FKP MMA is Canada’s #1
Training Destination

As the founder of the first mixed martial arts school in Canadian history, Chris “Mjolnir” Franco has over 33 years of Marital Arts experience and has served the Vancouver community for the last 17 years with self defence programs suited for Men, Women, Children & Teens. At FKP MMA (Franco Kickboxing Pankration) you will receive world class instruction in the following disciplines: MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Pankration, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, No Gi Grappling, and Boxing.  The best of these art forms are taught at FKP MMA with the commitment, dedication, and mind set of developing discipline, self respect, fitness, healthy lifestyle and self defence skills that are recognized world wide.

FKP MMA has been widely featured on national media such as Global Morning News (Global TV), The Vancouver Sun, The National Post, Financial Post, CTV News (Bell Media), and won the title of best MMA Gym In Western Canada presented by UFC Champion & Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture (FILES Magazine). Other highlights include, but are not limited to, the following:

2015 | 2016 | 2017 – Best Children & Teens Martial Arts Program in Vancouver

2007/Present – Lower Mainland Community Marital Arts Instructor of the Year by FILES Magazine from 2007 to Present.

UFC superstars, actors, and boxing legends such as Evander Holyfield, Hector Lombard, Demian Maia, Gina Carano, Dolph Lundgren, Shonie Carter, and Goran Visnjic have all visited, trained or taught at the FKP MMA dojo. 

Chris Franco has travelled the world teaching seminars, coaching, and cornering some of Vancouver’s top athletes such as Canadian MMA and Muay Thai champion Paul “The Mauler” Lazenby, Two Time World Jiu Jitsu Champion and Undefeated World BFL Amateur Welterweight Champion Jayden “Liquid Steel” Martin, Two Time World Jiu Jitsu Champion  & Over 22 Gold Medals Won in Local tournament Competition – Maria “The Babysitter” Demers. He prides himself on FKP MMA’s diversity and accessibility to any and all students. 

Parents will enrol their children and witness the development of self confidence, self discipline, self respect that the FKP MMA program offers to our youth today. This is priceless for any parent looking to get their child into a program that emphasizes these benefits. 

Professional fighters, homemakers, young children, weekend competitors and those who are just looking to get into shape all call FKP MMA home…and so can you!

Offering classes 7 days a week with his award winning team of instructors.


Chris Franco - FKP MMA