Chris is a 3rd degree taekwondo black belt with the Kinny Karate "Wild Bunch" Association. The martial arts quest continued with jiu jitsu, earning a brown belt with Team LDMA. He is a law enforcement veteran with over 22 years experience and a vast knowledge of self-defense, PPCT, and some akido. Chris is also a certified RAD instructor for women. Chris understands what it takes to succeed in competition, apply self-defense in everyday life and ready to teach you.
Christopher has a passion to teach and learn martial arts with special attention to details. He still competes and has earned several awards in BJJ with NAGA and AGF grappling leagues.
-2015 IBJJF Dallas Open Champion
-2015 AGF Gold and Silver medalist
-2016 AGF Gold and Silver medalist
Began studying taekwondo in 1994 at Oklahoma State University and currently a 5th degree black belt in the Kinny Karate "Wild Bunch" Association. Other training includes Philipine Kali, Chinese Wing Chun, Akido, and Thailand Muay Thai kickboxing.
Carolyn brings a new type of style and energy to Fort Smith Martial Arts. If you live near the River Valley area, come by the school for a visit.
Thompson Defense Academy is your home for Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Grappling, Kickboxing, and Self-Defense in Fort Smith, AR. Call 479-763-4282 for a free orientation of our classes and meet our instructors. Our gym is among the finest in Western Arkansas offering a fun and friendly atmosphere along with intense expert training. We look forward to seeing you!
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Thompson Defense Academy provides a new and effective style of MMA & Taekwondo to Western Arkansas. Our MMA and taekwondo is suitable for ages 5 and up...
6421A Hwy 271 south, Fort Smith, AR 72908 * 479-763-4282
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