Professional Testimonials

I have now worked with Rodney in various capacities—as a mentor, a collaborator, and as a student on the mat, and the more I have the privilege of knowing and being with him, the more I realize how exceptional he is in what he does. He has a natural leadership ability to inspire others to tap into their own capacities and to stretch beyond self-imposed limits. Truly, working with Rodney King you step into what he calls “full contact living.


Dr. Christian de Quincey, 
Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University and award-winning author of books on consciousness and the mind-body connection

As a positive psychology researcher I am impressed with Rodney King’s intuitive grasp of people’s strengths and hopes. Rather than building a martial art around fear of attack, testosterone-based competition, or external rewards King introduces the best aspects of performance psychology to help people achieve their own goals. In a field steeped in tradition, King artfully reimagines both the dojo and the martial arts business mentality. At long last, we have a perfect union of proven martial arts techniques with cutting edge approaches to teaching and personal development. As a martial artist myself, King’s methods are a breath of fresh air.


Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, Philos., CMC, Author of Positive Psychology Coaching & Positive Psychology in Practice

With the addition of the “mental game”, Rodney King’s martial arts program has elevated itself into another dimension. The mental game takes cutting-edge Behavioral Psychology findings and through easy-to-learn techniques show you how to harness the power of your brain to get even more out of your training program.Through mental game in-the-gym and homework exercises Rodney shows you how to develop a personalized training program based on your unique values and goals. This values-based program teaches you how use the power of your mind to work with you in your training efforts rather than against you. Rodney King’s program is definitely the ‘thinking man’s” approach to martial arts training. I heartily endorse this program for men at any level of training.

Dr. Richard Blonna, Professor, Certified Coach, Counselor & Health Education Specialist. Author of “Maximizing Your Coaching Effectiveness with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Seven Weeks to Conquering Your Stress & Stress Less, Live More

As a clinical psychologist I loved his discussion of the essential need for confidence and explanation of the central role of psychological armor in achieving functionality and adapting to what is coming at you. Similarly, Rodney defined and described the core concept of “self-efficacy” without resorting to unnecessary psychobabble. The fact that Rodney’s Crazy Monkey system is in demand within typically closed communities like law-enforcement, military, special forces, and security professionals speaks volumes. Rodney is crazy like a fox and getting invitations from luminaries in relevant psychology, performance coaching in all aspects of life, as he refines his understanding of developing embodied warriors. It is pretty uncommon to come across a man with his background and credentials to just present his stuff without arrogance. Gotta like this man.


Dr. Kevin Keough – Host of Warrior Traditions

Rodney King is one of the most thoughtful and innovative martial artists in the world today. By focusing on the mental aspects of learning and performance, he is redefining the way that martial arts are viewed, taught, and experienced. He knows that success in any endeavor requires more than knowledge or physical ability – that the mental game will drive the outcome. With the acumen of an experienced and mindful coach, Rodney can help you shape your future, attain your goals and perform to your full potential.


Professor, Dr. Randy Borum PsyD – Board Certified in Forensic Psychology (ABPP) author of The Psychology of Terrorism & Assessing and Managing Violence Risk in Juveniles

Rodney King is a multi-faceted, multi-talented individual who possesses a great vision for the world of sport, business and life. He is a world-class athlete and coach and he is a thought leader in his field. That is a potent combination. He is one of the world’s leading edge sports thinkers and one of the most innovative coaches in the martial arts.


Bill Cole MS, MA- Performance Psychologist & President of the International Mental Game Association

There are few people I’ve met in life who have as much passion about helping others as Rodney. He’s a true leader not only in martial arts but in helping people get the most out of life. He cares deeply about getting people results. That’s not easy to find these days. And the best part of everything he does is that what he teaches works!!!
John Michael Morgan: The Chuck Norris of Leadership Coaching & Best Selling Author of Brand Against The Machine