Grand Master Mark Iles is a former Chung Do Kwan International and World Championship Medal winner and certified 9th Dan by the World Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan Headquarters in Korea.
Having trained and competed in Judo, Karate and
Taekwondo he represented the Royal Navy many
times and won Silver and Bronze Medals in notoriously
hard Asian Championships in Hong Kong in the heavy
weight full-contact division.
During his Naval career he served in various
conflicts and was attached to a Royal Navy unit
learning and teaching close quarter combat skills
Upon leaving the Royal Navy he became a respected and successful author co-writing books for renowned martial artists, interviewing Martial Arts movie stars and carving out a
specialty niche in writing popular Science Fiction series plus producing self-defence videos
and phone aps..
Because of his in-depth technical knowledge
and combat experience Grand Master Iles is
often asked to lecture, examine, adjudicate and
give advice to instructors in many countries as
well as write articles for magazines.
His attention to precision and
detail is well known and several
of his students have become
National, International and even
He is the Technical Director of
Traditional Chung Do Kwan.