Cook’s Impact Academy of Mixed Martial Arts in Powder Springs, Georgia, can help you learn how to protect yourself, learn what to do if someone attacks you, teach you an ancient art, learn to fight competitively, and much more. Our programs for Kids and Adults include Kids MMA, Taekwondo, Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu, Cardio Kickboxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing. We also provide a great way to stay in shape!
Head Instructor Mark Cook has been involved with Martial Arts since the age of 9 and has studied Shaolin Tiger based Kung Fu and Kickboxing for over 22 years. He owned and instructed a Kung Fu and Kickboxing School (Mighty Tigers Kung Fu Academy) in his home town of Columbus, Ohio for six years with the credentials of a 4th level black sash in Shaolin Tiger based Kung Fu.
Mark studied under Grand Master Richard Greenlee a 10th level black sash as well as 2nd Grand Master Matt Mollica a 9th level black sash and Aaron Ashton a 5th level black sash. Mark continued to develop his kickboxing and boxing skills and technique under the coaching and observation of Greg Goings, a retired National Championship Kickboxer and Boxing coach. Mark retired from a professional kickboxing career in 1996 with a career record of 48-2-1 and many world rankings.
Mark has trained 5 State Kickboxing Champions, 3 Southeast Regional Kickboxing Champions, 2 National Kickboxing Champions, and 3 time World Kickboxing Champion Will “The Caveman” Carpenter.