Mark has over 25 years Martial Arts experience. He has travelled extensively all around the world, from the UK to Australia, China, Vietnam, and the USA learning the best of Martial Arts.
Mark has a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and in Judo and extensive experience in Wrestling and submission Grappling.
He is also a Championship MMA, Muay Thai and Boxing Instructor and ex Promoter of Queensbury Boxing League. His fighters and team regularly compete in the UFC and Bellator as well as leading UK and European MMA Promotions.
Mark is also a recognised world authority in Wing Chun, under Master Lun Gai, Yip Man’s first student in Foshan China, and Master Hung Nguyen, in the Yuen Chai Wan Vietnamese Wing Chun his lineage and pedigree is very close to ‘source’.
For the last 3 years he has been writing a column for Wing Chun Illustrated magazine in his department ‘Built for Function’.
Mark is the co-promoter of Fusion Fighting Championship, one of the biggest events on the MMA calendar in the UK.
Mark also owns Pagoda Imports, the original Wing Chun equipment Company Pagoda has now been trading successfully for over 17 years.
Mark was the Close Quarter Fighting advisor to the Australian SAS regiment in 2002. In 2018, he was invited to teach in the Wing Chun Gathering, the largest cross-school Wing Chun event in the UK.
Mark and his business partner Ricardo da Silva wanted to share their knowledge and expertise outside their own team to the wider MMA community in the new online learning site ultimateMMAbase.com.