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Chris Nagel has been practicing martial arts since he was 6 years old. After studying Judo, Yang style Tai Chi and Northern Style Wu Shu, he discovered his true passion in Pekiti Tirsia Kali in 2008 when he began training under Guro Simon Burgess Guro Barry Danielian at the original Five Points Academy. Since then he has had the opportunity to train with Tuhon Tim Waid and Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, and attend training camps and seminars. In 2012 Chris was promoted to Lakan Guro in the PTK-SMF system under Tuhon Tim. As a German born US citizen, Chris attended law school in Brooklyn and has been a police officer with the NYPD since 2014. Since then, he has been deepening his understanding of self-defense and preparedness in the urban environment, and includes these aspects in his instruction.