Every year, Mr. Thompson trains with the world's leading martial artists.
Mr. Thompson received his 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Dan in Tae Kwon Do from Dr. Jerry Beasley, 9th Dan. Mr. Thompson earned his Brown Sash in Sandada Ng Arnis from Grandmaster Williams.
Dr. Beasley, a professor at Radford University, has authored six books on the martial arts, was the 2000 Black Belt "Instructor of the Year", has appeared on the
cover of Black Belt magazine several times, and holds 8th Dan under Grand Master Joe Lewis. Mr. Thompson started training
in the martial arts in 1974 by taking classes and earning rank in Wado Ryu, Tae Kwon Do and Kempo while earning his B.S. degree
in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. In the early 80's he studied Tan Soo Do for three years at the Chuck Norris Karate
studio in Virginia Beach. Mr. Thompson has a PhD from Northcentral University, Master's degree from James Madison University, is a registered Professional Engineer
in Virginia, and is the inventor or co-inventor on 5 patents. Mr. Thompson is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through
the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Below are pictures of Mr. Thompson with some of the greatest martial artist in the United States.