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Dr. George J. Thompson III

Wrong Dr. George J. Thompson III?

President and Founder

Phone: (315) ***-****  HQ Phone
Verbal Judo Institute Inc
2009 W. Genesee Street Road
Auburn, New York 13021
United States

Company Description: Verbal Judo, or Tactical Communication, enables employees to focus on the behavior of others while maintaining their own and other's safety and then use Appropriate...   more
Background

Education

  • Masters Degree
    University of Connecticut
  • Ph.D.
  • Doctoral degree
    University of Connecticut
  • B.A. degree
    Colgate University
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Web References
Verbal Judo
www.verbaljudo.org, 16 Mar 2014 [cached]
Although the untimely death of Dr. Thompson has taken the founder of the Institute and creator of the Verbal Judo program, he has left a very capable group of original member training instructors to continue his legacy.
Dr. George J. Thompson was the President and Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute, a tactical training and management firm now based in Auburn, NY. Doc Thompson, aka "Doc Rhino," had an eclectic background, having taught English on the High School level (4 yrs), English Literature on the university level (10 yrs), and served as a full and part-time police officer. Also a martial artist, he held Black Belts in Judo & Taekwondo. Doc has created the only Tactical Communication course in the world.
Dr. Thompson has written four books on Verbal Judo, each analyzing ways to defuse conflict and redirect behavior into more positive channels. The Institute offers Basic & Advanced courses in the Tactics of Verbal Judo. Doc received his B.A. from Colgate University (1963), his Masters & Doctorate in English from the University of Connecticut (1972), and he completed post-doctoral work at Princeton University in Rhetoric & Persuasion (1979). Widely published in magazines & periodicals, his training has been highlighted on such national shows as NBC, ABC, & CBS News, CNN, 48 Hours, Inside Edition, LETN, In the Line of Duty, and Fox news, as well as in the LA Times, NY Post, Sacramento Bee, and other publications.
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Along with Dr. Thompson, and Mr. Andy Sanano, a noted master martial artist from Rapid City, South Dakota, Lee created an instructional video on self-defense for adults and children called The Total Defense System," combining protective personal defense techniques with the tactics and strategies of Verbal Judo which sold internationally.
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Unable to find any specific training in Australia in relation to tactical communication, Will traveled to the USA at his own expense and completed an intensive training course with the founder of Verbal Judo, Dr George Thompson.
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"If only I'd had Verbal Judo 20 years ago," was one of my initial thoughts whilst sitting in my first class with Dr Thompson back in 1993.
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In 1997 Will left the Police Service due to the popularity and increasing demand for his courses and seminars in this unique training, and became the Australasian Director on behalf of Dr George Thompson, the President and Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute Inc, USA.
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Darcy delivers a dynamic, high-energy presentation, based on Dr. Thompson's philosophy of 'Entertrainment'.
POLICE LAW ENFORCEMENT - Leadership, Supervision, Management
www.police-writers.com, 25 Sept 2013 [cached]
Dr. George J. Thompson is the President & Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute, a tactical training and management firm now based in Auburn, NY. Doc Thompson, aka "Doc Rhino," has an eclectic background, having taught English on the High School level English Literature on the university level. Until 1999, George Thompson was a Class A reserve deputy for the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office (New Mexico). Also a martial artist, he holds Black Belts in Judo & Taekwondo. Doc has created the only Tactical Communication course in the world.
According to the book description of The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership- Empowering the Thin Blue Line "For many years Dr. Thompson has sought to present the Verbal Judo philosophy on leadership in written form. "The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership - Empowering the Thin Blue Line from the Inside Up" is a unique co-authorship between George Thompson, founder and president of The Verbal Judo Institute and Verbal Judo instructor / retired "Green Beret" Greg Walker.
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Featuring exclusive new material on the art of tactical communications and the elusive art of superior leadership, Dr. Thompson and Greg Walker combine their diverse professional backgrounds with their shared Vision of Verbal Judo concepts to help Peace Officers achieve excellence as law enforcement supervisors, managers, and administrators.
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Drawing from Dr. Thompson's street and courtroom proven Verbal Judo philosophy and his co-author's dual careers as an Army Special Forces combat leader and civilian peace officer "The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership - Empowering the Thin Blue Line from the Inside Up" is MUST reading for the 21st Century law enforcement officer, First Responder, and military man or woman intent on achieving true success as a leader in his or her chosen profession."
