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.


  • The Instructors at this gym are the real deal. If you’re looking for training as a MMA Fighter, I highly recommend talking to Mark or Shawn Cook. They have both trained fighters that reached the National level.

  • Mike Level says:

    This is the best gym in the South East hands down. They offer Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxking and Cardio Kickboxing for adults and children. Mark Cook is a retired professional world class kickboxer with a record of 48-2, he also is a 4th level sash in Shaolin Kung Fu, and is the best trainer there is for MMA fighting. He has a strong group of ameatures and 1 pro Tims Stout who just fought live on StrikeForce. Weather you want to get in shape, learn a martial art or train MMA this is the place and it is a family atmosphere with a great group of students who are humble as Mr. Cook is and demands of anyone he trains.

  • Michele R. Selfe says:

    Great coaches, awesome training, great gym! I highly recommend Cook’s.

  • Gino Smith says:

    This is a top notch gym with passionate instructors. The owner Mark Cook is a retired world class kickboxer and 4th degree black belt in Kung Fu and if you go watch his MMA fighter compete you will see the difference from the rest of the crowd very quickly. He maintains a no drama, family oriented yet competitive gym and does so well. No one around here teaches Kung Fu and no one knows how to box or kickbox like this man so if you really want to learn the true art and skills this is the place to go. To top it all off he is cheaper than any gym you can compare to because he seems more in it for the love of the art and sport than the money. There are so many police officers who train here that shows you they know where they the real deal is to deal with their jobs and have that security other than a gun that they can handle a situation.

  • james bott says:

    I am a good friend of sean cook marks brother and had a chance to hang out with mark a few days at his home in powder springs he is a top notch stand up fighter I had a chance to watch some of his old fights in his prime this guy is the real deal his name in columbus ohio is still known at all the boxing and kickboxing gyms I go to.I bet his school is a great place to learn that 1990’s aron ashton black sash shit keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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