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.
George Thompson has written four books on Verbal Judo, each analyzing ways to defuse conflict and redirect behavior into more
positive channels. Dr. George Thompson is the author of Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion; Verbal Judo: Redirecting Behavior
With Words; and, Verbal Judo: Words as a Force Option. He is the co-author
of The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership–
Empowering the Thin Blue Line.
to the book description of Verbal Judo: The
Gentle Art of Persuasion, “Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be
better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful
word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to
successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.”
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.
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.
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.”