MONEGASQUE CLAUDE POUGET, MASTER IN LAW, LEGAL ADVISOR, C.E.O OF A WELFARE AND COACHING COMPANY; FUNDER OF THE MUNEGUDA, ORGANIZER OF SPORTS EVENTS, EX ELITE POLICE OFFICER IN MONACO, DISTINGUISHED IN THE HALL OF FAME MASTER IN MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF-DEFENSE, BEING SIX TIMES CERTIFIED EXPERT, FIFTEEN TIMES BLACK BELT, TEN TIMES STATE GRADUATE PROFESSOR, MULTIDISCIPLINARY COMBAT COMPETITOR AND TECHNICAL WORLD CHAMPION IN KRAV-MAGA SELF-DEFENSE, DISTINGUISHED BY H.S.H. PRINCE ALBERT II AND THE MAYOR OF MONACO; HAS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY BACKGROUND.
- He is a Legal Advisor, holder of a Masters Degree in Law and member of the Chamber of Legal Advisors of Monaco (www.claude-pouget.com).
- He is also a co-founding manager, with his wife, of a well-being-coaching company integrating two poles:
-"Beauty Angels Monaco" (www.beautyangels.mc): Center of Beauty, Wellness and Coaching.
-"Claude Pouget International Martial Arts Center of Monaco " https://www.beautyangels.mc/fr/fitness-coaching.html: Individual coaching, for all adults and teens, children from 3 years, beginners or confirmed, for fitness classes, martial arts, self defense, combat sports.
- Honorary Commander of the Monegasque National Police, in 2013, and Medal of Honor of Vermeil, in 2010, promoted by HSH Prince ALBERT II of Monaco, Claude Pouget was, for thirty years, Police Officer at the Directorate of Public Security of Monaco (State Police), successively as Lieutenant, Captain and Commander. He has served as head of the elite unit (equivalent to RAID), trainer in Law and Self-Defense at the Police Academy or Advisor to the Director of Monaco Police, in particular. (www.claude-pouget.com).
- Funderof the Muneguda, monegasque martial art.
- In Martial Arts, Claude Pouget was devoted to the Hall of Fame, Master of Martial Arts (2015) and Self-Defense (2017) (www.monaco-arts-martiaux.com), holding six titles of Experts in Martial or Combat Arts, fifteen black belts and ten State teaching diplomas (www.monaco-arts-martiaux.com), multidisciplinary combatants, World Krav-Maga Champion (technical) 2019.
Multi-specialist instructor in combat arts, high grade in several disciplines, such as Kickboxing, 8th Degree black belt, Claude Pouget is particularly specialized in Krav-Maga Self-Defense, of which he is: Certified Expert (FFK), one of the six certified experts on some 20,000 licensees within the French Federation FFK, black belt 7th Dan (one of the highest grades in Europe, in this discipline), Graduate Superior of State (BE2.), Technical Manager FFK, and Director national technical founder (2001) of the Monegasque Federation of Krav-Maga as well as Executive of the world federation in Israel.
In addition, he is also President and Founding National Technical Director of three Monegasque Federations approved by the Prince's Government administering Kickboxing, Krav-Maga, Pancrace, Wushu, Muaythaï, Penchak Silat, Kyusho, Kali Eskrima. (www.federation-krav-maga.mc, www.federation-muaythai.mc, www.federation-kick-boxing.mc, www.federation-wushu.mc).
Claude Pouget is an experienced teacher, multi-state graduate, all audiences.
Managing director and co-founder of the prestigious Fighting Masters and Trophy, (www.mcfm.net), internationally televised combat sport events,
Claude POUGET has been distinguished as a kickboxing global promoter for several years.
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H.S.H. Prince Albert II awarded Claude POUGET the Medal of Physical Education and Sports of Monaco
H.S.H. Prince ALBERT II awarded Claude POUGET the Silver Medal of Physical Education and Sports of Monaco for his work within the International Martial Arts Academy of Monaco, approved by the Prince’s Government, which he co-founded twenty years ago (1997) and is affiliated to the aforementioned Monegasque Federations of which he is one of the directors.
The Mayor of Monaco awarded Claude Pouget the Gold Sports Medal
The Mayor of Monaco, Mr. Georges Marsan, awarded Claude POUGET and his teammate the gold sports medal on the occasion of their title of world champion in Krav-Maga (Technical) - 2019
Legal Advisor in Monaco
Claude Pouget is currently a legal advisor (holder of a Master 2 in Law), and member of the Chamber of Legal Advisors of Monaco.
