Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Over the past couple of months, a lot of buzz has surrounded FKP MMA patriarch Chris “Mjolnir” Franco’s decision to move the second location of his groundbreaking club from Port Moody to Surrey’s World Gym.  Deals were struck, equipment was purchased, and things were seemingly full-speed-ahead for the scheduled January 7th grand opening of FKP MMA Surrey. But with only days to go before the doors were to open, the plug was pulled on the entire enterprise leaving many in the lower mainland scratching their heads over what went...

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Battlefield 20: FKP MMA Fighter Joshua Lam takes home win!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in News | 0 comments

FKP MMA ‘s Joshua Lam makes his cage debut on November 24th, 2012 at Battlefield Fight League 20 & takes home the win by split decision! After training with me for years, it was time for Joshua Lam to make his cage debut to display all the hard work and dedication that he has put into the sport.  With a solid display of great technique, determination, and fighting spirit, I would like to congratulate Mr. Lam on his split decision victory! In the 1st of 3 rounds, Joshua decisively won that round by landing effective low kicks in...

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AFC 13: Ariel “The Panther” Gandulla Fight Results

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in News | 0 comments

I’m very proud of my fighter Ariel Gandulla who fought 13 x UFC Veteran Kendall Grove on the main event card for the AFC MMA event held in Victoria B.C. Our gameplan was working in the first round. Ariel did a great job nullifying Grove’s reach advantage utilizing excellent footwork,darting in with an over hand right or lead left hook and tactically using evasive headmovement to avoid Kendall’s counter 1-2’s and 2-3’s. Although “Da Spyder” was the busier fighter it was the “Panther”...

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FKPMMA Brings home 10 Medals at Western Canadian Championships

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in News | 0 comments

FKP MMA Brings home 10 medals after 2 days of competition at the Western Canadian Martial Arts Championships on Oct 13/14th at BCIT. Day 1: No-Gi Grappling Competition Results 5 Students competed today bringing home 3 medals. Hanz Pangilinan -Silver Medal Adv Josh Chow-Silver Medal Inter Andrew Strong- Bronze Medal Nov Great performances by Justin Payne and Warren Anderson Day 2: Muay Thai Compeition Results All 7 FKP MMA students who competed placed on the podium. Here is the list of impressive competitors who made their team...

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Hanz “Hang Loose” Pangilinan recieves Black Belt

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in News | 0 comments

I would like to congratulate my student Hanz “Hang Loose” Pangilinan on his Black Belt in MMA/Pankration. It was in 2005 Hanz walked through the doors at FKP MMA. Now almost 8 years later he has developed into one of my top students. The MMA curriculum is 9 levels with Mr Pangilinan achieving now the 8th rank (one to go my man) I’m very proud of Hanz’s progress and definitely see a bright future in his journey through the martial arts. Great job bro!

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Battlefield Fight League 18: FKP MMA Fighters take home 2 wins

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in News | 0 comments

September 15th saw two members of the FKP MMA fight team step into the Battlefield Fight League cage at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Chris “Snake Eyes” Pineda (1-0) made his MMA debut at 145 lbs against a very experienced Kalen Johl, but after the fight was over you would have thought it was Chris who had the greater experience!  During the first and second round, Pineda displayed superior striking with effective head movement, great foot work, and calculated strikes to break down his opponent.  That set up a third-round...

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FKP MMA at the 2012 Can- Ams

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in News | 0 comments

11 FKP MMA Fighters represented the FKP Dojo proudly at the Western Canadians Can Am Championships with excellent performances by each and everyone. Of the 11 competitors, 8 brought home medals – 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze The Results: Matan Berson – Gold Medal – Advanced Muay Thai Hanz Pangilinan – Silver Medal – Advanced No Gi Grappling Carlos Jr – Gold Medal – Novice Muay Thai Yohan Fernandez – Gold Medal – Novice Pankration Gary Kang – Silver Medal – Novice Muay Thai Josh...

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FKP MMA Port Moody: Women’s ONLY Cardio Kickboxing launching July 3rd !

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in News | 0 comments

  July 3rd, 2012 FKP MMA Port Moody will be launching Women’s ONLY Cardio Kickboxing Classes. Get a great work out in the comfort of a women’s exclusive class every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday at FKP MMA Port Moody! Space is limited. Reserve your spot...

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FKP MMA Port Moody: GRAND OPENING- May 1st

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in News | 0 comments

After years of demand, FKP MMA has finally expanded into the heart of Port Moody, and is ready to serve the Tri-City communities as their #1 MMA & Kickboxing destination! As the lower mainland’s most experienced and respected instructor, Chris Franco is excited to be returning to the place where he founded the first MMA school in Canadian history.  FKP MMA Port Moody will feature the same renowned MMA & Muay Thai Kickboxing programs as FKP MMA Vancouver, along with available access to free weights, kettle bells, cardio machines,...

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FKP MMA to open 2nd Location!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in News | 1 comment

FKP MMA will be opening a 2nd location. I will keep you posted on the location and when it will open. The facility will have a kettle bell room, weights, showers, juice bar and cardio room. I couldn’t be more excited about this development. After having some of my students shadow me for over a decade and after the years of demand for a second location, I feel that the time had finally come. This extremely qualified group includes a number pro and amateur fighters and trainers you have been trained by at FKP MMA, which of course includes...

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