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Featured Fighter of the Month – Chad Robichaux

Fighter’s Information
Fighter’s Name: Chad Robichaux “Robo”
Pro or Amateur: Pro
Weight: 140 lbs (63.5 Kg)
Height: 5′ 4″ (162 cm)
Pro Record: 6-0-0
Amateur Record: 6-2-0
I train at: Elite MMA
606 Rayford Road
Spring, Texas 77386

About this fighter: Chad “Robo” Robichaux (born August 1975) is an American Pro Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, who has been a martial artist since the age of 5. Chad has an MBA from New York Tech and is a combat veteran who served in the US Marine Corps as a Special Operations Force Reconnaissance Marine. Chad is married with 3 children and currently runs a successful BJJ / Muay Thai / MMA academy in The Woodlands, Texas (www.mmathewoodlands.com). Chad’s rankings include a Brown Belt in Pedro Alberto Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a Black Belt in Traditional Jiu-Jitsu. He fights out of Elite MMA and is trained by 3x World BJJ Black Belt Champion Eric Williams, 33-1 Pro Boxer Lewis Wood, World Muay Thai Bronze Medalist Daniel Kim, and Conditioning Coach Carl Edwards.

Chad’s MMA hero and friend is Nate “The Great” Marquardt, who Chad was privileged to train with for 3 years in Colorado. Nate’s work ethic and relationship with God is the cornerstone to his success that Chad works to emulate in the sport.

Chad is managed by Jake Hattan of Denaro Sports Marketing (www.denarosports.com), who can be contacted for booking of fights, seminars, or sponsorship at 702.451.5038 or jhattan@denarosports.com

Fighters Website: www.mmathewoodlands.com
www.elite-martial-arts.com
Myspace Page: http://www.myspace.com/chadmma

Gym or Fight Team Name: Elite
Fighting Styles Taught: Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, MuayThai, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling
Contact Person: Chad Robichaux

Instructors or Trainers:

ERIC WILLIAMS
•The first Houstonian to achieve the rank of Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
•The 2nd American ever to win a World Title in the Black Belt division of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
•Eric has won 3 gold and 2 silver medals in the Int’l Masters BJJ Championships in Brazil
•As a Black Belt, Eric is 12-2 in international competition.
•7x Junior National wrestling Champion, holding titles in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling.
•4th place in the Junior World Championships in Greco-Roman.
•Selected to the Olympic 200 Project for freestyle wrestling.
•A passionate student of the martial arts, Eric has studied BJJ, Thai boxing, Boxing, JKD, Karate, Tae Kwon do, Moo do Kwon, and Philipino Kali.

HAI NGUYEN
•Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
•Won numerous state & city titles in BJJ and has fought competitively in Brazil.
•Hai has trained in Thai boxing, Kali, and Jeet Kune Do since 1995.

Personal Accomplishments:
•Off the mat, Chad has a wife of 12 years, 3 children, and has recently earned his MBA from New York Tech
•Medal of Valor recipient
•At 33 years old, Chad Robichaux has been a martial artist for over 26 years and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner since 1996. Additionally, Chad has competed in many Pancrase and MMA fights with a solid record of wins by submission. Chad’s 142 lb. frame makes for a technical and explosive style, yet he understands how to instruct and develop grappling skills for both light and heavy students. As a former Force Reconnaissance Marine Instructor, U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor, and a Federal Special Agent Training Officer, Chad has had developed a high level of skill in the instruction of hand to hand combat and self-defense. Furthermore, Chad has had the opportunity to be a part of the development and implementation of many training programs for real world armed and unarmed combat.

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