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Coach Rodney King

Martial ARTist/Self-Preservation Trainer/Author/Movement Adventurer


``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!!!!``

Testimonial John Michael Morgan
John Michael Morgan
Best Selling Author of Brand Against The Machine


WHY TRAIN WITH COACH RODNEY KING?

Very few self-preservation trainers have actually deployed what they teach in any meaningful way. It isn’t uncommon for many self-proclaimed ‘self defense experts’ to have never actually applied what they teach in the reality of interpersonal violence. Coach Rodney isn’t one of those people.

 

Born on the unforgiving streets, on the South Side of Johannesburg, he was brought up in a government housing estate, where gangs on the street and bullies at school were a daily occurrence. Rodney learned early on, that it didn’t matter how smart you were, all that mattered was how tough you were. When he wasn’t surviving the mean streets, dodging the neighborhood gangs, he was trying to avoid the bullies at school. Brought up by an abusive, alcoholic Mother, home wasn’t safe either.

 

At age 17, in another drunken rage, His Mother kicked him out of the house. Finding himself sleeping on the streets of ‘Joburg’, it seemed that he would become another sad statistic of violence, poverty and bad parenting. But he survived. Before his 18th birthday he enrolled into the South African Defense Force. Proving himself in a leadership role, he rose to the rank of platoon sergeant in the VIP Protection Unit. He was later deployed as part of counter insurgents operations, becoming the lead hand-to-hand combat instructor for his unit.

 

After leaving the military, with a skill set no one in the civilian world would employ, and never completing high school, he struggled to find work. The only job he could find was as a doorman. Over the next several years, Rodney worked outside some of the toughest nightclubs in and around Johannesburg. Eventually, he rose to lead a team of over 70 doorman as the head bouncer for dozens of nightclubs. It was specifically during this period that he honed his fighting skills, learning first hand what works and doesn’t in interpersonal violence.


I loved how Rodney King weaved his life story, and together with his martial art practice, was able to succeed and win at the martial arts of everyday life.

Testimonial Naveen Jain
Naveen Jain
Billionaire Entrepreneur & Founder: Moon Ex


Over the years Rodney applied the inner game skills he learned as a martial artist to become more resilient, to embrace his fears, and to develop laser-like focus. Having developed these qualities (he had to!) he went back to school, and put himself through college. His he currently completing his Ph.D.

 

Over the past decade Rodney has taught special-force military operators and law enforcement officers how to develop an unstoppable physical game and mind needed to survive when all else fails on the battlefield, or on the mean city streets. He has taught thousands of students how to both survive in life and death interpersonal violent encounters, as well as how to take on the Martial Arts of Everyday Life more skillfully.

Author of Full Contact Living and Shugyo-Fit, he continues to explore both the functional domain of martial efficacy, along with taking the lessons from the mat to supercharge a person’s life.

Rodney is also a 4th degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Rigan Machado. His training program both for stand-up, Jiu-Jitsu and self preservation are now represented and taught all over the world.


Rodney, you made me feel more comfortable within myself, more disciplined. Thank you for coaching me and training me, not only physically but mentally. I’ve become more centred in every aspect of my life. Day by day I say goodbye to the fearful and anxious person I once was. I am so grateful and excited to continue on this journey.

Testimonial Anji Woodley
Anji Woodley
Actress


TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES WITH COACH RODNEY


TRAIN WITH RODNEY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Come train with Rodney in South Africa at his Academy in Johannesburg. Rodney offers several exclusive packages you can choose from.



ATTEND A TRAINING CAMP

Attend one of Rodney's training camps. We offer training camps throughout the year in various parts of the world.



ATTEND/HOST A SEMINAR WITH RODNEY

Rodney regularly coaches seminars all over the world. Seminars are open to everyone, or you can consider hosting Rodney yourself.


CONTACT RODNEY DIRECTLY FOR MORE INFORMATION