Tai-Sifu Mark Horton

Chief Instructor of the Hong Ying International Association is multiple time World Kung Fu and Chinese Boxing Champion, MARK HORTON from the UK.


Mark has been a professional combat athlete for his entire adult life and started Boxing, in England, at the age of 6. At the age of 8, while living in Asia,  he began training Shaolin Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and at 12 he began training in the art of "Chinese Boxing", known as Sanshou. 


As a teenager Mark  competed in countless in 'open' Martial Arts tournaments until later setting his sights on World Championship level events.


From the age of 24 he began focusing on competing at the biggest events in China and the USA, building more and more success and collecting more and more Gold medals.


In 2018 Mark set a World Record and became the first athlete in history to win 8 GOLD Medals at a single World Championship, which was held in China, by entering 8 divisions and winning every one of them. 


After this historical achievement he decided to retire from competition and focus on Coaching the Champions of the future ! 


Mark is one of only 6 people in the World to hold the 'Tai Sifu" rank and teaches at his school in Leiden, Holland, 6 days per week.