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Chris Thompson

Mike Dinsdale - WKF RepresentativeWith a background in banking and accountancy, Chris Thompson was the Chief Cashier for the James Walker Goldsmith & Silversmith's chain which incorporated the Sanders chain before becoming a professional karate instructor.

He started karate in June 1969 and formed the Washinkai Karate organisation in 1978, now better known as the British Traditional Karate Association, which was also a founder member of the English Karate Governing Body.

  • He was an officer for the EKGB for several years, sitting on the Technical Committee and was the last Technical Chairman of the EKGB before it became an incorporated body.
  • During his tenure as Chairman he was instrumental in getting the AS level qualification established.
  • He also initiated the CRB programme for the EKGB which was also adopted by EKGB Limited
  • He established the first Medical Commission for the EKGB chaired by Dr Stuart Miller who was then able to select from a pool of Doctors for all EKGB Championships.
  • He was a Director for EKGB Limited until its demise at the end of 2005.
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