Born and raised in Ottawa Ontario, Robbie moved to Alberta at age 12, where he joined the wrestling team in his school and began competing. At age 15 he started his martial arts journey pursuing a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. At age 20, he began practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. With a passion for competing, Robbie tested his skills at tournaments, amateur bouts and eventually competed internationally as a professional in both Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts. Robbie lived, trained and competed in Thailand. He also lived and trained in Milwaukee Wisconsin at Roufusport MMA Academy under the Tutelage of renowned mixed martial arts coach and 4 time Kickboxing World Champion Duke Roufus. Robbie has been instructing Martial Arts for over 10 years and has a genuine passion for teaching. He retired early from competing professionally to enjoy additional time with his children. Robbie is the first Canadian to achieve Muay Thai instructor certification from the renowned Sitsongpeenong Muay Thai Camp in Bangkok Thailand. While Training in Thailand Robbie has had the pleasure of learning from some of the best in the sport of Muay Thai including:
-Ajarn Monlit Sitphodaeng (Head Trainer at Sitsongpeenong, trainer of multiple world champions)
-Sagat Petchyindee: 3 X Lumpinee and Rajadamnern champion, Multiple time kickboxing and Muay Thai world champion
(the man the street fighter character was based on)
-Dr. Sawang Vithayapitaks (Ph.D Muay Thai Studies and head of deparment of Muay Thai studies)
-Professor Anek Hongtongkam (Former chairman of Ring Officials for Channel & and WBC Muay Thai)
-Direcor Worrasak Pakdeekam (Director on the board of boxing control, sports authority of Thailand.
Referee/Judge at Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium)
-Alex Tsui ( Worlds foremost expert on the history of Muay Thai)
-Ajarn Phaniang Poontharat (Veteran of 170+ amateur boxing fights and 30+professional Boxing fights.
Former world ranked #2 WBC and #3 WBA Trainer of Multiple world champions)
-Mr. Timothy Dharmajiva (Founder and Manager of Sitsongpeenong Muay Thai Camp.
Over 30+ years’ experience in the sport of Muay Thai.)
-Nokweed Devy and Brothers Santos and Paidang (All former Rajadamnern Stadium Champions)
-Stephan Fox (WMC Vice President)
Robbie’s achievements include:
• Perfect Professional Mixed Martial Arts record, 4W-0L
• Amateur record, 8W-3L-3KO
• Lived, trained and fought in Thailand
• First Canadian Awarded Instructor Certification from Sitsongpeenong Muay Thai Camp in Bangkok Thailand