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Bearded Monkey Tactical was established in 2021. It is about a mindset of “getting the monkey off your back.” We all have gone through many highs and lows in the last few years and there is absolutely no way to excel through all the rough times by yourself. We have seen so many people stumble and fall and they have nobody there to pick them up in their moment of need. Bearded Monkey Tactical is a mindset, it’s a FAMILY, it’s a TRIBE of freedom-loving Americans. Americans that still stand for the National Anthem with their hand over their hearts and pledge allegiance to the nation that has given them so much opportunity.

How to Get Started

Step #1: Listen to the Podcast

Listen to the Bearded Monkey Podcast. We typically post a new episode once a week to our podcast surrounding self-improvement topics. They vary in length, but you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or several other platforms. We talk with people who tell their stories in their words. People just like you who have experienced hardships in their lives and how they went about overcoming them. There are several episodes with current or former members of various branches of the US Military, as well as First Responders such as Police/Sheriff’s Department, Fire Fighters, and Paramedics. Oh, and by the way, these episodes of the Bearded Monkey Podcast are REAL AND UNSCRIPTED. This is completely FREE of charge. All we ask is that if you like the episodes, share the episodes with at least one friend. I mean, if ya feel like sharing more, I won’t complain!

Step #2: Connect on Social Media

Connect with the Bearded Monkey crew on social media. We have an Instagram @beardedmonkeytactical. You can also get in touch with us via email at We also have a brand new YouTube channel named Bearded Monkey Tactical, on which we’ll be posting some content as well. Either way, look us up and connect with us. We will be making regular posts on all platforms, so be sure to check in frequently so that you don’t miss out on any of the action or tactical news. Every like and follow helps us more than you can know, so get out there and join the family today! We are so excited for you to join us on this journey and are sure that Bearded Monkey Tactical has something to offer everyone, so don’t hesitate to reach out for more info. Can’t wait to hear from you all!

Step #3: Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Go ahead and subscribe to the email list. When you do that, I will be sending you weekly emails/updates that are aimed at providing you with the tools necessary to get started on your tactical fitness journey in Colorado. The updates will give you a ton of insight into upcoming events, tactical news, fitness programming, shooting/firearm instruction, and also a little piece of my mind for the upcoming week to light your fire! This will also give you access to a constant stream of exclusive Bearded Monkey Tactical content and specials, deals, and discounts for our merch. The best way to start changing your life for the better is to get involved and live the lessons we teach every day, and subscribing to the newsletter will help you do just that. Oh, and by the way, this too is FREE. There are a lot of things we have in the works. So, come grow with us!

Step #4: Sign up for a Class

This is an opportunity to meet in person as a group from time to time for our Colorado fitness classes and sessions and in-person training clinics pertaining to self-defense, firearms, and tactics and also ways you and your family can truly thrive in even very difficult and stressful situations. We will be evolving a lot with this in the coming months, but I have a concept where we can spend a couple of days eating together, training together, and forming amazing bonds that show you’re truly not alone in this journey; we’re in this together and when we’re TOGETHER, we’re unbreakable. We are also working on putting together some online courses for those that live out of state or cannot attend our in-person Colorado fitness classes, so keep an eye on the horizon for more info about eLearning opportunities in the weeks and months to come!

Step #5: Reach Out

I encourage you to reach out to other members and followers on my social media page. You’ll learn from other like-minded men and women and we know that you will have your own stories and insights to share. See for yourself how we have helped transform the lives of our members for the better. You can get first-hand testimonials from people who have activated their passions and transformed the way they view the world. Help us build this community and create a stronger foundation from which to launch the next phase of your life. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to grow and connect with other members of the Bearded Monkey Tactical Family once you sign up for everything we have to offer, so don’t wait another minute, follow the steps outlined above to get started today! Let’s rise up together!

Join The Family. Listen to the Podcast.

Join the Bearded Monkey Tactical family by listening to our self-improvement podcast! Our show, based in Colorado, covers a range of topics related to tactical news and gear, training, and self-defense, with in-depth interviews and expert insights. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started, you’ll find valuable information and entertainment. We discuss everything from current events to self-improvement tips and more. A wide variety of guests have graced us with their presence so far, and that trend is set to continue as we find it of the utmost importance to interview folks from very diverse backgrounds. So, if you’ve been on the hunt for a new self-improvement podcast, then congrats, you’re in the right place. Tune in now and join the movement!

7 Pillars of Bearded Monkey Tactical

Tactical Wellness

What is this and why is it necessary? Life can truly throw some unexpected curveballs. This course is not just for the law enforcement, military, or first responders out there. This is a tailor made course using proven techniques to allow people to not only “make it through” the challenges of day-to-day life, but to THRIVE and live your life to the fullest. I will work with you either in person, or via zoom/FaceTime and we will put in place a step-by-step plan of action to have you become the most excellent version of yourself. We as humans get one time through this journey of life and when you’re miserable and unhappy, those around you whom you love, pick up on that and it negatively impacts those relationships. You owe it to them, but most importantly you owe it to YOU, to be the greatest version of yourself. #welcometothefamily

