Multi-specialist martial arts expert

Distinguished at the Hall of Fame as Master in Martial Arts and Self-Defence

Claude Pouget has been honoured several times: since 2010 at the "Hall of Fame" in Valencia, Spain, subsequently obtaining the titles of "Grand Master" in Martial Arts (2015) and Self-Defence (2017)!

The 58-year-old Monegasque expert, multi-skilled in the field of martial arts, has practiced Martial Arts and Self-Defence for almost fifty years (1971), including twenty years in Krav Maga (1999), which is one of his specialties, in the Principality but also internationally.

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2019 Krav Maga World Champion and multidisciplinary fighting competitor

2019 Krav Maga world champion (technique, +55 class), multidisciplinary competitor, he has over a hundred victories in Karate, Western Boxing, Judo-Jiu-Jitsu, Full Contact Karate, Taekwondo and Kickboxing.

He has previous fighting experience: selected for the "France Shotokan" national Karate team (1984), ranked vice-champion in the world International Karate Shotokan Tournament in Paris 1984, in Paris ; champion of France individual fighting Karate (military) 1984. Selected for the French Sambo team (1996), he came 4th at the 1996 Sambo world championship in Madrid (Spain).

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Holder of ten State certified martial arts and fighting teaching diplomas

Claude POUGET obtained the first of his ten State certified diplomas in martial arts teaching at the age of 23 (1984) in Karate (B.E.1), followed by the DEJEPS and Higher State Certificate (B.E.2) in Karate and Associated Disciplines (Krav Maga, Wushu, Pencak Silat).

He also gained State certified diplomas (BE or BPJEPS) in English Boxing, Sambo, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Full Contact, Muay Thai and, in 2019, Contact Sports and Associated Disciplines, while being a Federal Instructor in MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Grappling, Tonfa and Telescopic Baton.

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Holder of six Expert titles in martial arts and fighting

He progressively moved up and acquired an unusual amount of grade certifications: holder of seven French federal expert titles (Krav Maga, Kickboxing,




Holder of fifteen black belts in martial arts and fighting

Holder of fifteen black belts: 8th grade black belt in Kickboxing, 7th Dan in Krav Maga (holder of several instructor certifications including Israeli ones),6th Dan in Karate, 6th grade K1 rules, 6th grade Full Contact, 6th grade in Kickboxing Defence. 10th Khan (I.F.M.A., W.M.C.) Muay Thai/Thai Boxing, 3rd grade in Sambo, 3rd degree and Personal Defence Master, 3rd Duan Wushu, 2nd Dan in Pencak Silat, 1st Dan in Judo-Jiu-jitsu, black belt and black Master in Wrestling, black belt in Mixed Martial Arts (Black Glove) (cf.


Founding President and Chief Technical Director of three Monegasque Federations approved by the Prince's Government administering Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Pankration, Wushu, Muay Thai, Pencak Silat, Kyusho, Kali Eskrima.

Claude Pouget is founding President and Chief Technical Director of three Monegasque Federations in: Kickboxing, Krav Maga and Pankration; Wushu; and Muay Thai and Associated Disciplines (Pencak Silat, Kyusho, Kali Eskrima). These federations are all approved (equivalent of the Ministerial Delegation in France) by the Prince's Government and recognised by the Monegasque Olympic Committee and affiliated to the respective International Federations (W.A.K.O., I.W.U.F., I.F.M.A.), themselves recognised by the International Olympic Committee. .

In Krav Maga, Claude Pouget was trained abroad, notably in Israel, and is an international and national expert, executive in France and Monaco.

Claude Pouget has been practicing Krav Maga since 1999 (twenty years ago, when already an expert in martial arts) internationally (France, Israel, Europe, United States of America), and from different angles. He earned several instructor certifications, including Israeli ones.

He is :

-Internationally, within the World Federation of Krav-Maga, in Israel : a member of the Steering Committee and Technical Committee ;

-In France, in the French Karate and Associated Disciplines Federation (FFK), delegate for Krav Maga : a Federal expert in Krav Maga, 6th Dan, as well as Member of the Krav Maga National Commissions and Grades. He is also a member of the Jury at Krav Maga grade examinations, for: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th ,5th Dan and Head of Krav Maga grades in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Regional League and the Alpes Maritimes Departmental Committee.

In Monaco, within the Monegasque Krav Maga Federation ( including Kickboxing and Pankracium -FMKP see above), approved by the Prince’s Government and recognised by the Monegasque Olympic Committee : Founding President (2001) and National Technical Director.

Executive and sports instructor, Claude POUGET was awarded the Medal of Physical Education and Sports of Monaco by H.S.H. Prince Albert II

H.S.H. Prince ALBERT II awarded Claude POUGET he Silver Medal of Physical Education and Sports of Monaco for his work within the International Martial Arts Academy of Monaco, approved by the Prince’s Government, which he co-founded twenty years ago (1997) and is affiliated to the aforementioned Monegasque Federations of which he is one of the directors.

He also teaches Martial Arts in the International Martial Arts Academy of Cap d'Ail (06), and in the Krav Maga Academy in Beausoleil (06).

In Monaco, his collective teaching, with his team, is mainly involved with Krav Maga, Kickboxing and Muay Thai, and Pankration at the Louis II Stadium (Boxing Hall), specifically aimed at the following people: children, (from age 5), teenagers, adults, going from a few, to a total of 350 practitioners (children, teenagers, adults and seniors) in his area.

As an instructor for security personnel, Claude POUGET, he is also active in schools in Monaco. The Academy of Martial Arts (see above), which he co-directs, is also a partner of Monaco's National Youth and Sports Education Department, as part of the excellent extra-curricular "Pass'Sport Culture" programme to which it contributes martial arts courses.

Although the competition is not essential in his view, Claude POUGET, certified teacher trainer and high performance athletes (B.E.2), nevertheless trained competitors in Kickboxing at national level (French champion and vice champion titles), and in Muay Thai at international level (world IFMA Junior vice champion title).









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