Dr. Rodney King has taught weapon based, and empty hand self-preservation skills all over the world. His clients include special force military operators, law enforcement officers, and close protection teams. Most widely recognized for the development of the Crazy Monkey Defense modern martial arts system, he is a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Master Rigan Machado. Rodney served in the South African Military’s VIP protection unit, and as a platoon sergeant was the unarmed combatives trainer for his unit.
Rodney earned his Doctorate from the University of Leicester’s School of Business. His thesis and research focused on the embodied aspect of Mindful-Leadership. Key to his research was studying the efficacy of mindfulness first taught through an experiential, action oriented approach, and its subsequent application to leadership performance. In addition, he earned his Master of Arts degree in Leading Innovation and Change from York St John Universities School of Business. His undergraduate work was in psychology.
In the past two decades Rodney has worked closely with army special forces teams – helping them develop inner-fitness capabilities and defensive tactics skills for life and death encounters. He has instructed law enforcement officers both in the United States, Canada, Australia and Germany on how to protect themselves when all else fails. He regularly teaches cabin crew how to deal with unruly passengers 30 000 feet in the air. On top of that, he continues to teach seminars around the world on the two modern martial arts lifestyle brands he created (now taught in 15-countries around the world). And if this wasn’t enough, he is often asked to guest lecture or be a keynote speaker on topics ranging from embodied-leadership, mindfulness-in-action, to entrepreneurial success.