Chris Brogan might have taken a karate class or two when he was a kid, but I don't think so. He did, a while back, ask me if I knew a martial arts teacher in his area (I didn't), as he was looking to start working out.
So, I'm going to guess he might, like most people, recognize Bruce Lee or Chuck Norris, but other than that he's probably not familiar with my world ---but let me tell you, I'm all into his world.
Take, for example, his post from today, The Practice is the Reward. I have been talking to instructors about this very thing, practice --and making their work "a practice."
And recently Chris wrote Tell Us Your Story, about telling the stories of your work, which is also something I've been coaching teachers to do.
Chris might not know what a rear naked choke is (and Mr. Brogan, if you happen to read this, trust me, it's not what it sounds like), but the man KNOWS plenty about what a martial arts master teacher needs to think about and, you know, "practice."
I like his work, I respect his attitude, and I pay attention to just about everything he's interested in and writes about.