Hi There, I am Coach Rodney King...

For the past two decades I have coached people from all over the world how to survive hostile mind-sets, and ensure that they are physically and mentally resilient to fight against all of life’s challenges. My students have included special force military operators, law enforcement teams, airline cabin crew, world champion combat athletes, and everyone else in-between. Through my various trainers programs (CMD | Jits | WYB), I have afforded people the opportunity to go on and live their passion — teaching others how to successfully defend themselves, and develop inner resilience to take on the martial arts of everyday life more skillfully and win.

My coaching approach integrates my real world experience in surviving interpersonal violence, along with my academic, and research background. I spent several years as a doctoral student and social scientist researching the keys to developing inner success in high performance environments. My method of teaching defensive tactics, from ground to stand-up integrates cutting edge inner fitness research, with real world, tested personal protection tools.

Personally I am passionate about the intersection between the ability to protect oneself, and those you love, while applying the tools learned through that experience to show up in life less aggressive, with more poise, and clarity. Beyond learning how to defend oneself, I believe that the journey of martial arts should be an experience of personal self-discovery, and personal transformation.

If you would like to get a quick taste of my approach, I have two free courses you can take now. One is an introduction to self-preservation, and the other, applying the inner fitness lessons from the mat to life.

Enjoy!

Rodney King, PhD

"Rodney is the 'real deal' when it comes to all things 'street'. I 100% encourage students of the arts to investigate what Rodney King has to offer. You will not be disappointed. I know I wasn't."
Richard Norton
Award winning Actor, Stuntman, Fight Choreographer, and Martial Artist
"I’ve been a fan of the Crazy Monkey Defence for many years. It was a great privilege to have Rodney come out to Kings Academy to teach a seminar. It was even better to see his passion for teaching and the effectiveness of what he taught. I look forward to having him out to Kings Academy for a follow up seminar when he’s next back in the country."
Elvis Sinosic
MMA Star & UFC veteran, UFC Fight Week co-host on @FoxSportsAus
“Rodney King is years ahead of his time, he has taken his martial arts to the level of budo, where few dare to go. I am a big fan.”
Geoff Thompson
Noted Martial Artist & BAFTA Award Winning Author
"I loved how Rodney King weaved his life story, and together with his martial art practice, was able to succeed and win at the martial arts of everyday life."
Naveen Jain
Billionaire Entrepreneur & Founder: Moon Ex
"There are few people I’ve met in life who have as much passion about helping others as Rodney. He cares deeply about getting people results. That’s not easy to find these days. And the best part of everything he does is that what he teaches works!!!"
John Michael Morgan
Bestselling Author of Brand Against The Machine
As a positive psychology researcher I am impressed with Rodney King’s intuitive grasp of people’s strengths and hopes. Rather than building a martial art around fear of attack, testosterone-based competition, or external rewards King introduces the best aspects of performance psychology to help people achieve their own goals. In a field steeped in tradition, King artfully reimagines both the dojo and the martial arts business mentality. At long last, we have a perfect union of proven martial arts techniques with cutting edge approaches to teaching and personal development. As a martial artist myself, King’s methods are a breath of fresh air.”
Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener
The Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology
“With the addition of the “mental game”, Rodney King’s martial arts program has elevated itself into another dimension. The mental game takes cutting-edge Behavioral Psychology findings and through easy-to-learn techniques show you how to harness the power of your brain to get even more out of your training program. Rodney King’s program is definitely the ‘thinking man’s” approach to martial arts training.”
Dr. Richard Blonna
Author of Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
“Rodney King is one of the most thoughtful and innovative martial artists in the world today. By focusing on the mental aspects of learning and performance, he is redefining the way that martial arts are viewed, taught, and experienced. He knows that success in any endeavor requires more than knowledge or physical ability – that the mental game will drive the outcome. With the acumen of an experienced and mindful coach, Rodney can help you shape your future, attain your goals and perform to your full potential.”
Dr. Randy Borum
Author of The Psychology of Terrorism
“Rodney is crazy like a fox and getting invitations from luminaries in relevant psychology, performance coaching in all aspects of life, as he refines his understanding of developing embodied warriors. It is pretty uncommon to come across a man with his background and credentials to just present his stuff without arrogance. Gotta like this man.”
Dr. Kevin Keough
Clinical Psychologist
“I have now worked with Rodney in various capacities—as a mentor, a collaborator, and as a student on the mat, and the more I have the privilege of knowing and being with him, the more I realize how exceptional he is in what he does. He has a natural leadership ability to inspire others to tap into their own capacities and to stretch beyond self-imposed limits. Truly, working with Rodney King you step into what he calls “full contact living.”
Dr. Christian De Quincey
Philosopher & Author of Radical Knowing

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