Greg Thompson Instructor

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Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson is the creator of SOCP (Special Operations Combatives Program) www.socp.info. On March 23, 2010, SOCP became the first officially designated combatives program for all U.S. Army Special Operations Forces. ERB Codes: (SOCP I: BRT), (SOCP II: FBR) SOCP is now the standard program for fighting in kit. It has been adopted by all Special forces Groups, USAJFKSWCS, Rangers, Range 37 (advanced skills battalion), Air Force PJ / SERE and other Special Units. Greg is also training Federal and State Law Enforcement, FBI, ATF, Border Patrol, and Special Contract Units. After September 11, 2001, he was one of a small group of civilians ask to work as a Federal Defensive Tactics and Air Marshal hand to hand instructor in Artesia, New Mexico. In 2004 UFC legend Royce Gracie gave out his first Black Belts to Greg and four other students at Greg’s School. Greg had been training with Royce since the early 90’s. Greg also is a certified instructor Kru in Muay Thai with Black Belts in several other systems and is a MACP Level 4 Instructor. 

Greg has a Master Degree in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University and has taken dozens of products to market. Most of his designs are for self-defense or to enhance combative training. He currently has 6 patents one is on the SOCP Dagger NSN # 1095-01-609-1246 manufactured by Benchmade. He is the author of H2H Combatives. This book illustrates, striking, clinching, weapon offense and defense, weapon transition and retention into and over objects. 

Greg is the owner of Team R.O.C. They are known for training some of the top NHB (No Holds Barred) fighter's on the East Coast. TapOut Magazine has rank Team R.O.C. The number one MMA School in North Carolina. They have participated in UFC ultimate fighter, K-1, HDnet, Rumble on the Rock, King of the Cage, Hook N Shoot, Tennessee Shooto, Kentucky Fighting Challenge, Elite Vale Tudo, Kaizen Challenge, Gauntlet Trials, Battle Jax, and Battle of Seven Hills. Greg's other achievements are: 2003 NAGA World Champion Advanced Division, Triangle Grappling and Guererros Gauntlet Superfight Champion, 2000 Pan-Ams Silver Medalist, Gracie National 200-210 lbs Champion.

 


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