Mark Symonds M.I.F.L. (3rd DAN WIKF)
Mark has been involved in martial arts since 1974, having started training in Kung Fu, as many did in the 70’s.
Mark is 1st Aid trained, has QTLS (qualified teacher status), Certificate In Education and has Sports Coach UK certification for Coaching Disabled Performers, Multiskills Inclusion, Safeguarding And Protecting Children, Fundamentals Of Movement, Analyse your Coaching and Positive Behaviour Management In Sport. Mark is also a qualified tutor for level 1 Sports Leaders, and level 2 Community Sports Leaders awards.
Mark is also a qualified national referee and has officiated at many local, national and international competitions in many countries.
Mark's passion is teaching people with disabilities and to ensure that people of any ability have the opportunity to take part in any sport, if they so desire. Mark also works closely with local community and education groups, local and national agencies and holds regular charity events to raise funds for worthy causes.