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‘Chameleon up': Adapting to survive

Dr. George Thompson explains how you become who you have to be (to get the job done) in moments of crisis. The chameleon is the Verbal Judo mascot which demonstrates the survival trait of being able to adapt to the environment. This is a real life story from Doc’s past that taught him the value of being able to “chameleon” up. An officer has to “fit in” in all types of environments. This ability to fit in keeps him/her safe. For more information go to

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Dr. George J. Thompson is the President and Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute, a tactical training and management firm based in Auburn, NY. He has trained more than 500,000 police officers and his Verbal Judo course is required in numerous states. The course has been tailored for Corrections, and all kinds of businesses and other organizations.

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