Dr. George J. Thompson was ...
www.verbal-judo.com, 18 Jan 2014 [cached]
Dr. George J. Thompson was the President and Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute, a tactical training and management firm he based in Auburn, NY after two decades in New Mexico. Doc Thompson, aka "Doc Rhino," had an eclectic background, having taught English on the High School level (4 yrs), English Literature on the university level (10 yrs), and served as a full and part-time police officer. Also a martial artist, he held Black Belts in Judo & Taekwondo, and Doc created the only true Tactical Communication course in the world. Dr. Thompson wrote four books on Verbal Judo, each analyzing ways to defuse conflict and redirect behavior into more positive channels. Through the Verbal Judo Institute and a group of highly trained instructors, the Institute still offers Basic & Advanced courses in the Tactics of Verbal Judo around the world.
Doc Thompson received his B.A. from Colgate University (1963), his Master's & Doctorate degrees in English from the University of Connecticut (1972), and he completed post-doctoral work at Princeton University in Rhetoric & Persuasion (1979). Widely published in magazines & periodicals, his training has been highlighted on such national shows as NBC, ABC, & CBS News, CNN, 48 Hours, Inside Edition, LETN, In the Line of Duty, and Fox news, as well as in the LA Times, NY Post, Sacramento Bee, and many other publications.
The Verbal Judo Institute has branch offices in Australia, Canada, Africa, Sweden, and a national Team of instructors here in the United States. Doc had personally taught over 175,000 police officers, and his course is required in numerous states across the country. Although we have closed our connections with those once certified to lawfully teach in Spain and France we hope to reopen those markets at some point in the future.
On a personal note, Dr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Pam and they are the proud parents of Tommy "Rhino" Thompson.
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George Thompson's thoughts, his creation, and now his legacy will continue. This is the promise of those he left behind to guard it and still helping it to flourish.
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For the last thirty years of his eclectic life, George J. Thompson III, aka "Rhino" Thompson crisscrossed America with a message the world desperately needs to hear - a message of tolerance for other human beings and our outer differences and his last chapter and to find common ground with Five Universal Truths.
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Dr. George J. Thompson III, Author and Presenter Creator of Verbal Judo Verbal Judo - Leading the way to a better world. Content copyright . VERBAL-JUDO.COM. All rights reserved.
Verbal Judo
www.verbaljudo.org, 16 Mar 2014 [cached]
This book was written by Dr. George Thompson to provide you with the descriptions of the impact Verbal Judo can have on your personal and professional life.
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This book written by Dr. George Thompson is for anyone who wants to deal more effectively with people.
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For many years Dr. Thompson has sought to present the Verbal Judo philosophy on leadership in written form. "The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership - Empowering the Thin Blue Line from the Inside Up" is a unique co-authorship between George Thompson, founder and president of The Verbal Judo Institute and Verbal Judo instructor / retired "Green Beret" Greg Walker.
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Featuring exclusive new material on the art of tactical communications and the elusive art of superior leadership, Dr. Thompson and Greg Walker combine their diverse professional backgrounds with their shared Vision of Verbal Judo concepts to help Peace Officers achieve excellence as law enforcement supervisors, managers, and administrators.
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Drawing from Dr. Thompson's street and courtroom proven Verbal Judo philosophy and his co-author's dual careers as an Army Special Forces combat leader and civilian peace officer "The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership - Empowering the Thin Blue Line from the Inside Up" is MUST reading for the 21st Century law enforcement officer, First Responder, and military man or woman intent on achieving true success as a leader in his or her chosen profession.
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Dr. George J. Thompson, President & Founder
Verbal Judo
www.protection.uottawa.ca, 15 Oct 2013 [cached]
Dr. Thompson, in his book: 'Verbal Judo, The Gentle Art of Persuasion'
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George J. Thompson, Ph. D., is from the United States and he is the founder of the Verbal Judo Institute. Dr. Thompson has taught English at the high school and university levels, worked as a police officer, holds a Ph. D. from the University of Connecticut and completed postdoctoral work at Princeton University in rhetoric and persuasion. He has trained more than 175 000 American police officers to date and has taught this course to numerous professionals such as medical personnel and educators.
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