For over 3 decades, I’ve been dedicated to the pursuit of fighting skill development on the mat, leading to the ability to defend oneself, while exploring how those lessons can show up in life so a person can thrive.

At the heart of my work is the embodied philosophy of self-reliance: knowing that you are equipped to take on the martial arts of everyday life more skillfully and win!


After surviving a near fatal attack on my life, I decided to teach martial arts full-time.

I took all my experience in martial arts… my years working the door, where I survived two knife attacks, a gun to my head, and 100’s of altercations… and began developing my own system. 

This became known as Crazy Monkey Defense and it’s been one of the most successful martial art schools in South Africa.


I have been blessed over the years to have taught my defensive tactics program to the US Army, Slovak and Thailand special forces.

I’ve taught at various law enforcement agencies and close protection teams all over the world on how to keep safe and survive interpersonal violence.

I’ve also had the privilege to teach my approach to inner management at companies such as Google, AirBnB, Facebook, and Singapore Airlines to name just a few. 

In 2019, I was one of the keynote speakers at the DISPAX 3rd International Conference on Unruly Airline Passenger Behavior in London – where we presented on the importance of Mindfulness in Action and its place in Aviation Security.


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