Co-founding director of a Private Centre for Well-being and Coaching in Monaco
Together with his wife he is a co-founding director of a Private Centre for Well-being and Exclusive Coaching at the Port Palace Hotel (www.beautyangels.mc). It offers private coaching courses in Krav Maga Self-Defence, Kickboxing and other martial arts or Fitness for the general public, aged 3 upwards (https://www.beautyangels.mc/en/fitness-coaching.html).
Co-founder and Managing Director of the “Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters and Trophy”, distinguished as global promoter of the year!
Co-founder and Managing Director of the “Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters and Trophy”, having organised 30 fighting sports world championships including 7 in Muay Thai and 23 in Kickboxing, which were internationally broadcast, Claude Pouget was awarded the title of global Kickboxing promoter in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018!
Honorary Police Commander.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II awarded Claude POUGET the Silver-gilt Medal of Honour
H.S.H Prince ALBERT II awarded Claude POUGET the title of honorary Police Commander (2013) and the Silver-gilt Medal of Honour (2010) at the end of his more than thirty year long career as an Officer in the Monaco State Police, in the Department of Public Security since 1984, then aged 23, he was successively a Lieutenant, Captain and Commander. Claude Pouget is also still a member of the International Police Association.
During his career, his duties in the Police were among others: head of the Elite Group (equivalent to the French RAID), he was attached to Protection of Public Figures, head of economic intelligence (economic counter-espionage) and headed the investigation and intervention unit of the judicial police, as well as being a legal and Self-Defence instructor at Monaco's Police Academy. He ended his police career as Advisor to the Commissioner of the Monaco Police.
A moment of the demonstration in 1995, carried out by Claude Pouget, Police Officer, as Head of the Self-Defense Section of the Sports Association of Public Safety of Monaco, in the presence of the Director of Public Safety of Monaco then (The General Supervisor Maurice ALBERTIN -2nd from the right) surrounded by his Staff (including on his left the Divisional Commissioner Albert DORATO, Head of the Criminal Police Division).
Funder of the Muneguda, monegasque martial art
MUNEGUDA was created by Claude Pouget. It is a fully Monegasque martial art, which compounds his martial arts technical selections that are suitable for everyone, in accordance with the objectives set for the specificities of the various practicing audiences, as well as his syntheses and results derived from his skills as a certified multi-specialist in this field and from his experience of nearly half a century of practice.
Much like other martial arts, the practice of MUNEGUDA is built around the concept of personal defence and brings in fact multiple benefits from a mental, physical, and social point of view, as described by Claude POUGET. This art is particularly an art of living that promotes health and well-being.
Distinguished at the Hall of Fame as Master in Martial Arts and Self-Defence
Claude Pouget has been honoured several times: since 2010 at the "Hall of Fame" in Valencia, Spain, subsequently obtaining the titles of "Grand Master" in Martial Arts (2015) and Self-Defence (2017)!
The 58-year-old Monegasque expert, multi-skilled in the field of martial arts, has practiced Martial Arts and Self-Defence for almost fifty years (1971), including twenty years in Krav Maga (1999), which is one of his specialties, in the Principality but also internationally.
Holder of six Expert titles in martial arts and fighting
He progressively moved up and acquired an unusual amount of grade certifications: holder of seven French federal expert titles (Krav Maga, Kickboxing,
Holder of fifteen black belts in martial arts and fighting
Holder of fourteen black belts: 8th grade black belt in Kickboxing, 7th Dan in Krav Maga (holder of several instructor certifications including Israeli ones), 6th Dan in Karate, 6th grade K1 rules, 6th grade Full Contact, 6th grade in Kickboxing Defence. 10th Khan (I.F.M.A., W.M.C.) Muay Thai/Thai Boxing, 3rd grade in Sambo, 3rd degree and Personal Defence Master, 3rd Duan Wushu, 2nd Dan in Pencak Silat, 1st Dan in Judo-Jiu-jitsu, black belt and black Master in Wrestling, black belt in Mixed Martial Arts (Black Glove), black bel 1st dan DKI in Kyusho. (cf. http://www.claude-pouget.com/fr/expert-en-arts-martiaux.)
Holder of ten State certified martial arts and fighting teaching diplomas
Claude POUGET obtained the first of his ten State certified diplomas in martial arts teaching at the age of 23 (1984) in Karate (B.E.1), followed by the DEJEPS and Higher State Certificate (B.E.2) in Karate and Associated Disciplines (Krav Maga, Wushu, Pencak Silat).
He also gained State certified diplomas (BE or BPJEPS) in English Boxing, Sambo, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Full Contact, Muay Thai and, in 2019, Contact Sports and Associated Disciplines, while being a Federal Instructor in MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Grappling, Tonfa and Telescopic Baton and and Federal Grappling Teacher.
