It's been more than a year since I've updated this blog. I was tied up with my new job since early this year.
I do find time to train although it's less frequent than last year. The spirit is strong but the body... let's just say the body (& joints) are sore. Training Mixed Martial Arts is intense & demanding, mainly because we spar against resisting, countering opponents often. Even a structured & well-organised program like Crazy Monkey Defense can be demanding & taxing. The upside is my cardio has never been better, I almost never gas out during those multiple rounds of boxing or rolling with many training partners. I remain consistently calm even during intensive sparring, except maybe when my coach Vince puts the pressure on me. My blood pressure is still within the normal range, which is quite a blessing considering my Dad & Aunt has been taking drugs for hypertension since they were young.
Crazy Monkey Defense (CMD) curriculum is now arranged by CORE with plug-in courses like Kicks, Combat Intelligent Athlete, Somatic etc, focusing specifically on the key performance elements of that course. The cores are Evolutionary Core, Jurassic Core, Pathfinder Core, Spider Core & MMA Core. Nothing radically new compare to the previous CM1 (rimshot), CM2 (countergame), CM3 (crossed-swords) & CM4 (attached & clinching) training approach. But it's more refined & training is done in a much concise & clearer way, especially useful to a new person who just joined the program. A rookie today will learn & perform more effectively than a beginner in CMD 2 years ago.
Will write more about the new Crazy Monkey Defense (CMD) curriculum soon & the recent CMD seminar in KL.
4 months ago