Shihan Mark Fountain began his Martial Arts journey in the Korean Arts in 1979. His love of the Arts was evident. As his family matured, his two sons also started to show an interest in the Martial Arts. After a brief tenure which ended when their first instructor started medical school, Sensei Fountain found Shihan Tom Scott and NCK as a school that would be their permanent home. After the boys started their studies with Shihan Scott in 2000, Sensei Fountain joined soon afterwards as a way of spending more time with his family.
As Shihan Fountain progressed through the ranks, he watched as NCK grew from a modest number of students to a school with students numbering over 100. During this period of growth, Shihan Fountain approached Shihan Scott to volunteer his services and assist Shihan Scott teaching classes as a coach. His interest in helping grew into a love for teaching. In 2005, after apprenticing under Shihan Scott for seven years, Mark Fountain earned and was bestowed his Sensei title by Shihan John James, Shihan Scott’s NCK Instructor. Shihan Fountain is currently a 5th degree black belt (Godan) in Kenpo Karate.
In the spirit of expanding his skill set, Shihan Fountain has also been trained in the art of Brazilian Jujitsu under Scott Thompson (3rd degree Black Belt under Fabio Santos). Shihan Fountain also holds the rank of Black Belt in BJJ.