2019 Krav Maga World Champion and multidisciplinary fighting competitor
2019 Krav Maga world champion (technique, +55 class), multidisciplinary competitor, he has over a hundred victories in Karate, Western Boxing, Judo-Jiu-Jitsu, Full Contact Karate, Taekwondo and Kickboxing.
He has been selected for the "France Shotokan" national Karate team (1984), ranked vice-champion in the 1st World International Karate Shotokan Tournament in Paris 1984, Selected for the French Sambo team (1996), he came 4th at the 1996 Sambo world championship in Madrid (Spain), Champion of France individual fighting Karate (military) 1984, , .
In Krav-Maga, one of his specialties, Claude Pouget is a Certified Expert (F.F.K), 7th Dan black belt (one of the highest grade in Europe), Graduate Professor State Superior (B.E.2), world champion.
He is also Technical Executive within the French Federation, President and National Technical Director of the Monegasque Federation and executive within the world federation in Israel.
Self-Defense Krav-Maga is one of Claude Pouget's specialties, he has been a certified Expert since 2015 (one of 6, the only one in Monaco), within the French Federation (FFK having ministerial delegation), black belt 7th Dan (2020) (one of the highest grade in Europe), holder of the higher state diploma (BE2), Member of the National Commission in France (since 2011) and Grades (since 2017). He is also Head of Grades within the PA.C.A Regional League (2018). And with the Alpes Maritimes department (since 2018).
Some pictures of federal seminars in France co-managed by Claude Pouget
Thus, he participates in the French Federation F.F.K. to the supervision and development of this discipline in France (FFK) which has nearly 20,000 graduates while being in particular a national jury for examinations of the highest grades of Krav-Maga and technically supervises internships throughout France, missioned, with other certified FFK experts
In Monaco, he is also President and Founding National Technical Director, responsible for grades and the only Krav-Maga expert within the Monegasque Krav-Maga Federation (FMKP), which is approved by the Monaco Government and Member of the Monegasque Olympic Committee and World Champion (Technic) in 2019 in Paris.
He is Internationally, within the World Federation of Krav-Maga, in Israel : a member of the Steering Committee and Technical Committee.
Claude Pouget has been practicing Krav Maga since 1999 (twenty years ago, when already an expert in martial arts) internationally (France, Israel, Europe, United States of America), and from different angles, He earned several instructor certifications, including Israeli ones
Claude Pouget is an experienced teacher, multi-state graduate, all audiences
A part of the members of the Monaco Academy
He also teaches Martial Arts since over 40 years, with 10 state degrees, in the International Martial Arts Academy of Monaco, Cap d'Ail (06), and in the Krav Maga Academy in Beausoleil (06).
In Monaco, his collective teaching, with his team, is mainly involved with Krav Maga, Kickboxing and Muay Thai, and Pankration at the Louis II Stadium (Boxing Hall), specifically aimed at the following people: children, (from age 5), teenagers, adults, going from a few, to a total of 350 practitioners (children, teenagers, adults and seniors) in his area.
As an instructor for security personnel, Claude POUGET, he is also active in schools in Monaco. The Academy of Martial Arts (see above), which he co-directs, is also a partner of Monaco's National Youth and Sports Education Department, as part of the excellent extra-curricular "Pass'Sport Culture" programme to which it contributes martial arts courses.
Although the competition is not essential in his view, Claude Pouget, certified trainer (BE2) of managers and competitors, himself world champion, led, assisted by his team, the training and coaching of the competitors (from the beginner level in the discipline) having won :
- Two titles of world Krav-Maga champions and six international podiums;
- A title of Vice-Champion of the world of Muaythaï (I.F.M.A category Junior);
- Eight titles of champions of France and twelve French national podiums, in Krav-Maga, Kickboxing, Muaythai, Semi-contact and Light contact, by the youngest, cadets, junior, seniors;
- Sixteen regional champion titles and twelve podiums in Krav-Maga, Kickboxing, Muaythaï, Chinese Boxing (Sanda), by the underdogs, youngest, cadets, juniors and seniors.
Founding President and Chief Technical Director of three Monegasque Federations approved by the Prince's Government administering Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Pankration, Wushu, Muay Thai, Pencak Silat, Kyusho, Kali Eskrima.
Claude Pouget is founding President and Chief Technical Director of three Monegasque Federations in: Kickboxing, Krav Maga and Pankration; Wushu; and Muay Thai and Associated Disciplines (Pencak Silat, Kyusho, Kali Eskrima). These federations are all approved (equivalent of the Ministerial Delegation in France) by the Prince's Government and recognised by the Monegasque Olympic Committee and affiliated to the respective International Federations (W.A.K.O., I.W.U.F., I.F.M.A.), themselves recognised by the International Olympic Committee.