CRAZY MONKEY DEFENSE
A COMBAT ATHLETICALLY BASED SELF-PRESERVATION SYSTEM
Crazy Monkey Defense has been taught to, and deployed by real world warriors in the field. We have actively taught special force military operators, law enforcement teams, close protection details and security personnel for over 2-decades.
INSPIRED BY THE MAT, BUILT FOR THE STREET
Crazy Monkey Defense integrates the best of combat sports, deployed from a self-preservation framework.
As such our training is focused on teaching students how to develop and perform within live, systematic, progressive stress inoculated sparring experiences. We train to achieve success against an opponent who fights back with intent. In addition, Crazy Monkey Defense not only attends to the physical performance game, but equally the inner game needed to win in interpersonal conflict.
Crazy Monkey's success model is built upon an accessible martial platform designed for all terrains, from the mat, to the street and life. We coach by providing an environment of cooperative learning, with a ZERO meathead policy on the mat.
CRAZY MONKEY IS MORE THAN THE PHYSICAL
While the physical fight game is important, true peak performance in the fight game requires the full integration of mindbody performance.
For the past several years as a researcher, and PhD student Rodney has studied the effects of mindfulness on peak human performance. In CMD we don't hint to the importance of building an inner game, we have developed a systematic approach to teaching it to our students. At the end of the day, the the fight is won or lost in how well you are able to manage your inner opponent.
In Crazy Monkey we have a saying, "it's not the techniques that are the problem, but the ability to deliver them in the fight." Regardless of what techniques you think you know, you still need to deliver them in the heat of the fight. In Crazy Monkey we ensure our students completely understand, and know how to manage the physiological ramifications of interpersonal violence.
Martial Arts without a philosophy is simply violence. While we want all our students to be able to effectively defend themselves should they need too, we don't want the training we offer them to be at the expense of their emotional or psychological health. We offer a realistic approach to developing martial skills, while balancing that training with the equanimity of the art.
Rodney King is years ahead of his time, he has taken his martial arts to the level of budo, where few dare to go. I am a big fan.
Martial Artist, Playwright & BAFTA Award Winning Author
I’ve been a fan of the Crazy Monkey Defence for many years. It was a great privilege to have Rodney come out to Kings Academy to teach a seminar. It was even better to see his passion for teaching and the effectiveness of what he taught. I look forward to having him out to Kings Academy for a follow up seminar when he’s next back in the country.
MMA Star & UFC veteran, UFC Fight Week co-host on @FoxSportsAus
Had the absolute pleasure of spending time with and attending a seminar in Sydney with Rodney King, where he introduced me to the fundamentals of his 'Crazy Monkey' self defence system. Absolutely loved it. Why? Because Rodney is the 'real deal' when it comes to all things 'street'. There is a practical reason I want to listen and learn from a person like Rodney when it comes to reality based combat and that is because he knows first-hand what the real world is all about when it comes to reality based martial arts. His ability to teach with clarity and complete attention to detail in a way that the most novice of students can follow, is what makes this man special as a Teacher. 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 Award winning Actor, Stuntman, Fight Choreographer, and Martial Artist