Guro Chris Thompson – Episode 88
I don’t care if they’re a man, woman, young or old. If you can teach me, I’m happy to learn. That’s how I look at it.
Today’s episode brings us Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) practitioner Guro Chris Thompson. With a background in Goju Karate, Guro Chris found his passion in a very different style – and we talk today about that transition. While not as well know as karate, Filipino arts are starting to receive global acceptance and recognition. If you’re unfamiliar with the systems of the island nation, you’ll learn a bit about their origins today, including why they’re so diverse in their approaches.
I had a lot of fun talking to Guro Chris, as I do with all of our guests. (You’ve all likely figured that out by now. I truly enjoy what I do.) We’ll be having Guro Chris Thompson as one of our featured instructors this summer at the Martial Arts Weekend, so check that out!
Today’s featured whistlekick product is our shinguards. Double-thick over the tibia (shin bone) they hold up very well against both time and your partners or opponents. One of our favorite ways to demonstrate them is to kick door frames with our shins while wearing them at events. That brings a lot of attention!
We discussed the Dog Brothers video during the show. Guro Chris was kind enough to send over a link to a full documentary. Definitely worth checking out!
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