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.


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

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