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Master Foran

Master Instructor & Owner

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Master Foran has studied many martial arts to a high level, he has earned:

  • 7th Degree Black Belt - Kickboxing

  • 6th Degree Black Belt - Taekwondo

  • Black Belt - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • 1st Degree Black Belt - Hapkido

  • Black Belt - Warriors Eskrima

  • 15 Years Muay Thai

Master Chris Foran started training martial arts in 1981 & has been an instructor since 1996. He owns three academies teaching 1,200 students Kickboxing, Muay Thai, BJJ & MMA.

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Master Foran is a former:

  • World Champion - 2007

  • European Champion - 2000

  • 3 x British Champion - 1998, 1999 & 2000

  • Recipient of a Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame Award - 2013

Master Foran enrolled in a Taekwondo Class at the age of 7! hoping he would learn to protect himself from the bullies in school that teased and pushed him around on a daily basis.

Not only did the martial arts teach him self-defense, it taught him how to be disciplined, confident, and self-controlled. Martial Arts soon became a passion that would define his life.

Since he was a child Master Foran competed in Taekwondo, in his early 20s he fought at the national team selections and won a space on the British Olympic Taekwondo Squad, he went on to become a 3 times British Champion and an International Gold Medalist.

Master Foran - second from right in 1988

Master Foran - second from right in 1988

Master Foran felt there was still something missing in his martial arts, Taekwondo has excellent kicking techniques but lacks punching and close striking, he started training Boxing & Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) alongside his Taekwondo with the same level of passion and enthusiasm, this helped him win the Euro K1 Full Contact Kickboxing Title in 2000 held in Germany.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


At this stage of his accomplished martial arts career he was happy but still not satisfied. With the new success of the UFC and the introduction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submision grappling to the world, he flew to America to find out more, and after seeing a smaller people being able to control and submit much larger opponents, Master Foran was hooked on Jiu-Jitsu. On his arrival back in the UK he turned his martial arts obsession to training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with 10 times world champion Roger Gracie, part of the legendary Gracie family, Master Foran is a Black Belt under Roger Gracie and more recently has trained and become a certified Catch Wrestler under the legendary Billy Robinson. Master Foran competed in many grappling tournaments and won gold at the Gracie Invitational, he put all of his skills to the test winning an MMA World Title and retired with an undefeated MMA record of 6-0-0 (5 wins by submission).