Geoff Thompson eBooks
Thompson began his martial arts training in the Eastern arts including karate, Aikido, and Kung-Fu. However, during his time as a nightclub doorman, he found that what he had learned was inadequate for the reality of violence. Thompson came to realise that the techniques encouraged and practised in touch-contact and semi-contact martial arts were not always suitable for self-defence. Though he utilizes a small core of these techniques as part of his teachings, Thompson prefers more pragmatic full-contact martial arts and combat sports such as boxing, Muay Thai and wrestling (Greco-Roman, Judo, Jujutsu, and Freestyle). He holds the ABA Boxing Instructor certificate and high-level coaching awards for wrestling, as well as a 1st Dan in Judo, and a 6th Dan in Shotokan Karate. Geoff Thompson was also the first instructor to name and extensively teach "the fence", a revered technique in real-life defence involving keeping your hands in front of you in a non-threatening manner so as to protect yourself in case a situation escalates but without provoking violence.