Franco is Italian but grew up in Montreal Canada, and has been involved in the martial arts for over thirty years. He started in Karate earning a second-degree black belt in Shorin Ryu style under Master Watanabe and has also earned belts in Wing Chun Kung Fu, and Goshin Jujitsu and is an Olympic power lifter. In 2007, Franco started in Krav Maga and since is one of the highest in North America and currently operates a school in Grande Prairie, Alberta, “Grande Prairie Krav Maga”. Franco has a Associated Phd in Computers which he instructs at the local collage and is a member of the auxiliary RCMP, Canada’s national Law Enforcement, he is a avid firearm and bow shooter as well. Franco still practices and teaches Krav Maga along with other styles which he substitutes for along with travels abroad for Krav Maga training.