Christopher Chance was born in Widnes 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. He was an Anti-interrogation instructor; a Small Arms School Corps weapons instructor and an explosives and demolitions expert.
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. His circle of friends includes many top martial artists around the world. He now dedicates his time to writing and healthy living.