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Hi Dr. Rodney King here…..but everyone calls me ‘Coach’. Welcome to the School of Crazy Monkey!

More than 2 decades ago my first program, Crazy Monkey Defense arose out of my own personal need for a realistic approach to self-preservation. In the past two decades Crazy Monkey Defense has been applied by real world warriors both on the battlefield and unforgiving city streets — while its philosophy has been successfully implemented as a weapon to take on the martial arts of everyday life more skillfully.

In the years that have followed I have created two sister programs namely Crazy Monkey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Crazy Monkey Weaponize-Your-Body. Now along with my Coaching Team we are breaking new ground, offering world class coaching in our various programs through our Virtual Academy.

The Virtual Academy is designed to to help you achieve success in all aspects of your modern martial arts game. No matter if your focus is on developing your skills for the MAT, STREET or winning the battle of LIFE – our Virtual Coaching Team will show you how.

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Dr. (Coach) Rodney King

Rodney is the creator of Crazy Monkey Defense, Monkey-Jits, Weaponize-Your-Body and the Art of Self Reliance Experience. He is also the brainchild behind the virtual academy. Rodney is noted as a pioneer in coaching modern martial arts as both a system of self-protection, but equally as a way of life.  He is a 4th degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Rigan Machado. He earned his Doctorate with a focus in Mindfulness-in-Action and its application to leadership performance.

Coach Eric Kolesar

Eric Kolesar is the COO of Crazy Monkey Defense International and the co-owner of Crazy Monkey USA in Everett, Washington. Eric has over 20 years of experience coaching martial arts and is one of the original CM Coaches and is also a BJJ Black belt under Rodney King. Eric is also a veteran of the US Army, a combat vet having retired after 20+ years of service, he brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of leadership. Eric also holds a masters degree in Leadership and Executive Coaching.

Coach Jacques Wagner

Outside of being the Virtual Academy's full time coach, Jacques heads a full time Crazy Monkey Defense academy in South Africa. He is one of Coach Rodney's original students, earning his BJJ black belt under him, while assisting him on seminars around the world.

Coach Vince Choo

A lifelong fitness and martial arts practitioner, Vince shares his wealth of knowledge, along with fitness training tips to supercharge your performance on and off the mats.

Coach Saiko Kolesar

Saiko is a life long yoga teacher, meditator, co-owner and Head Coach of Kettlebell Sport and Strength Conditioning Programs at Crazy Monkey Academy USA HQ. She is also a Monkey-Jits practitioner and trainer. She shares Yin Yoga methods for BJJ to promote mobility and flexibility of joints along with breathing exercises.

Coach Aaron Le Boutillier

Aaron is the founder of Tree Roots Retreat where he teaches CMD, MJ and WYB. With over 20 years experience in corporate security he ensures a solid transition of security related services into the corporate sector. As a security specialist, with a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Psychology has deep insight into the criminal mindset. Aaron is currently pursuing his PhD in Criminology, his passionate about surfing, ultra marathons and plant based healing.



Rodney is the 'real deal' when it comes to all things 'street'. I 100% encourage students of the arts to investigate what Rodney King has to offer. You will not be disappointed. I know I wasn't.

Richard Norton
Richard Norton Legendary Martial Artist, Actor, Fight Choreographer

Rodney’s Crazy Monkey Defense is to standing what BJJ is to the ground- simple, functional, effective, non attribute based- and allows for easy modification and transference of skills to other battlefield specific skill sets. This modularity and adaptiveness is the genius of the system.

CW3 Maurice "Duke" Duclos
CW3 Maurice "Duke" Duclos US Army Special Forces, Tikrit, Iraq


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