What is the Art of Lei Tai?


Art of Lei Tai™ (traditional Chinese 擂 臺 術, Pinyin: Lei Tai Shù) literally translates in Chinese as "Striking Platform Art" or "the art of applying martial skills on a platform" is Franco Richard’s Kung Fu fighting signature brand and was developed and refined in Taiwan, Republic of China. It is essentially his notebook of personal and private source material for his Kuoshu 國術 (an alternate Chinese term for martial arts) training, not a set of instructions or manual to learn martial art and don’t’ have the intention of publishing their content.

Art of Lei Tai™ is, essentially, the first form of Chinese mixed martial arts. A kung fu training methodology designed specifically for Lei Tai fighting which has recently became a recognized professional combat sport. Pro Lei Tai™ matches are fought on a modern circular raised platform called the “Lei Tai”. historically, the Lei Tai dates back centuries in China where challenge matches were fought both bare handed and also with weapons with no rules. These matches often resulted in death or serious injury.

The “Si Ji Fa” (四擊法) or the Four Martial Arts Skills in Kung Fu known as Ti (踢) Kicking; Da (打) Striking; Shuai (摔) Grappling and Throwing; Na (拿) Seizing and Controlling in particular are what Franco feel are instrumental in becoming a “well-rounded” Lei Tai Fighter. They represent a general framework under which all hand-to-hand combative techniques fall, regardless of style.



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Welcome to Combat Fit® by Francombat: the perfect full-body high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout.

Train like a champion with Combat Fit® by Francombat, our one-of-a-kind class where you'll learn basic LEI TAI skills with a cardio kick. Combat Fit® simulates a real LEI TAI Championship fight with five five-minutes rounds, utilizing various equipment such as grappling dummies and hanging bags. A basic class includes cardio calisthenics: punch, kick, knee, and elbow strikes; sprawls; grounded bags; pummeling the bags; break fall; bag work, and core strengthening exercises. This class follows a set series of drills to challenge cardio capacity, build strength, and improve balance and flexibility, accompanied by a warm-up and cool down. Combat Fit® class is great for cross training and provides a unique mix of functional and cardio that challenges the entire body in true LEI TAI style.

Training Redefined

Developed by Pro Lei Tai's leading authorities on strength and conditioning, the Combat Fit® Program by Francombat is a non-contact circuit training program with a strong focus on fitness and fun. Based on the strength and conditioning programs of professional fighters, the Combat Fit® Program will get you as fit as as a professional athlete in a safe, fun, and supportive way. The primary focus of Combat Fit® is to get you into the best shapre of your life using movements and conditioning exercises from various martial arts disciplines. 



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Tired of your fitness routine. So are we. Step into FRANCOMBAT GYM® and

find out what it means to Unconventional Training™ with world-class coaching, state-of-the-art equipment,

and a motivating community of movers and change makers you won't find anywhere else.


Welcome to FRANCOMBAT GYM®, the first major brand extension of the PRO LEI TAI®—the world leader in professional Lei Tai fighting. In partnership with PRO LEI TAI®, the world's premier professional Lei Tai fighting, FRANCOMBAT GYM® makes the elite training worthy of world champions available to all.

PRO LEI TAI® founder Franco Richard founded Francombat® Gym in 2017 with a vision of sharing his knowledge and passion of Kung Fu and Lei Tai fighting in an Elite / Private Training world class facilities. He has had a long-time dream of having his own facility where he can train, teach and share his Art of Lei Tai®. Francombat Gym is an invite only, private training facility welcoming and challenging the best athletes in the world. Franco Richard invites any elite athlete to accept the Art of Lei Tai regimen to improve, sharpen or discover innovative ways of training.

Offering a full range of group fitness classes, private Lei Tai training, personal and group dynamic training, and Lei Tai-style youth programming, FRANCOMBAT GYM® is home to fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. But don’t get too comfortable. As the first to combine mixed martial arts and fitness, we have developed an atmosphere where you can revel in immediate results, united by our winning dedication to UNCONVENTIONAL TRAINING®.

With state-of-the-art equipment, top-notch coaching, and an unparalleled community of movers and motivators, FRANCOMBAT GYM offers the ultimate fitness experience you've been searching for. The LEI TAI champion is the best-trained athlete in the world.* To succeed on the Lei Tai®, these athletes work daily to master multiple martial arts with supreme strength and stamina. And though their disciplines differ, their determination to get back up and be better tomorrow never wanes. 

It is this winning mentality that pushes us to UNCONVENTIONAL TRAINING. Through exclusive access to PRO LEI TAI® athletes, ongoing analysis of their training and nutrition regimens, and their incorporation as program advisors and coaches, FRANCOMBAT® GYM makes elite training available to everyone.

UNCONVENTIONAL TRAINING® today and tap into your potential by fusing the multi-disciplined approach of mixed martial arts with state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch coaching, supported by a motivating community of fitness enthusiasts you won't find anywhere else. Regardless of your age or fitness level, we'll help you own your goals with strength, courage, and discipline.



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