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Instructors

VANCOUVER MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS

                                                

Chris “Mjolnir” Franco

CHRIS FRANCO

  • Founder and chief instructor of Canada’s first Mixed Martial Arts academy
  • 34 years of experience in the Martial Arts
  • Full-contact fight record of 20 wins and 6 losses
  • Guam Superbrawl MMA Heavyweight Champion
  • Oregon State Jujitsu Superheavyweight Champion
  • Sabaki Challenge Heavyweight Finalist (Silver Medalist World Championships)
  • B.C. Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion
  • Over 26 years of experience as an MMA, Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing, grappling trainer/coach.
  • Five – time Martial Arts Instructor of the Year
  • Ten – time Vancouver martial arts instructor of the Year
  • 2 x UFC Judge
  • Cornered, coached and traveled the world in competitions such as the UFC, Pancrase, Shooto, KOTC, Superbrawl, Hard Knocks, BFL. 
  • Rings, Superbrawl and KOTC veteran

 

 

 

Paul “The Mauler” Lazenby

PAUL “The Mauler” LAZENBY

  • NFC Canadian mixed martial arts champion.
  • Undisputed Canadian Muay Thai kickboxing champion
  • First Super Heavyweight fighter in history to hold Canadian titles in MMA and Muay Thai at the same time
  • Silver medal in the Canadian Junior Powerlifting Championships (Canadian record 601 lb. deadlift).
  • First Canadian ever to fight in Japan’s “Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling” MMA organization.
  • 3rd place in the 1995 Canadian Strongman Championships
  • FKP MMA Black Belt in Muay Thai
  • FKP MMA Black Belt in Pankration / MMA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jayden “Liquid Steel” Martin

JAYDEN MARTIN

  • Battlefield Fight League Current Welterweight Champion
  • Two Time World Jiu Jitsu Gold Medal Champion (SJJIF)
  • Over 13 Years of training under Chris Franco
  • Numerous  Kickboxing, MMA, Grappling Championships
  • Undefeated 4-0 Record
  • Rank #7 Welterweight in Canada (#3 in Western Canada)
  • FKP MMA Black Belt Muay Thai 
  • FKP MMA Black Belt Pankration / MMA

 

 

 

 

 

Jason “Lil Juggernaut” Ram

JASON RAM

  • FKP MMA Black Belt Kickboxing
  • Over 17 years of training under Chris Franco
  • Over 10 years of as an Instructor
  • Kickboxing Tournament Champion
  • City Cup Wrestling Champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria “Babysitter” Demers

MARIA DEMERS

  • Two Time World Jiu Jitsu Champion (SJJIF)
  • Can Ams Pankration Champion
  • Over 30 Medals in local tournaments
  • West Coast Can Ams Champ 2014 & 2015
  • Over 10 Years training under Chris Franco
  • FKP MMA Black Belt Kickboxing 

 

 

 

 

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