Crazy monkey kung fu

I just stumbled on these guys again on Youtube:

It’s been a while since I saw that clip but it never fails to amaze me. Maybe it’s crazy monkey kung fu or something like that, no idea. I understand what they’re trying to do but I doubt this is the best way to get there. But that’s just me…

UPDATE: I just posted a follow up, explaining why these guys might train in such a way, in the post “Martial intent, the wrong way“.

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  1. Dude, if you understand what they are trying to do, please share that wisdom with the rest of us!

    The first time I saw this video, I thought some Youtuber was having a laugh, like when someone stitched the old Tekken commercials together with Afro Ninja.

    But on a second glance, I see it is just Chinese Krav Maga.

    • Afro Ninja, lol!
      I’ll do a follow up post later Chris. I’m not sure if there’s much wisdom I can share on this but I’ll try to explain what I see as useful in this training.

  2. Dude, if you understand what they are trying to do, please share that wisdom with the rest of us!

    The first time I saw this video, I thought some Youtuber was having a laugh, like when someone stitched the old Tekken commercials together with Afro Ninja.

    But on a second glance, I see it is just Chinese Krav Maga.

    • Afro Ninja, lol!
      I’ll do a follow up post later Chris. I’m not sure if there’s much wisdom I can share on this but I’ll try to explain what I see as useful in this training.

  3. Danny Young says

    Well, when I used to drink too much, I found this entertaining…..Drunk Monkey I guess………. :)

  4. Danny Young says

    Well, when I used to drink too much, I found this entertaining…..Drunk Monkey I guess………. :)

  5. Ok, I’m not a master of anything, but what the snot am I looking at?

    Looks like attack of the psycho retards.

  6. Ok, I’m not a master of anything, but what the snot am I looking at?

    Looks like attack of the psycho retards.

  7. Hey Wim,

    Seems like a lot of effort but I can see how distracting initially fighting someone like this could be. To each his own.

    • Hey John,
      yup, it’s not how I would go about things but if they can make it work, more power to them. That said, I’m not overly impressed.

  8. Hey Wim,

    Seems like a lot of effort but I can see how distracting initially fighting someone like this could be. To each his own.

    • Hey John,
      yup, it’s not how I would go about things but if they can make it work, more power to them. That said, I’m not overly impressed.

  9. hmmm interesting, and i suppose in all seriousness it would take many people (including myself) by suprise, but like you say it doesnt seem to be the most effective thing in the world, just a lot of fast random flailing as opposed to strategic striking??

  10. hmmm interesting, and i suppose in all seriousness it would take many people (including myself) by suprise, but like you say it doesnt seem to be the most effective thing in the world, just a lot of fast random flailing as opposed to strategic striking??

  11. would love to hear your what your take is on this, the long version. Hope you are able to post soon. I think this can be effective, more likely than not, however against untrained opponents. If a highly trained individual keeps his calm center and does “his stuff”, I think perhaps this particular style could have a “monkey wrench” ( oh no, no pun intended!) thrown in it’s works.

    But then again, it’s the individual’s mastery of a particular fighting system more than the art itself, I believe, so, who knows in the end. Maybe if you’re “behind the wheel” of this system of fighting and you train just as hard as anyone else in any other fighting system, perhaps you could be an extremely effective fighter.

    Would like to hear your take on this when you have the chance to post.

    Thank you

    • Hi Fred, I wrote the follow up here: Martial intent, the wrong way.
      Hope you like it!

      Personally, I believe you’re right in saying that it’s the person and not the style that counts. In that regard, there are no bad styles. But the crazy monkey guys didn’t impress me with good body mechanics or tactics. So I’m gonna pass on their stuff. :-)

  12. would love to hear your what your take is on this, the long version. Hope you are able to post soon. I think this can be effective, more likely than not, however against untrained opponents. If a highly trained individual keeps his calm center and does “his stuff”, I think perhaps this particular style could have a “monkey wrench” ( oh no, no pun intended!) thrown in it’s works.

    But then again, it’s the individual’s mastery of a particular fighting system more than the art itself, I believe, so, who knows in the end. Maybe if you’re “behind the wheel” of this system of fighting and you train just as hard as anyone else in any other fighting system, perhaps you could be an extremely effective fighter.

    Would like to hear your take on this when you have the chance to post.

    Thank you

    • Hi Fred, I wrote the follow up here: Martial intent, the wrong way.
      Hope you like it!

      Personally, I believe you’re right in saying that it’s the person and not the style that counts. In that regard, there are no bad styles. But the crazy monkey guys didn’t impress me with good body mechanics or tactics. So I’m gonna pass on their stuff. :-)

  13. It’s been a while since i have see the monkey style-i must admit it was mainly in the kung fu movies. Gotta pretty athletic -if they can make it work more power too them.

    I agree 100% that its the martial artist rather then the style… A guy proficient in No Can Do will always beat a black belt who approaches their style half heartedly

  14. It’s been a while since i have see the monkey style-i must admit it was mainly in the kung fu movies. Gotta pretty athletic -if they can make it work more power too them.

    I agree 100% that its the martial artist rather then the style… A guy proficient in No Can Do will always beat a black belt who approaches their style half heartedly

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