Mark Goblowsky grew up in northeast Ohio and joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 20 where he served as a non-commissioned officer for 9 ½ years earning the Air Force Achievement Medal as well as the Air Force Commendation Medal.
While serving overseas he began his formal study of the martial arts (although his “informal” training in the combat arts began at the age of six in kindergarten with a fellow student who will remain nameless to protect the guilty). Upon returning to the United States he began teaching part-time.
With an honorable discharge in hand and a strong desire to help others build confidence, courage and live a healthy lifestyle, he took up martial arts as a full-time career in July of 1990 just outside of Omaha, Nebraska.
Mark went on to grow his two schools to a combined enrollment of over 800 students with his primary facility being one of the largest single locations in the United States. Mark lives and teaches primarily in Omaha but does travel to teach as well. He is currently working on a book about his life titled Strength Through The Struggle.