OK. Here we go. Last 7 days I had chance to host Rodney „Chico“ King in Slovakia. I already brought him here 1,5 years ago, so I knew this will be top seminar. Well, guys I can say Rodney has exceeded ALL my expectations so much that I am going to write it down here a little bit. Like always with my reviews, I am not going to explain some technical. info, or step by step process of his teaching - it would be pointless. I just want to reflex my honest opinion and feeling towards Rodney´s coaching ability……and I think it should be done, because he coaches ALL SPECRUM of thinks which can be absorbed by ANYBODY….regardless style…….or fighting preference (BJJ, clinch, stand up, weapons,..etc). Surprise? Well, may be yes (because he is known for his outstanding stand up and CRAZY MONKEY systém), but because Rodney is highly skilled mental coach with degree in psychology …..it was not surpise for me that sooner or later he come out with „mental stuff“.
For the first time EVER , outside of South Africa , he coached also his mental game approach for performance. So before and after the close group seminar, I had opportunity to train with Rodney privately, one on one, discuss a lot of training –technical , mental , coaching and other problems. Well, I can say - I was blown out with his approach and its high effectivness which have direct impact on my fighting (sparring) ability!
So what´s up with his „mental game“ programe? Well, let me say you one thing. By training with Rodney for couple of days, I already see MANY positive changes in my mental approach , stress management stuff, agressivness /fear management…ect. His 7 STEPS formula for mental coaching is really awesome. It is clear that everything which Rodney is coaching now are based on blending technical and mental stuff together in to one package. Sad thing is , that a lot of people still are not believe that through your mind and body you can progress much more faster then just with physical training.
The very first days of my private training, Rodney worked with me on FOCUS and BALANCE and how almost IMMEDIATELY turbo charge it in to my sparring performace! I is very komplex thing but generaly speaking - Rodney thinks that more 90% pro fighters have problems with these two areas! In the begining, we focused on my power punching approach and how to increase it RIGHT AWAY.I purposely said RIGHT AWAY, because I have been training MA for 17 years now, so expecting some radical changes or improvements in short time is simply „out of my world“ of thinking. Basicaly it was, because what I experienced was AMAZING!!!! Rodney - through his mental coaching stuff and couple of subtle technical things - increased my power punching at least double times!!!!! During very short time!