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Robin French

Robin French

I began training in martial arts and combat sports as a teenager, in the early 90’s, initially training in kickboxing at a local sports centre in Burnham-on-Crouch.

Whilst studying for an engineering degree at Coventry University, martial arts went on the back burner, but I still dabbled a little; training a small amount in Aikido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Vale Tudo.

Since graduating in 2002, I have trained extensively under Sifu Laurence Sandum, and I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities and experience that he has given me.

I currently run Gracie Jiu Jitsu classes, and also offer personal training in a variety of disciplines

During my time training I have achieved the following certifications:

Boxing

  • Full Instructor under Laurence Sandum (UK MASDA)

Gracie Jiu JitsuBrazilian Jiu Jitsu

Judo

  • Level 1 Instructor (IBF)
  • Brown Belt (AEJF)

Jiu Jitsu

  • Orange Belt (IBF)

Jun Fan Gung Fu

  • Full Instructor under Laurence Sandum (UK MASDA)
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt (UK MASDA)
  • Level 2 (PAMA)

Kali / Filipino Martial Arts

  • Full Instructor under Laurence Sandum (UK MASDA)
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt (UK MASDA)
  • Level 1 (PAMA)

Kickboxing

  • Full Instructor under Laurence Sandum (UK MASDA)
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt (UK MASDA / WUMA)

Muay Thai

  • Full Instructor under Laurence Sandum (UK MASDA)
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt (UK MASDA)

Sombo

  • Level 1 Instructor (IBF)
  • Brown Belt (IBF)

Wing Chun

  • Green Belt under Sifu Francis Fong (FFIA)

Other

Robin French with Guro Daniel Lonero - September 2017

Guro Daniel Lonero Kali, Silat & JKD Seminar – September 2017

Robin French and Peter Squire with Professor Allan Manganello - September 2017

Professor Allan Manganello Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar – September 2017

Robin French and Peter Squire at Women's Self Defence Workshop - August 2017

Women’s Self Defence Workshop – August 2017

Robin French with Sifu Jim Brault - August 2017

Sifu Jim Brault Wing Chun Seminar – August 2017

Robin French with Professor Keith Owen and Peter Squire - July 2017

Professor Keith Owen Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar – July 2017