“Mark Mikita has dedicated his life to investigating and developing his own unique interpretation of the martial arts. The curriculum in his school is seemingly limitless, until Mark ties the sea of techniques back to a handful of fundamental principles that make up the essence of the art. Through the understanding of these principles, Mark shows how to transform the techniques into trusted weapons rather than memorized, disconnected movements with an emphasis on athleticism. I’ve been training in the martial arts since 1977, in different styles in various countries. Since 1995, I’ve made Mark’s school my home base. Always encouraging his students to expand their horizons, I’ve trained with a number of other teachers during that time, only to find that Mark had already absorbed their methods and was teaching them to me all along. His eclectic approach and his dogged insistence on personally researching the art to make it your own make the Mikita School of Martial Art a truly great place to train and grow as a martial artist. He has my utmost respect and devotion.”
Finance Executive, Sony Pictures
2nd Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do
Top Student at the Mikita School of Martial Art – 17 Year Student of Mark Mikita
Laurent has the distinction of being the first person ever to be awarded a Black Belt by Mark Mikita, and he currently holds a 4th Degree.