Mark Thomas

Master Mark Thomas

Thomas – 7th Dan

Began training with KI in June of 1993.
Obtained Black Belt in June of 1995.

Began his martial arts training at the age of 17, prior to joining KI achieved the rank of Brown Belt in Hapkido. Navy veteran, Business Intelligence Consultant for Wachovia Bank. Inducted into AMAA Hall of Fame in 2003.
Over 30 local and open tournament victories, wrote and taught self defense seminars for the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America. Taught self defense seminars for a variety of community groups.
Captain of the Karate International Competition Team, Past official in NASKA national and world tournaments
Past official for NBL regional tournaments, Past official for KICK USA (Kids in Competition Karate) in Florida
Wrote Official Tournament Rules for Western Karate International. Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.