This is a story about beating the odds. It’s also a workbook with a clear approach to a ‘mindset’ that leads to success, even in the midst of despair. This book is about putting the human being centre stage, warts and all — imperfect, complex, and melancholic — yet even with all of these internal strifes each human being has to contend with, Rodney argues that success is still possible.
In this book, author Rodney King, an acclaimed martial artist, shares six principles that helped him shape his success—not only on the mat as a martial artist, but in every aspect of his life.
The overriding message of the book can be summed up as this: It’s not what we do on the outside that matters most, it’s how well we manage who we are on the inside that does.
“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.”
& Founder: Moon Ex
“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.”
Anji Woodley Actress
More Praise For Rodney’s Work
“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.”
“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!!!”
“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.”
“Rodney King is years ahead of his time, he has taken his martial arts to the level of budo, where few dare to go. I am a big fan.”
“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. Rodney King’s program is definitely the ‘thinking man’s” approach to martial arts training.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”