What Is Crazy Monkey Defense
Crazy Monkey Defense (CMD) has been taught to, and deployed by some of the world’s finest modern day warriors. We have taught CMD to special force military operators, law enforcement teams, and close protection groups. As such, CMD has been successfully deployed in various environments, from the battlefield, to hot steaming jungles, to the urban sprawl of city streets.
The ability of Crazy Monkey Defense to do so, speaks to the functionality of the system to morph and cross-platform to various self-preservation environments. This is why when we talk about CMD in respect to dealing with interpersonal violence, we define it as an:
All Terrain Combat Athletically Based Self-Preservation System
(You can learn more about our All Terrain Methodology HERE)
Rodney teaching how to get back to your feet to special forces soldiers @ The Royal Thai Army Special Warfare Command
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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.
From the Mat into Everyday Life
While teaching students self-preservation skills is a default in Crazy Monkey Defense training, what most excites us about coaching the program to others — is how we purposively empower our students to apply the lessons they learn on the mat to take on the martial arts of everyday life more skillfully. Self-mastery then through the experience of Crazy Monkey Defense, is part of everything we do.
Through Rodney’s academic background and research we have integrated several key fields of human flourishing into our curriculum. From performance psychology, to the art and science of mindfulness, embodied cognition, and the application of cutting edge pedagogy (methods and practice of teaching) — we offer a curriculum that is changing the way modern martial arts is viewed, coached and experienced.
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.”
Why Choose To Teach Crazy Monkey Defense?
There is no denying that in this day and age you have an untold number of choices of systems, styles and programs you can choose from to teach to others.
So why then choose Crazy Monkey Defense?
If you are looking for a hyper-competitive, or drenched in reality based self-defense paranoia kind of martial arts experience — then CMD simply isn’t the right choice for you. There are loads of people offering these types of programs, and even more teaching those kinds of experiences. You can find them all over YouTube.
You want to engage your valuable time in a modern martial arts experience that is more than simply about learning how to fight — then CMD is the right choice for you. CMD is the ‘thinking man’s modern martial arts experience.’
Of course, Crazy Monkey Defense like any good modern martial arts experience integrates proven self-preservation training. As such, and as noted earlier, CMD has both been taught to, and applied by, some of the world’s elite real world warriors.
However, we cannot overstate the importance of what we highlight next…..
Crazy Monkey Defense is the only modern martial arts experience where ‘Martial’ and ‘Art’ have been fully (re)integrated. What we offer isn’t founded on tradition however — but rather on the latest advances and research in the fields of human flourishing. As such, we are able to offer our students, and those who teach CMD, a modern martial arts experience that will enable them to purposefully show up in life with more clarity, poise and equanimity.
The truth is, both you (and your students) may never be called upon to deploy the self-preservation skills you have learned from us, but you are guaranteed to use the inner fitness skills you develop through the experience of CMD in every facet of your daily life (including your students.)
This is what we mean when we say that at its core, Crazy Monkey Defense is a:
Modern lifestyle martial arts experience!
We seamlessly integrate the experience of learning combat athletic skills on the mat, with the application of those skills to real life interpersonal violent encounters. While at the same time creating an environment of learning and training that invokes personal transformation, built upon the latest research in human excellence.
Rodney is crazy like a fox, getting invitations from luminaries in relevant psychology, and 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!
Join 9 trailblazers in paradise – as we journey together into the heart of what it takes to be a world-class Modern Martial Arts Lifestyle Trainer.
Integrating the very best, and rigorously tested self-preservation skills, along with cutting edge research from the field of performance psychology – we will give you the tools, strategies and skills to set yourself apart as an elite Trainer in the world of modern martial arts.