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. CMD has been successfully deployed in diverse environments, from the battlefield, hot steaming jungles, to city streets.
The ability of Crazy Monkey Defense to do so, speaks to the functionality of the system to morph and cross-platform to the needs of various self-preservation environments.
While teaching self-preservation skills is a default in Crazy Monkey Defense, what will set you apart as a CMD Trainer is your ability to offer a modern martial arts experience that balances functionality with the art of self-reliance. You will learn how to purposively empower your students to apply the lessons they learn on the mat to take on the martial arts of everyday life more skillfully.
CORE16 is Crazy Monkey Defense’s flagship 16-week foundational course. It’s the first course taught to all our students around the world. In CORE16 students are introduced to the foundations of the CMD System, with a focus on developing a combat athletic game, with equal emphasis on developing key self-preservation skills.
CORE16 takes a multidisciplinary approach to building a formidable foundation that all future Crazy Monkey skills will be built from. CORE16 focuses primarily on the outside game (before moving into mid and close quarter games later on), mixing both the athletic fight base movements, along with self-preservation skills. The goal is to teach students important key ‘fighting’ skills that are both focused on technical development, but at the same time begin to prime them to be able to successfully defend themselves.
When you join Crazy Monkey’s CORE16 Trainers Program you will be given access to our 18-week online trainers program. Each week you will be given access to a new module which includes all the theory, techniques and a done for you workout you can teach to your students.
You can join our Trainers Team no matter if you want to teach out of your garage, as a trainer in someone else’s facility, teach the program at your existing academy, or for your own personal development (for example: you may want to teach CMD in the future but want to certify now). Should you want to open a fully branded Crazy Monkey Defense Academy, please CONTACT US HERE
Choose this option if you want to teach from home, for example from your garage.
Choose this option if you either run your own academy and want to integrate Crazy Monkey as an additional program you offer, and or, if you teach out of someones else’s academy.
Choose this option if you want to open, and or run a fully branded Crazy Monkey Defense facility. Please contact us prior to choosing this option.
Rodney King has taught weapon based, and empty hand self-preservation skills all over the world. His clients have included special force military operators, law enforcement officers, airline cabin crew, close protection teams and everyone else in between.
Most widely recognized for the development of the Crazy Monkey Defense modern martial arts system, he is also a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. He has been interviewed on some of the worlds leading podcasts, an author, and writer for key publications such as SOFREP (Special Operations Forces Report).
Rodney’s undergraduate work was in psychology and he earned his Masters in Leading Innovation & Change.
He completed is PhD, with a research focus in the role mindfulness plays in peak leadership performance. As such, Rodney is regularly asked to present globally on the role mindfulness plays in peak performance environments.
Outside of growing up in one of the most violent cities in the world, Johannesburg, he spent several years working the door, and served in the South African Military’s VIP protection unit. As a platoon sergeant, he was the lead unarmed combatives trainer.