Sensei Mark Hodges
2nd Dan Black Belt

Mark started his martial arts training with ECKA in 1987 under Sensei Dev Barrett in Newport Pagnell which eventually merged into Milton Keynes club.

Over the years Mark has completed in many National competitions in Semi contact and continuous format including in the ring, plus has fought in the European championships in Holland.

Mark stopped training in ECKA in 1994 and then went onto train in styles mainly Kung Fu and Ju-Jitsu specialising in weapons.

Mark returned to ECKA in 2009 under Sensei Geoff Aldridge where he achieved his 1st Dan Black belt in 2010, and then his 2nd Dan Black belt in 2016.

His two daughters Kelly and Casey also achieved their black belts in 2013 under Sensei Geoff Aldridge.

In January 2014 Mark took over the ECKA club in Tring, Hertfordshire when previous instructor Sensei Rob Pickering emigrated to Perth Australia. For details please visit

Mark is also teaching at the ECKA club in Drayton Parslow just outside of Milton Keynes.

Mark has WAKO instructor Insurance and a current Enhanced CRB check plus is first aid trained.

Mark can be reached via email: or via phone on 07710302608. Club website:

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