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SPARRING-MIND CERTIFICATION

Anyone who has sparred long enough knows, that their physical game
will only take them so far. Intuitively we all know that true peak performance
doesn’t happen on the outside, but on this inside. In fact in martial
arts circles, it has always been noted that 90% of winning a fight is ‘mental’. Even
then, no one seems to have a system on how to coach this crucial skill.

How does someone develop their inner game? How would you coach it to
other people? The Sparring-Mind course is built off Coach Rodney’s decades
of sparring and teaching the fight game to thousands of students around the
world. It is a proven, systematic, step-by-step approach to helping anyone
develop their inner game for sparring.

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WHAT YOU LEARN

Throughout the certification process you will be taught how to deploy
4 key modules. Each module consists of course segments
that make up the core teaching blocks of each module.
Modules can be deployed directly one after the other, or over a few
days depending on the audience you are teaching the course too.

GROUNDED THINKING

Thinking in sparring isn’t inherently bad, but what you focus on can be. Here you learn specific thinking drills that will enable the students you teach to harness the power and clarity of the present moment.

ATTITUDE-EMBODIED

How you engage your body in sparring, not only changes your physiology, it also changes how you think and feel about yourself in the fight. Here you will be introduced to Attitude Embodied, and why it is essential for peak performance in sparring.

MINDFULNESS-IN-ACTION

Mindfulness is a state of being where you are able to just be present without judging the outcome of your sparring experience. This is an embodied state of being fully present, that will allow your students to engage their sparring experience with clarity.

BREATHE

Breathing shouldn’t only be seen as something you do simply to stay alive, but rather, and equally important something you need in order to perform at your best in sparring. Here you will be taught how to coach your students to speak to their nervous system so that they can better manage those moments of intense stress in a sparring round.

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HOW TO CERTIFY

Spend 5-days with Coach Rodney King in South Africa at
his academy, where he will personally coach you through
the Sparring-Mind System. The process is
outlined below:

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STEP 1 - CERTIFICATION OPTIONS

You have two options in qualifying for the Sparring-Mind Course.
Either you attend a 5-day one-one-one training event with Coach
Rodney at his Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa or you host
him in your own country/Academy.

STEP 2 - CERTIFICATION FEE & LICENSE

The 5-day training event to learn the Sparring-Mind course
and to qualify to coach it to others is US$4000, this includes
your first years licensing fee. Once you are qualified you
can then coach the Sparring-Mind Course for 12-months,
where there after a license fee of US$700 a year is payable
to continue to officially coach the the Sparring- Mind System.
All updates and add-ons to the Sparring-Mind System is FREE
as long as you remain in the program.

STEP 3 - SPARRING-MIND CERTIFICATION

The Sparring-Mind certification takes place over 5-days. The
training consists of both theory, and practical. You will be asked
to spar, while you personally learn the Sparring-Mind System and
how to teach it to others. On the fifth day you will be assessed.
On passing your certification, you will be given access to our
online training course version of the in-person course you just
completed. In addition, you will be given access to the Sparring-
Mind trainer workbooks, logos, and more that you can then use
to market yourself, and the course.

STEP 4 - BOOKING YOUR CERTIFICATION

Please click the button below to contact Coach Rodney to
discuss potential dates for you to take the Sparring-Mind
course. Please note, Rodney travels extensively to teach
seminars, so booking needs to be made in advance. Once
you have secured a with Rodney, you will be provided with
a link to pay a non-refundable deposit of US$1000. The
remainder of the certification fee can be paid on your
arrival at Rodney’s Academy. You can send Rodney a mail
below:

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CERTIFICATION TEAM

Currently you can only qualify and learn the Sparring-Mind,
course with Coach Rodney King himself.

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COACH RODNEY KING M.A., PPC, RSME

South Africa/Worldwide

Rodney is the creator of all the Crazy Monkey Defense Trainers Programs and Courses. He did his undergraduate work in psychology, and received his Masters degree in Leading
Innovation and Change from York St John Universities School of Business. He is currently
in his final months of his PhD at the University of Leicester’s School of Business, where his
research area is in the field of Mindful-Leadership.

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FREQUENTLY-ASKED-QUESTIONS

If you have a question not answered below,
don’t hesitate to contact us.

+WHERE CAN I TEACH THE SPARRING-MIND COURSE?
You can teach the Sparring-Mind course to any civilian audience or any Academy, regardless of affiliation. However, you cannot teach this course to either military operators or law enforcement officers. If you are interested in the courses we have developed for these audiences please send Rodney a mail.
+DO STUDENTS WHO DO THE SPARRING-MIND COURSE WITH ME GET A CERTIFICATE?
Yes they do. However this isn’t the same certificate you received. Your certificate allows you the rights to teach the course. Certification for students who do the course with you simply recognises their participation in the experience (in other words, this doesn’t allow them to teach the course).
+ARE THEIR ANY CONTRACTS TO BE SIGNED?
Yes, we ask that you sign a simple contract stating that should you no longer want to be part of the Sparring-Mind Team, and or you fail to renew your license, that you are no longer allowed to use the Sparring-Mind intellectual property, including terminology, logos etc. This also means that you trainer certificate will no longer be valid. Trainer licenses are sent out on renewal and are only valid for a 12-month period.
+IS IT POSSIBLE TO BECOME A TRAIN-THE-TRAINER?
Yes it is. But we have incredibly high standards. Before you could even be considered to certify other trainers in the Sparring-Mind course you first have to be certified yourself, and have shown overwhelming commitment to the course through teaching it. You will also be required to then certify in the Train-the-Trainers course.