MARK HOBBS

Mark learned Wing Chun under the expert tutelage of Master Lun Gai, who was Yip Man’s first student in Foshan China, and Master Hung Nguyen, a student of Vu Ba Quy in the Yuen Chai Wan Vietnamese Lineage from Fung Siu Ching. His Wing Chun lineage and pedigree is very traditional, very close to ‘source’.

He has also trained with some renowned masters in Shaolin Ancestor fist, Tai Chi, Hsing-yi and Pak Mei and has experience with numerous styles of Shaolin Kung Fu.

He is a Championship MMA Instructor, a Thai boxing instructor, a Championship Boxing Instructor and ex Boxing Promoter. He has Black Belts in Judo and Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu.

He runs a leading MMA promotion, Fusion Fighting Championship, one of the biggest events on the MMA calendar in the UK.Mark’s gym is Kinetics Fight Academy, “KFA”. It’s a full-time professional gym, with a variety of classes running all week as well as private lessons through each day.

Mark’s understanding Wing Chun is what makes KFA different from every other MMA club. Wing Chun is the core engine and drives all the stand-up skills he teaches.

Mark probably has more active fighters in the cage than any other Wing Chun school. His students regularly compete in professional and amateur MMA, Boxing, K1, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions. He is recognised as a leading authority on how to get Wing Chun working in the cage, an area where most Wing Chun guys have had very little success.

In other words, he is one of the few people in the world who has managed to marry up traditional Kung Fu with success in modern combat sports.

He publishes frequently on this subject and for the last 3 years has been writing a regular column for Wing Chun Illustrated magazine in the department ‘Built for Function’.

Mark with Master Lun Gai, Foshan China

Mark with Siukee Wan and one of the choreographers for Ip Man 2

Mark is on a mission to see Wing Chun less marginalised and more centre-stage, as it should be, recognised as one of the world’s greatest fighting arts.

He also owns Pagoda Imports, the original Wing Chun Company. He was frustrated by the shortage of quality Wing Chun equipment available in Europe and saw an opportunity to provide top quality, reasonably priced equipment for everyone to use. Pagoda has now been trading successfully for over 17 years.

Mark is in high demand and is asked to give seminars all around the world. He 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 now works side by side with Craig Heaven, pulling apart the psychology of elite performance, accelerated learning and unlocking human behaviour.

Read Mark’s story here

CRAIG HEAVEN

Craig is an elite performance coach.  He helps Leaders, Fighters and Entrepreneurs learn, reach the top of their game and play there.

He works closely with both Pro MMA Fighters and Senior Business Leaders in a wide range of global blue chips across many sectors and throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

He has a Masters in Chiropractic with a specialism in Health Psychology where he conducted fresh research into the strange subjectivity of pain.

He was one of the pioneers of harnessing the latest advances in brain science with online technology to change behaviours at scale.

Over 100,000 people have so far benefited from his approach to behavioural transformation both directly and through his innovative courses, tools and speaking.

CRAIG HEAVEN

Craig is an elite performance coach.  He helps people learn, reach the top of their game and live there.

He works closely with both Professional Cage Fighters and Senior Business Leaders in a wide range of global blue chips across many sectors and throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

He has a Masters in Chiropractic with a specialism in Health Psychology where he conducted fresh research into the strange subjectivity of pain.

He was one of the pioneers of harnessing the latest advances in brain science with online technology to change behaviours at scale.

Over 100,000 people have so far benefited from his approach to behavioural transformation both directly and through his innovative courses, tools and speaking.

MARK HOBBS WING CHUN

Online learning for functional Wing Chun, pressure-tested by Mark Hobbs and his professional MMA fight team

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