminar dvd, which seems to cover alot of the same stuff. Everything BB says is right on. Rodney King has some good stuff to teach.

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Post by Hagbard » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:12 pm

bats, did you get the quantum cm set or the two cm disks?
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Post by Batboy2/75 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:35 pm

Hagbard Celine wrote:bats, did you get the quantum cm set or the two cm disks?
I have street boxing 101 and Clinch seminar. I could have those titles mixed up. I'll check tonight when i get home.

Basicly the DVDs before Rodney repackaged his material.

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Post by Fat Cat » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:54 pm

I think it is Crazy Monkey, not Drunken. But I like drunks better than crazies any day.
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Post by rjudo » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:22 am

Drunks are much easier to take down and stomp, the crazies can sometimes be a problem...........

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Post by Hagbard » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:58 pm

thanks, home skillet.
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Post by Blueguy » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:56 pm

I have to apologize but when I saw "Rodney King Crazy Monkey", the first thing I thought about was that guy that the LAPD stomped back in the 90s and started the riots after they were aquitted.
Can't we all just get along?

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