Grand Master French joins 5280 Karate Academy as an 8th Degree Master Instructor. He received his 1st Degree Black Belt on November 4, 1995 where he was training with Stephen Oliver’s Mile High Karate. His training included: NASKA judge, Prepcycle Coordinator, and a CDT Master Instructor. He also trained with David Cox in Jujitsu and Knife Defense and stick fighting. Master French served on the board Westwood College in the Criminal Justice Program. Since 1970 he has been working in the Civilian Law Enforcement. His duties include: Police officer for the City of Chicago, Sheriff Department for Jefferson County, and is currently working for the Department of Corrections for the last 23 years.