Our Training Team is available globally, both to offer training in the WYB/EDGE Defense approach, as well as to certify licensed WYB/EDGE Trainers. See below for available Trainers and training options. Feel free to contact us for further information, either to offer a WYB or EDGE training event within your organization, and or to become a licensed WYB/and or EDGE Trainer.


HEAD Trainer

Dr. Rodney King has taught weapon based, and empty hand self-preservation skills all over the world. His clients include special force military operators, law enforcement officers, and close protection teams. Most widely recognized for the development of the Crazy Monkey Defense modern martial arts system, he is also a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. Rodney served in the South African Military’s VIP protection unit, and as a platoon sergeant was the unarmed combatives trainer for his unit.

Dr. King offers certification both in the WYB civilian program, as well as our close protection, military and law enforcement programs. He is also available globally to offer the WYB or EDGE workshops to any of these audiences.



Having grown up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Eric started wrestling early and not long after became fascinated with martial arts. After graduating high school, Eric enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman in 1991. Following his basic training he was stationed in Fort Drum, New York with the 10th Mountain Division. He served in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1992-93. Eric spent over 10 years in the infantry serving as a rifleman, team leader, squad leader and platoon sergeant. He served as a relief commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery from 2001-2003.

Eric is currently available to certify people to teach the Civilian WYB and EDGE level 1 courses. In addition you can host Eric to teach the WYB and or EDGE for Civilian/Military/ and LEO’s. His region of responsibility is North and South America.



Aaron has been involved in designing and teaching defensive tactics to law enforcement agencies, hospitals, immigration, airlines and multi national companies since 1997.  He has deep operational knowledge as a police officer.

Based in Asia for over 15-years, he is skilled in dealing with conflicts  arising due to cultural and linguistic miss interpretations (he is fluent in Thai).

He has trained over 30,000 cabin crew on how to deal with unruly passengers, and threat management. He is currently completing his MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology. 



Derrick has over two decades experience as a civilian and military agent with considerable experience operating in both permissive and non-permissive environments with over 1,000 days of combat experience. His law enforcement and military careers have included living in and training foreign militaries, intelligence services and law enforcement agencies in North America, Africa, Europe and the Middle and Far East.

Derrick has extensive experience training and certifying civilian and military personnel in the use of firearms, non-lethal and edged weapons, and unarmed close quarters fighting. Derrick’s military and intelligence background also includes security planning for sensitive and vulnerable locations and the transport and protection of high value individuals and assets.

Contact us now to find out how to host one of our trainers for a workshop or certification.