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Mr. Mark Lawler

Professor Mark Lawler is an eighth degree black in Kenpo Karate. He began his training in 1978 at American Karate Studio in Wilmington Delaware, where he taught for 12 years under Pat Caputo. He also competed actively in the 1980's into the early 90's. Mark was a personal student of Joe Palanzo from the time of Ed Parker's death until 2003, he also has trained with Kenpo Masters Frank Trejo and Huk Planas.

Since that time, Mark has trained extensively in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and Kickboxing, Bando and Escrima.

In 1999, Mark was a consultant to former St. Louis Rams head coach Dick Vermiel on the use of Martial Arts based drills to enhance the performance of Pro football players.