Crazy Monkey Alaska opened in 2011 in Anchorage, Alaska. After 6 years of training CM we were ready to share it, to empower our friends and neighbors to live happier, healthier, safer lives through training. No matter if you’re learning for self-preservation, health, fitness, personal growth or business confidence will design a training program that works for you. That meets your needs, which delivers your goals at home and business and in life. At Crazy Monkey Alaska we encourage you to trust your own experience and insight when you’re training. To learn what works for you and what doesn’t. To build on what you’re good at, to find what your great at!
We encourage you to experiment and you innovate! Crazy Monkey Defense is a modern martial art that is grounded in BOXING. Crazy Monkey was created to be the counter culture to a modern martial art world that is focused on hyper-competitiveness and reality based self defense rhetoric. The training environment that emerges from this philosophy is FREE from the ‘Meatheads’, ‘Alpha Males’, and ‘Tough Guise’ so prevalent in the martial arts world. At Crazy Monkey Alaska we believe in the potency of combining innovative physical technique with warrior wisdom, with one purpose; to help you, our client, to prepare for full contact living, physically, mentally and emotionally. We understand the importance of a warrior’s self-discipline. Whilst we help you achieve your goals in fitness, health and defense, our unique teachings show you how to handle your life and workplace conflict more skillfully.
We coach you how to implement your lessons from the mat to perform well in all aspects of your life by connecting with your inner warrior. You will learn how to defend yourself, build inner and outer strength, and you will learn how to manage your emotions and stress better. Ultimately training at Crazy Monkey Alaska, even in sparring, is not about dominating the person in front of you, but a vehicle for learning to control fear, cope with frustration, and developing self control! Taught to world class athletes, military special forces and every day martial artists (female and male), we offer embodied performance coaching; a fusion of modern martial arts and the philosophy of the body. This has proven to be very popular as more individuals, celebrities and military operators realize the sheer power of activating the natural intelligence of their body. To summarize Crazy Monkey in once sentence: We coach you to use your embodied intelligence so that you can survive hostile mind-sets, and are physically and mentally resilient to fight against all of life’s challenges.
Preparing you for Full Contact Living on and off the mat. Crazy Monkey Alaska coaches life-skills. Martial Arts are a wonderful vehicle for positive, healthy change in people’s lives – helping them move out of negative spaces and into positive ones. Of course this only happens if martial arts are coached correctly and with philosophical implications. Through coaching the Crazy Monkey Defense Program we strive to find the life lessons in everything we do on the mat and in the gym. If what we are coaching and practicing does not help us perform better in our lives and career outside of the gym, then we don’t want to coach it.
Developing focus, patience, mindfulness, centered, discipline and a healthy attitude toward obstacles are only a few of the lessons that Crazy Monkey Alaska actively engages in creating. Crazy Monkey Alaska strives for Ecological and Social Consciousness. Beyond using the martial arts for self defense and developing a healthy personal lifestyle and philosophy – we also want our practice to be mindful of how our actions and our martial arts practice affects the ecology around us, and the greater society as a whole. Therefore through the Crazy Monkey Defense Program we seek out an active roll in our neighborhood, our society and the planet as a whole. We realize that the quality of our consciousness is directly linked to the quality of our relationships with the people in our gym, our neighborhood and the world we live in.