My name is Chris Hanson. I live in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada. A small town north of Toronto, Ontario in Canada. I am 42 at the moment, and have been practicing Martial arts most of the time since I was 10 years old. Life gets in the way sometimes and so training consistently is hard, however, lately, I am blessed with opportunity to train more regularly!
My core styles have been Shorin ryu Karate, Mantis Gung fu, and Dai Nisei Kempo Karate. I have senior rankings in all of these systems. Rank however, doesn not mean much to me at this point in my life, however, I haven't formally trained in a dojo in long time, and just recently I have joined up one to maintain my Kempo skill, and perhaps one day, I will obtain my 3rd dan in Kempo. Lately, as in the last 10 years or so, I have undergone a transformation into more "alive" type training methodologies, and incorporated the following concepts from these styles: JKD Concepts, ISR Matrix (Luis Gueterrez), SBGi (Matt Thortnon), San Shou Kick Boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, and Krav Maga.
My current school that I train at is Stouffville Martial Arts Academy where I am fortunate to keep up my kempo skills, learn some BJJ, and practice my Kick Boxing and Self-defence. My Instructor is an amazing guy, and has an open mind.
Anyway, I am glad to see that Iain and all the members here are passionate about the arts as much as I am.
I want to thank you for this blog site, and also thank you for the opportunity to post up here and share.
Being a school teacher, I respect any media tool involving respectful collaboration and sharing of ideas. Having said that, I am attaching to this message some thoughts of mine on my interpretation of the arts that I have learned over the years. It's funny, at some point in our Martial career, we're all "Bruce-Lee-Like" in our process of self discovery. That is, we are introspective, reflective, and critical.
I am by no means a master, nor claim to "Toot my horn" about anything. I am simply passionate about what I do. So if I come accross in my videos as being critical of others, my apologies, it's simply a statement of opinion and I respect everyone and all styles!
So, here it goes....
The following vid clips are of me demonstrating and thinking out loud some training ideas. I plan to post much more. I have trained for over 30 years, and I have so much to share and to learn. Please excuse the video quality of some of them. I am a "newbie" to shooting videos and am experimenting with lighting and camera angles etc. However, I am simply just excited to share this stuff with you, so I hope you like it, and please pass on any constructive criticisms you have and/or share any ideas of yours with me. I would truely appreciate that! So enjoy the following....I will be posting more.
Intro to me
Warm up on BOB
- I plan to shoot more technical stuff along with concepts, ideas, book sharings, self defence considerations etc.
- I also would like to experiment with podcasting as well, as it gives me an outlet to voice out coherently my thoughts on this martial arts passion I have
So, once again, thanks for reading, and viewing. Please let me know what you think. If you have any suggestions for me, I'd also appreciate that. It's always good from an introspective point of view to see where you stand in the Martial Arts world.
Much Peace to all of you!