Mark Beaumont has been training in martial arts for well over two decades, first in Chito-Ryu karate, and then, since 1999, in Jeet Kune Do / Jun Fan Gung Fu. He first came to GAMMA as a student having heard of Sifu Philip Gelinas, and after his first class there he knew was hooked. He had found his new home. Mark has been teaching JKD, both to beginners and advanced groups, since 2005. He likes to stress the personal development, fun and practical aspects of martial arts to his students, specializing in personal martial arts’ coaching, and respecting the need to develop at your own pace. Martial arts also being all about timing and rhythm, music and dance permeate the atmosphere of his classes. Mark developed and teaches two personalized introductions to martial arts called My First Punch™ and Kung Fu for Klutzes™.
Mark also created SmashClub™ Montreal when he noticed some of his private My First Punch students were too stressed-out and preoccupied by work to actually learn anything, or concentrate. They just badly needed to completely forget about work for a while, and frankly, what better way was there than to put on some gloves and hit something.
When he’s not going “at it” with zest, or teaching it, Mark is a business development and communication strategy consultant, and also enjoys copywriting and translating into both official languages.