Sensei Mark began Judo in 2006 at Clemson University under Sensei Vignir Stefansson (2005 Nordic Champion) and Sensei Art Gorka. He earned his degree of Shodan under Sensei John Paccione in August 2012. Sensei Mark was promoted to Nidan in March 2014. He is also holds rank of Sankyu in JuJitsu.
Mark is a Certified Club Coach and a Certified Local Referee