Tactical Fitness

What is this and why is it necessary? Basically, “What are you going to do for me?” Does this sound familiar? This program is designed for anyone looking to become the most fit version of yourself. I am a NESTA certified MMA strength and conditioning coach, as well as a NESTA certified Muay Thai/Kickboxing Fitness coach. I have over two decades in the fitness world and take this program very seriously. It’s important to note, our Colorado tactical fitness classes and online program will have you looking sexy as hell, so be ready to fend off passerby’s long-lasting looks of passion. If you’re wanting a career as a bodybuilder, this is NOT for you. This is a tactical fitness program and is heavily based on HIIT, boxing, kickboxing, sprints, core movements, and functional/agility-type workouts. However, there are absolutely going to be workouts based on upper body, lower body, and everything in between, in order to get you size and strength for whatever challenges you face in your day-to-day. You owe it to your loved ones, but most importantly, you owe it to YOU to maintain your most excellent, peak physical fitness. #welcometothefamily

Tactical Self Defense

This program is not going to get you to a black belt level in any martial art. What it is going to do for you, is teach you proven techniques pulled from boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai (the art of eight limbs), some jiu jitsu based on Law Enforcement Ground Grappling tactics (LEGGS), and Krav Maga (Israeli Self-Defense). While serving in the military and then in law enforcement for a total of two decades, I have learned a thing or two regarding these. This course would be taught in either a one-on-one setting or in small group classes. It can certainly be tailored to whoever is wanting the training. The crime wave that has stricken this country can have people on edge. I want to provide a little bit of comfort knowing the student will leave this class, having the ability to not only fend off an attacker, but also to defend themselves long enough to allow further assistance to come your way such as law enforcement, or other first responders. #welcometothefamily

The Every-Day Tactician

I want to say this is arguably my favorite program from the feedback I have received. This class can either be continuing education for the student, a one-time class for the solo student, or a group. In serving in the United States Coast Guard as a Boarding Team Member and being part of the second largest drug bust in the service’s history while assigned to the USCGC MIDGETT, I was privileged to attend numerous CQB (Close Quarter Battlement) type training. This class teaches many of the techniques learned along the way and to expand on that, as the title of the program states, it is for the EVERYDAY TACTICIAN. When you’re out and about with your family or loved ones, you more than likely don’t have a tac vest, helmet, and an AR15, in the rear of your car. Not to worry, this class is going to provide numerous tools that will assist you in overcoming a threat and in turn surviving a possible armed confrontation. I do not take this class lightly and again, with the crime wave sweeping the nation, I want to instill confidence and a true “toolbox” per se with which the student can pull from if need be. #welcometothefamily

The Bearded Monkey Podcast

So, this little facet of Bearded Monkey Tactical was the first piece of the pie if you will. I have had a running self-improvement podcast that is available for listening on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you may enjoy your listening material. I also stream portions of the podcast on Youtube. The ‘Bearded Monkey Podcast’ episodes vary in length, but they’re typically posted once a week for the full-length episodes, which are around 60 minutes. I also post a 5-minute preview episode of what the upcoming full-length episode is going to be covering. I have a plethora of guests from all walks of life. I love to allow people to tell their stories in their words. If you’re a Debbie Downer, this ain’t for ya! Period. We often-times have episodes where I read book excerpts for learning purposes and tell stories of amazing people that existed before me, in order to pass the stories to others to let their legacy live on. As I mentioned, I do have guests on the show. If you’re interested in being considered for the Bearded Monkey Podcast as a guest, please reach out to me at I welcome anyone to hit us up and if it’s a fit for both of us, I am more than happy to allow you to tell your story in your words. Trust me, this can be fun. We can eat, drink, have pushup competitions, whatever we want to do. All while being recorded! Also, inquire about ‘Project Restoration’, sponsored by Bearded Monkey Tactical #welcometothefamily

Bearded Monkey Tactical Merchandise

What is this and why would I want to buy your stuff? Have you seen the Bearded Monkey logo? I mean seriously, why would you NOT want to rep that shit? In all seriousness, Bearded Monkey Tactical has several t-shirt designs to choose from, a hoodie design, a snap-back hat, and some patches with “Malcolm The Monkey’s” face, emblazoned with the words, ‘Bearded Monkey’. These items range in price, but check this out. You can “at-me” if you’d like! If you sign up for ANY of the courses mentioned and SHOW UP to the class, you get a shirt of your choice for FREE. That’s right, what better way to be welcomed to the Bearded Monkey Family than to get the shirt and then rep your FAMILY? All we ask is for a tag on your socials. That’s it. So, show up to a class, pick your shirt, and tag us on the socials! This way you can truly say, I came, I saw and I left with the T-shirt. #welcometothefamily

Book Me to Speak at Your Event

I’ll keep this very simple. We want to breed excellence at Bearded Monkey Tactical. I have struggles and am human just like anyone else. What I am blessed to be able to do, is to grow and learn from the pain I have had to endure in life. We go through pain, NOT SUFFERING when we have the ability to fight our way out of a challenging period. Pain is weakness leaving the body and as they say in Basic Training, “Why is pain good? Because it lets you know you’re alive.” And if you’re alive and bleeding, you’ve still got some fight left in you. I garner strength from those that have a passion for helping others like I do. I can tailor speaking engagements to whoever is requesting an event booking. My rates vary, but typically what to expect for a one-day session, no matter the length of time necessary for the day, it starts at $2185.00, plus travel and hotel room. If you’re within the great State of Colorado (my home state), we can certainly discuss options here. During a full-day speaking event, there is going to be some laughter, some tears, and almost certainly some emotions everywhere in between. We will grow together and I am very engaging with the audience. At the end of a full day (6-8 hours), those that wish to partake, are going to EARN THEIR COLORS. This I keep close to the vest, but has been wildly popular. If you choose to be part of earning your colors. you’ll walk away with a bad little Bearded Monkey Tactical challenge coin. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. and one last thing: #welcometothefamily

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