The Weaponize-Your-Body (WYB) empty hand self-preservation system was developed,  evolved and was built off the world famous Crazy Monkey Defense Program. During this period, the program was further divided into the Combat Intelligent Officer/Soldier programs for those unique audiences. This is why in some of our older testimonials previous students ‘reference’ Crazy Monkey Defense, CMD, CIO or CIS. As of 2018, all of these ‘self-preservation’ specific programs were brought together under the Weaponize-Your-Body moniker.

WYB is the brainchild of Coach Rodney King.  Rodney is recognized as a world authority, and leading innovator in developing, and deploying, robust, real world empty hand self-preservation solutions. For over two decades, his programs have been deployed to meet empty hand self preservation threats both on the battlefield, and the mean inner city streets.

As noted, as of 2018, WYB became a stand-alone program offering, to meet the continued global need for an accessible, functional, accelerated learning approach to real world empty hand self-preservation. In addition, WYB was designed to be  a stand-alone  program that could be taught within a constrained time frame.

As such WYB offers accelerated learning options, that can be taught and deployed in a variety of settings, from corporate self-defense workshops – to ensuring law enforcement officers, military operators, and close protection teams  have the necessary empty hand defensive skills when they need it most.

What a Head Trainer for One of the US Army Special Forces Groups Had To Say About Our Approach

“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.”


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