Who We Are

3THN2 is simply about what works.  We believe everything we do is to create positive movement and disrupt stale patterns that limit your options.  We do this by creating real world, realistically applicable environments and strategies that work.  The information that we present is what we have found produces the highest rate of positive outcomes.  We put forth what we view are core principles, and we hang our reputation on that.

Our Goal

Our goal is simple – we want you to live the life you deserve, free from fear.  Our trainings are designed to instill the Dynamic Proactive Mindset in all that you do.  Whether or not you incorporate our version of it, or make it your own, you are the only person who controls where you go in life - do not give that control to others.  We provide the tools, you provide the result.

Meet the Founders

Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson


Ken has studied Martial Arts since the age of 10, and has been a major force in Asian practices and philosophy for both public and private sector in America, Australia and Europe the last 25 years. He is recognized as an outstanding contributor to the worlds of Karate, Tai Chi, Ba-gua, Qi Gong, and Combat Training, skills in which he has held numerous courses, workshops and retreats. Ken’s sharp intuition enables him to read his participants accurately and thus provides extensive personal guidance and support.

He has produced many audio- and video training aids in addition to several publications on subjects as varied as ‘nervous system and eastern arts’, ‘western health concept in light of eastern medical understanding’, and ‘handbook on self protection’.

Chris Abbott

Chris Abbott


Chris is a co-founder of 3THN2 and currently resides in Charleston, SC, USA and is the chief instructor for North America. Through years of study, research and teaching, Chris developed the 13 Stones mental training program offered by 3THN2. His background includes over 18 years in the corporate and financial industries, as well as several small and entrepreneurial startup businesses. The insight gained from this background has enabled Chris to bring a wealth of insight to clients of 3THN2. In the realm of personal protection, Chris has studied 7 different martial art disciplines and has over 10,000 hours of hand to hand and hand to weapon training.

What’s in a Name?


Odd name. We get asked quite a bit what 3THN2 means. We'll get there in a moment. Names have meaning. Specific names have specific meanings. Think "tree" - you now have a visual image as to what that is. The word "tree" cannot be anything else because it has been permanently associated with a tree. For us, we had a problem when we were coming up with our name. Every name we came up with brought a specific image of something else, and what we offer is bigger than any of the images.

Then it hit us - Have no name.
New problem - how do you tell people about something that has no name?
Simple - Don't give it a name. We are:

The Training That Has NName
T's, 1 H, 2 N's