WATCH: Chiefs legend Tamba Hali working with George Karlaftis
One of the greatest pass rushers in franchise history appears to be working with a player ushering in a new era for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tamba Hali shared a video on his Instagram of him working alongside Chiefs second-year edge rusher George Karlaftis. Hali, of course, ranks second all-time in franchise history in sacks (89.5) and forced fumbles (33) behind only Derrick Thomas.
Starcade Media’s Noah Gronniger was among the first to screen capture the video from Hali’s Instagram story.
Check it out:
The great Tamba Hali is working with George Karlaftis on using his hands! George is learning from one of the best! via IG/tambahali pic.twitter.com/M2t75vEz3E
— Noah Gronniger (@NoahStarcade) March 27, 2023
It’s not clear when exactly this training took place, but it’s a great thing to see happen. Karlaftis is looking to further develop his pass rush abilities and there’s no better way to do it than learning hand-fighting from one of the best to ever do it.
Hali studied hand-to-hand combat techniques such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu with now-Patriots coach Master Joe Kim in order to better his pass-rush arsenal. He perfected all of the little things that could help him be at the top of his game, even against opponents who outmatched him athletically. Hali turned the two-hand swipe into a nearly unblockable move during the course of his NFL career in part due to his relentless study and persistence.
Now, it appears that Hali is passing on some of that knowledge to a player that the Chiefs will rely upon heavily in 2023 and beyond.
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