Alistair Craig Thompson, Shihan

Shihan Al

Date of Birth: 28 June 1961

Current Dojo: Upper Hutt, Wellington

Year Started Martial Arts: 1979 Karate, 1980 Fuji Ryu Goshin Do Jiu Jitsu

Year Started SKJJ: 8th November 1992 (founding member)

Current Grade SKJJ: 7th Dan (Authenticated by Professor, Grand Master Steve Heremaia 10th Dan).
Other Grades: 1st Dan Fuji Ryu Goshin Do Jiu Jitsu, San Kyu Judo

Other Martial Arts Experience: Karate, Judo, Sumo, Naginata-do, Aikido , Iaido

Main Instructor: James Salter Kancho Sakura Kan Jiu Jitsu

Honors:   New Zealand Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2011, Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame  2013, World Karate Union Hall of Fame 2013

Other influencing Instructors:

Favorite Technique: Any technique that delivers maximum control to an attacker without injury

Most Memorable Martial Arts Moment: My first Student achieving Shodan

Other Magic Moments:

Favorite Saying: The difference between ordinary and extra-ordinary is the little extra

Other Skills:

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