SDI Rodney D. Carson

Rodney D. Carson comes from a military and law enforcement background. His father, a Vietnam veteran, retired after 25 years of service in the United States Air Force. Previously, SDI Carson was a Peace Officer with the California Department of Youth Authority, served as a Group Supervisor and Youth Counselor for 12 years, and was a member of the Preston Tactical Team.
SDI Carson
SDI Carson earned the title of Drill Instructor and T.A.C. Officer with the Youth Offender LEAD Boot Camp Program. SDI Carson’s unique experience as a Drill Instructor and Master Fitness Trainer includes training at military bases such as Army National Guard Camp San Luis Obispo, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego and USMC Camp Pendleton, Oceanside.

A strong believer in Health and Fitness, SDI Carson developed workouts with the same “Get Fit Fast” concept inherent in most military Basic Training programs. SDI Carson designed all workouts for males and females, regardless of fitness level. A master motivator, SDI Carson follows John Wooden’s moto: “Never let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.” SDI Carson’s mentor is 1st Sgt. Henry “Buzz” Hill Jr.

Qualifications and Background

  • Senior Drill Instructor, California Youth Authority, 3 years (9 training cycles – “The Toughest Beat In The State”)
  • Certified Personal Trainer, California State University Hayward Health & Fitness Institute, Dr. Donald Chu
  • Certified Marine Corps H.I.T.T. Instructor, High Intensity Tactical Training
  • Certified CrossFit Instructor, Level I
  • Certified Kickboxing Instructor, United World Muay Thai Association (Trained in Thailand)
  • Mixed Martial Arts Experience, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Wing-Chun, Jeet Kun Do, AshanTao, Boxing, Arnis/Eskrima and Jui Jitsu
  • Lead Instructor, RINGSIDE Kickboxing Boot Camp
  • Lead Instructor, TRX Suspension Trainer, Qualified Force Level 2
  • Lead Instructor, TRX Rip Trainer, Qualified Level 1
  • Lead Instructor, SPARQ Training
  • Lead Instructor, DYNAMAX Medicine Ball Training
  • Lead Instructor, MARINE CORPS Daily 16 Exercise Program
  • Recipient Bryant “True Heroes” National Award
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach, Marine Corps Recruiting Sub Stations S. Sacramento & Roseville
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach, USA Paralympic Sport Club – Military & Veteran Programs
  • Strength & Conditioning/Track Coach, Warrior Games @ Air Force Academy
  • Strength & Conditioning/Track Coach, Army Trials @ West Point Military Academy
  • Strength & Conditioning/Track Coach, Marine Corps Trials @ Camp Pendleton
  • Strength & Conditioning/Track Coach, MARINE CORPS – Wounded Warrior Regiment Camps
  • Strength & Conditioning/Track Coach, ARMY – Warrior Transition Command Camps
  • Strength & Conditioning/Track Coach, Holy Family Catholic School
  • Strength & Conditioning/P.E. Coach, Visions In Education
  • Member, IDEA Health & Fitness Organization
  • Presenter, IDEA World Fitness Convention
  • Member, National Association of Drill Instructors
  • Member, USA Track & Field Association
  • Member, USA Police Decathlon Team
  • Decathlon Champion, World Police & Fire Games
  • Decathlon Champion, International Law Enforcement Olympics
  • 3x Decathlon Champion, National Police Summer Games
  • 3x Decathlon Champion, California Police Summer Games
  • Gold Medalist – 100, 200 & 400 Meter Sprints – International Masters Track Circuit
  • Gold Medalist – 400 & 1,600 Meter Relays – International Police & Fire Track Circuit
  • 3x CIF High School State Track & Field Championship Competitor
  • Nike & Power Bar Sponsored Athlete, Decathlete & Sprinter
  • Founder & Race Director, Annual Mather Mud Run – The Original Nor Cal Mud Run – 10 Years Strong!
  • Founder & Race Director, Annual Armed Forces Day Mud Run
  • Founder & Event Coordinator, Grunt Games – Mission Ready Challenge
  • Founder & Senior Drill Instructor, Basic Training Boot Camp Fitness Program
  • Founder & Lead Instructor, Ringside Kickboxing Boot Camp
  • Co-Founder & Coach, Kids ABC’s – Kids Athletic Boot Camp
  • Competitor, Marine Corps 10k Mud-Run, Camp Pendleton
  • Competitor, Marine Corps Boot Camp Challenge, M.C.R.D. San Diego
  • Certified C.P.R. and First Aid Training, American Red Cross
Groups We Have Trained
  • United State Navy
  • U.S. Airforce
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Fire
  • United State Coast Guard
  • U.S. Marines
  • Sacramento Police Department
  • California Highway Patrol
  • U.S. Army