More Than Just Teaching People How To Fight!
I am mostly known in the world of modern martial arts. I created the Crazy Monkey Defense System that focuses on teaching students how to train for life, prepare for the street, and challenge themselves to improve their martial arts game 1% better than yesterday. I am a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu under my coach, the legendary Rigan Machado. Throughout the year, outside of teaching on almost every continent, I actively coach tier 1 operators from various fields in the art of self-preservation.
But, this isn’t really what I am about….
I am incredibly passionate about the ecology of mindbody integration as the next frontier of human flourishing. My goal is to teach others how to attune to their embodied intelligence through tools that encourage both embodied integration for health and personal mastery.
As such, I design and human engineer embodied experiences that challenge the long held, but misguided belief that the brain, and by extension cognition is the seat of all human intelligence proper. In doing so and by challenging the status quo, I re-invoke the ‘mind as fullness of body’ that is needed to make sense of all our experiences – especially in the unprecedented changing world we now find ourselves in.
My formative training in embodiment as a tool for personal transformation comes from my extensive background in martial arts – whilst my academic rigor in delivering sound research based embodied solutions – comes from my several years of research as a social scientist, and doctoral researcher.