More Than Just Teaching People How To Fight!

"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 Thomposon
Martial Artist, Playwright & BAFTA Award Winning Author

I am mostly known in the world of modern martial arts. I created the Crazy Monkey Defense System that focuses on teaching students how to train for life, prepare for the street, and challenge themselves to improve their martial arts game 1% better than yesterday. I am a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu under my coach, the legendary Rigan Machado. Throughout the year, outside of teaching on almost every continent, I actively coach tier 1 operators from various fields in the art of self-preservation.

But, this isn’t really what I am about….

I am incredibly passionate about the ecology of mindbody integration as the next frontier of human flourishing. My goal is to teach others how to attune to their embodied intelligence through tools that encourage both embodied integration for health and personal mastery.

As such, I design and human engineer embodied experiences that challenge the long held, but misguided belief that the brain, and by extension cognition is the seat of all human intelligence proper. In doing so and by challenging the status quo, I re-invoke the ‘mind as fullness of body’ that is needed to make sense of all our experiences – especially in the unprecedented changing world we now find ourselves in.

My formative training in embodiment as a tool for personal transformation comes from my extensive background in martial arts – whilst my academic rigor in delivering sound research based embodied solutions – comes from my several years of research as a social scientist, and doctoral researcher.

There’s more to the story of course. If you are interested in the cliff notes version of my life thus far. Click the button below.

"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