Mr. Franco began his martial arts training at age 15 with kung fu and wushu. He was also training in boxing, which he started at age 13. Mr. Franco received his Black Belt in 2001 and took 3rd place in sparring at Diamond Nationals that same year. Prior to that, he earned 1st place in sparring at the 1998 Diamond Nationals (Brown Belt) and 1999 Diamond Nationals (Advanced Brown Belt). He has a 6-0 record as an amateur boxer and a 3-1 record as an amateur kickboxer. In 2006, Mr. Franco began mixed martial arts training and refreshing his boxing skills at Gorilla Combat MMA Gym. He left to continue his Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai training in 2013, winning 2nd place in both Gi and No-Gi Jiu Jitsu tournaments. Mr. Franco returned to Gorilla Combat in 2014 to become a personal trainer, boxing instructor, and sparring partner for professional MMA fighters. In April 2018, he joined Dojo Karate Medina as an instructor.