CHRISTOPHER CHANCE; WRITER AND MARTIAL ARTIST.
Christopher Chance was born in Widnes during World War Two and was educated at St. Bede's school and St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More School. He was further educated in the Corps of Royal Engineers where he served twelve years as a Combat Engineer. During his twelve years in the British Army he worked in Engineer Intelligence with the British Army on the Rhine (BAOR) and as an Intelligence Operator in Northern Ireland working with Special Branch and others. He was an Anti-interrogation instructor; a Small Arms School Corps weapons instructor and an explosives and demolitions expert (Combat Engineer grade 1).
On leaving the armed forces he entered the Licensed Trade and became a restaurateur; a member of the Guild of Sommeliers and a member of the British Institute of Innkeepers. After several years as a restaurateur, he left England to set up his martial-arts business with his wife in Spain where they opened two schools of martial-arts on the Costa del Sol.
His interest in the martial-arts started many years ago when he trained at the Singapore Karate Club in 1965 and his interest grew throughout his military career and on through his adult life. He holds dan grades (Black Belt) in ju-jitsu and karate and was the international representative for the World Combat Federation in Spain and Portugal. He adopted the use of the black Gi after returning from seminars in the USA.
During a several months long visit to the USA; he trained with many known martial artists in California. He appeared on the seminar poster celebrating twenty years teaching in California for the Gary Forbachs Kajukenbo Self-Defence Institute alongside such esteemed names as: Malia Dacascos Bernal; Master Ted Sotello, Master Eric Lee, Sifu George Kikes, Sifu Julio Hernandez, Sifu John Bishop and of course, Si Gung Gary Forbachs. Christopher Chance was billed as the London Sensei.
Unfortunately, he fell into the hashish smuggling world in North Africa and Spain and paid the price with years of captivity in Spanish and French prisons where he penned his first three books.
Two books were published by Mainstream Publishing (The Random House Group).
His third prison book is now available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle.
A fourth book,'THE ASSASSINS CODE 1' is published by Strand Publishing UK Ltd., which is a work of fiction based on actual events following the terrorist attack at the Munich Olympics; a very exciting read.
He now spends his time writing screenplays and true crime stories.
His episode on National Geographic titled 'The Daredevil Drug Runner' is featured on their 'Locked Up Abroad' series.
Check the links below to see his printed books available from Amazon.co.uk.