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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 Master Pedro Sauer, Alex Ueda and Johann Eyvindsson - June 2019

Master Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar – June 2019

Robin French with Alex Ueda and Johann Eyvindsson - June 2019

Alex Ueda and Johann Eyvindsson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminars – June 2019

Robin French with Johann Eyvindsson - May 2019

Johann Eyvindsson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar – May 2019

Robin French with Professor Allan Manganello and Peter Squire - March 2019

Professor Allan Manganello Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar – March 2019

Robin French with Michel Babytank Verhoeven and Peter Squire - Feb 2019

Michel ‘Babytank’ Verhoeven Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar – February 2019