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 didnt 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
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
Call (315) 313-KALI (5254) or E-mail us to schedule your private or
semi-private lessons today.
- 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
- 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
Guro Dan Inosanto Guro Chris Thompson
Guro Kevin Seaman Guro Chris Thompson
Bahala Na OGE (Original Giron Escrima)
Grandmaster Michael Giron Guro Chris Thompson
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following link to contact me with any questions or comments that you may