Monday, April 25, 2011


These are a few questions we are often asked, so we thought we'd put them up, along with our answers.

If you have any more questions, you can email us at or just drop by in person - and as long as you're here, try a class out! Our Martial Arts Open Week starts TODAY and you can go to all the classes for FREE! More information is in the post directly under this one.


1. “When are your classes?”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: 
Tuesday & Thursday 8.00 - 9:30 p.m.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Technique (drilling only): 
Friday 7.00 - 8.00 p.m.

Crazy Monkey Defense Fundamentals: 
Monday 8.00 - 9.00 p.m. & Wednesday 7.00 - 8.00 p.m.

Crazy Monkey Defense Intermediate:
Wednesday 8.00 - 9.00 p.m.

2. “What should I bring or wear? Do I need shoes?”

For CMD, you don't need to bring anything, but boxing gloves are strongly recommended. We have public gloves you can use, but depending on the number of people in a class, you may have to share them with others. We sell gloves, but if you have your own that's fantastic!

For BJJ, you will need a gi (a martial arts kimono). If you have your own gi from other martial arts training you are welcome to use it. Just be warned that in Jiu-Jitsu there is a lot of gripping and pulling, so if the material is thin, it may rip. If you don't have one, we have a limited number of gis in stock for sale, and you can also rent one for RM10 per class.

Note: depending on the number of people in class, there may not be enough gis to go around if everyone rents. Please bring along a spare t-shirt and shorts in case.

You don't have to wear shoes, as all our training is barefoot.

3. “You offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Is that where you are doing handstand and flips, and there is a lot of cool music?”

No, that’s actually a totally different thing: it’s called Capoeira. We don’t offer it, but who knows – maybe one day we will; we think it looks really cool! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more like a mix of Judo and Wrestling.

You can find more information here:

4. “Wrestling? Do you mean like WWE-style?”

Nope! WWE is entertainment, we mean Wrestling as in the martial art. What you see in the Olympics is closer to BJJ.

5. “I’d like to try out your Crazy Monkey Dance / Boxing Dance / etc. What kind of dance is it?”

It’s the kind that’s not a dance at all! Crazy Monkey Defense is a martial arts program, so we’re mainly concerned with self-defense.

6. “Why did you call it Crazy Monkey Defense?”

We didn’t name the style, and we didn’t invent it. It’s an international program and the head of the program, Rodney King, is based in South Africa. There are trainers in South Africa, North America, Europe, Australia and all over South East Asia!

For more info you can check out:

7. “So you have Crazy Monkey Defense, but do you have Kickboxing?”

Yes we do, as a part of the CMD program, but we mainly use punches. We teach kicks and knee strikes, but for the most part you will be using your legs for moving around and keeping balance, rather than striking.

8. “Can women join these classes? Or are they just for men?”

Women are always welcome in either BJJ or CMD. We would just recommend that for BJJ, that women bring a partner or friend.

9. “Can I just watch a class? I don’t know if I want to try it out.”

We strongly recommend you try the classes out rather than watch. The reason is: you will probably not really understand what is happening unless you experience it for yourself. Much more is happening than you may be able to see, and it is hard to catch unless you are actually doing it.

10. “Which is better for me, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Crazy Monkey Defense?”

Well, that’s really up to you. They are both martial arts, and the only difference is the emphasis. In the BJJ program, we train mainly for sport competition (which means there is no striking), and in the CMD program the focus is on self-defense (which means everything is based on striking).

We recommend you come and try out both classes and see if you like the training. If you want to do both, that’s great too!

The first class is always free, so you can come and see if you like the training environment and atmosphere.

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