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Chris Thompson has been studying martial arts in March of 1990.   While he originally studied traditional karate (Okinawan Go-Ju) and achieved a rank of 3rd Dan and 2nd Dan in Okinawan Kobudo (weapons), he felt that it didn’t address his needs.

Since 2000 Guro Chris has been focusing on the Filipino martial art of Kali where he has attained his Level 3 – Associate Instructor certification, (total of 5 levels). He has also attained his Lakan Guro Level 1 (Apprentice) instructorship directly under Guro Dan Inosanto.  This is the same system taught at the Inosanto Academy in Los Angeles, California. Guro Chris recently was accepted as an instructor under the Bahala Na OGE (Original Giron Escrima) Federation directly under Grandmaster Michael Giron.

Even though Guro Chris has attained his instructorship in Filipino Martial Arts, he continues to expand his knowledge.  He currently continues his studies in Filipino martial arts of Inosanto Kali and Bahala Na OGE (Original Giron Escrima), by attending classes, private instruction, and attending various seminars.

Guro Chris is one of only a handful of certified Kali/FMA instructors in the entire Syracuse/Central New York area. With the FMA Academy being the only school directly certified from the Inosanto Academy directly from Guro Dan Inosanto himself.

Guro Chris is the only instructor in Bahala Na OGE (Original Giron Escrima) in the entire East Coast as the Syracuse, New York representative.

Guro Chris currently teaches the Filipino Martial Arts class at Cornell University (sub-contracted under Guro Kevin Seaman).

Guro Chris is available for private instruction, workshops, and seminars.
Call (315) 313-KALI (5254) or E-mail us to schedule your private or semi-private lessons today.

Background:

  • Instructor – Bahala Na OGE (Original Giron Escrima) – Grandmaster Michael Giron
  • Syracuse, NY representative of OGE (Original Giron Escrima)
  • Apprentice Instructor – Filipino Martial Arts – Guro Dan Inosanto
  • Associate Instructor – Filipino Martial Arts – Guro Kevin Seaman
  • Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate – 3rd Dan
  • Okinawan Kobudo (Weapons) – 2nd Dan – Achieved from the late Master Frank Van Lentin
  • First Aid/CPR certified

Lineage:
Inosanto System:
Guro Dan Inosanto – Guro Chris Thompson
Guro Kevin Seaman – Guro Chris Thompson

Bahala Na OGE (Original Giron Escrima)
Grandmaster Michael Giron – Guro Chris Thompson

 

Contact Me:

You can use the following link to contact me with any questions or comments that you may have. 

chris@empiretrainingblades.com