As noted on our History Page, prior to consolidating our programs in 2018 under the Weaponize-Your-Body moniker, we previosuly taught this same program under names of Crazy Monkey Defense, Combat Intelligent Soldier and Officer respectively. As such, some of the recognition below reflects those previous program names.
I would like to thank Rodney for an awesome experience, what a training event. Inner game training is simply a very neglected area and I am glad we had unique opportunity to start to work with such a professional mental game coach like Rodney. We got to learn a core inner game plan and several strategies, that exceeded all our expectations. Learning to deal with highly stressful situations, fear, low self-confidence after mistakes are simply part of our everyday experience as operators. However the question was always, “how to overcome them.” But now, thanks to Rodney, we have a logical step-by-step blueprint we can use to overcome these inner obstacles. Huge thanks to Rodney for his professional approach — he is true leader who raised our performance levels to new heights.
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. Rodney’s understanding and ability to break complex movements down to the simplest easy to understand (and replicate) patterns shows his depth of knowledge and experience as a coach and trainer.
Rodney’s approach to inner game training allowed every team member to reach their full physical and mental potential. It also allowed everyone to keep a consistent performance level. Its effectiveness helped in particular situations where stress and frustration are a daily occurrence. Rodney has created whole mental game approach that was able to turbo charge our self-confidence and focus under pressure. Two critical elements for the battlefield, as a Team Leader that I have personally enjoyed was “dealing with mental game problems” and been able to analyse them and implement a “purposeful thinking” methodology. This simply opened another world for my guys and myself. The training was an awesome opportunity to gain new knowledge and apply it in live action. An outstanding training program. We are looking forward to seeing Rodney next year in 2008 for a follow-up!
I have taken many defensive tactics and law enforcement courses in the past and all of them deal with attacks on the low end of the force spectrum. The combat intelligence officer course is the first course I have taken that deals with realistic violent attacks on officers.
As a ten year veteran Police Officer in a large city, I am confronted daily with subjects of various size, strength, and skill levels. Rodney King’s program provides me with the tools I need to protect myself and others from aggressive suspects. I have always sought out functional training systems and when I found Rodney’s program, I knew that this system was effective and fills the void left from where our defensive tactics training left off. I am excited to train what Rodney teaches and am encouraging others in my department to do the same!
I had the pleasure of receiving training from Rodney King in Canada in 2010. Being in Law Enforcement for 10 years and 7 as a self defense instructor, this has been the most beneficial training I have received in Self Defense Instruction. Most of our training is based on the suspects not putting up a fight or passively resistant. This training shows how to react when the fight is on and your life is on the line. The benefit of the training is that in one day we were able to incorporate it into our program. The principles are simple and officers are able to incorporate them immediately. I look forward to receiving more training from Rodney in the future.
Finally! Functional defensive tactics training for law enforcement! Thank you Rodney King. As a law enforcement officer and defensive tactics instructor I am always looking for newly evolved training to enhance our programs. The tactics available to us now are geared towards a compliant subject and leave a lot to chance when facing a suspect who wants to take you out. Rodney’s’ program and stand up game deliver effective defense to gain control of a combative situation quickly using gross motor movements and allows the officer to transition to other tools as needed. As a defensive tactics instructor the Rodney’s program is a solid foundation for any law enforcement training unit. 2 thumbs up!
I am a Police Officer, however am only 5 foot 3, weight 8 stone and have been training in Rodney’s program for a little over a year. In so many cases, moves that I have learned have entirely saved me in situations that often see me up against one or more persons that are a lot bigger and stronger than me.