Martial ARTist - Author - Teacher - Movement Adventurer

Coach Rodney King

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About Coach Rodney

My story is about beating the odds. Growing up in government housing on the South Side of Johannesburg, surrounded by bullies and gangs — brought me face to face with aggression, violence and fear. I learned to use my fists to fight my way out. I then taught others to do the same.

Now in my 40’s I feel I have finally woken up to realize that the real fight was never out there, but always in here, inside me. My work continues, finding the most appropriate way to experience my martial arts as a catalyst for personal transformation. My victories are not the conventional kind, in fact, my approach is counter culture. Most don’t agree with me, (especially men) — but I see the profound positive changes happening in my students lives each day on the mat.

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How important is self-protection to you? In this FREE eBook Coach Rodney covers crucial aspect of self-preservation, not only to keep you safe, but those you love. In addition he covers many of the pitfalls of modern unarmed combatives – arming you with the ability to know what is good and what is bad. When you subscribe below, you will automatically be subscribed to Coach Rodney’s blog (new posts are sent out only once a week on a Monday).

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I started the Mat/Street/Life list for people who love my approach and philosophy and want to know more. Best of all it’s totally FREE.


I don’t share any of the MTS episodes on the public domain. Its for members only. That way I know I am reaching the people who want to hear what I have to say.


The MTS is a vlogcast, often shot on the road as I travel around the world. Notifications of new episodes are sent directly to your inbox.


MTS is a personal journey, my journey into martial arts. I share key insights into my training, philosophy and taking the lessons from the mat into the world.

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The Combat Intelligent Athlete Show

I talk to some the most interesting people on the planet, many of which are martial artists
about what else: the martial arts experience, self defense and taking the lessons from the mat into life.


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