Mark is the founder of the Chiltern Academy of Martial Arts.
It was a dream of his since he was in his teens to create a Martial Arts Academy but came to fruition in 2018 when the Academy was started.
It began with zero students but now has well over 200 students training at the Academy.

Mark started his martial arts journey in 1972 when he started judo classes, attaining his first black belt in 1978.

He won the BJC National Championships and competed for the national team. He is a black belt in JKD, Shotokan karate, Irish Stick Fighting & an instructor in Dacayana Kali and Tai Chi for Health.

Mark's real passion though lies in the martial art of WSL Wing Chun (Wong Shun Leung). He has studied under Tom Maslen and continues to study under Sifu Clive Potter (WSL Ving Tsun).

Mark is also a champion power-lifter, where he has won the world drug-free championships several times and held several world records (two of which still stand). In 2013 he was inducted into the Irish Drug-Free Power-Lifting Association Hall of Fame. He has coached the Irish team on several occasions and helped them to finish 2nd in the Four Nations Championship in 2017.