Sempai Mark Tobias
Growing up, martial arts has always been an interest. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in my early teens. This affected my joints and tendons which affected my movement and flexibility. It was difficult to fully understand the impact at a relatively young age. However, I was not prepared to accept these limits, which made me more determined and focused towards my future.
15 years later I am wiser and more experienced. During this journey, I have had the privilege to learn and train with many great people in several martial arts such as Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, and now Kickboxing.
I have now been with Meiji martial arts for several years of growth and success. Sensei Denise and the team always allowed me to express myself while gaining valuable experience. Now I have the opportunity to do the same; to share both my knowledge, and experience, to be a positive guide for students; as my teachers were to me.