Chris is a 30+ year practitioner of the martial arts, with 27 of those years spent training in Asian systems. He has black belt or equivalent ranks in Arnis, Serrada Escrima, Isshin Ryu Karate, Kempo-Jujitsu and Tae Kwon Do and has trained and fought amateur full-contact in Muay Thai and San Shou (3-1, 2 KOs). Additionally, Chris has trained in boxing and competed in collegiate/high school wrestling, making sectionals his senior year.
Most recently Chris’s interests have moved towards Western martial arts, in particular Bartitsu and other Western systems of stick and sword fighting. Chris is a principal of the Houston School of Defense, a member of the Bartitsu Society, and was a contributor to the second volume of the Bartitsu Compendium. In 2010 Chris taught two Bartitsu seminars at the inaugural Western Martial Arts Coalition gathering in Houston, Texas.
Finally, with an avid interest in the American “Weapons Master”, AC Cunningham, Chris has transcribed Cunningham’s 1906 work “Sabre and Bayonet” , and has produced a blog on the study of Cunningham’s other work “The Cane as A Weapon” (1912).