Team Pedro Sauer UK co-lead affiliate, Robin French, began training martial arts in his teens; initially starting at a local kickboxing club.
After graduating from university in 2002, Robin began to train extensively in JKD Kali, and other associated martial arts, under the tutelage of Laurence Sandum gaining the rank of full instructor in 2011.
2011 also saw Robin begin training in Gracie Jiu Jitsu, as part of Master Pedro Sauer’s association.
In 2013, after a four hour assessment by Mike Diaz, Robin was awarded his Blue Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
Robin was promoted further, gaining his Purple Belt in 2018, by Professor Allan Manganello.