Trainers Glove Recognition System
The Trainers Glove recognition system works in tandem with the students glove ranking system. Both Trainers and students work towards blue, purple, bronze, silver and golden gloves. The only exception to this, is that Trainers first need to achieve their Green Glove status by successfully completing the CORE16 certification program before being allowed to move into the Blue Gloves stream. Students on the other hand begin at White Gloves and then move to Blue Gloves.
As with the student glove ranking system, all Trainers have to continue to develop a performance based fighting game.The difference between the student and Trainer glove system is that trainers are expected to continue to develop a high standard of teaching capabilities.
Each Glove on the Trainers program has 3 laces, or three tiers of recognition, leading to the final recognition of the glove itself. For example, Blue Gloves has lace 1, lace 2, lace 3, with lace 4 being the completion of Blue Gloves. Each lace has specific game criteria that need to be learned and met. Once a Trainer has been awarded their 4th lace on their Blue Gloves, they are then allowed to move into the Purple Gloves recognition stream (the process continues for all the gloves to follow).
The Purple Gloves stream is all about fighting out of the pocket and moving into the clinch boxing range. Here you learn CMD’s signature ‘dirty boxing’ game, which incorporates disrupting the opponents balance, fighting out of the pocket, and moving into the Straight Jacket Clinch (SJC) system. SJC can be thought of as real world trapping, where the aim is to neutralize the opponents ability to hit back, while gaining a favorable, and dominant position to attack from.
From a striking stand point, the focus shifts to close quarter strikes with a heavy emphasis on boxing, elbows, forearm smashes,knees and headbutts.
The Bronze Glove stream focuses on bringing all three CM games together (i.e., 1/2/3), with an emphasis on being adaptable to change one’s fighting style to deal with the opponents. This is where Trainers are introduced to the strategies, tactics and tools of the Fight Compass, which defines the various sparring archetypes and how to deal with them.
In addition, we work closely at this stage to ensure that a Trainer is able to seamlessly move between the varied games of CMD, regardless of the type of opponent being faced.
The Silver Gloves stream continues from Bronze Glove, where the emphasis now shift in helping a Trainer develop a formidable inner game. As we have learned over the years, it doesn’t matter how much you think you know, if your inner opponent stops you from applying those skill sets.
Golden Gloves is the 2nd highest recognition a Trainer can achieve in the Crazy Monkey Defense System. In order to do so a Trainer must have an exceptional performance based game, integrating all elements from the mat, to self preservation and applied in life.
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CAMP TRAINING PACK
Every participant receives a camp training pack on arrival. This includes, the CORE16 Trainer Certification Workbook (to be used throughout the 5-days), a sweat towel, water bottle and camp training shirt (extra shirts can be purchased on arrival)
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