As a teenager Sifu Mark Stas started his martial arts training alone in his room, before joining his first ‘official’ course in 1984 with Karate Shotokan which he practised many years. Because he loved kicking techniques so much, he was suggested to practise Taekwondo and switched to this Korean martial art where he did with success competitions. He got an introduction in Bruce Lee’s Jun Fan, but discovered after a few months a Chinese martial art, which changed his life, thanks to the great fighter and instructor Sifu Salih Avci in Aachen (Germany). Convinced of the efficiency he soon decided to live and study many years in that country with the best European Wing Tsun schools. Training and teaching in the ML-MAF, his dedication and passion led him to create his Wing Flow System after more than 34 years of martial arts practice.
His performance in Italy at one of the most important events, the Festival dell’Oriente in Torino left not only the organisers in awe: his way of moving and his explosive movements took their breath away.
His video’s were discovered in 2016 and shared numerous times on social medias all over the world. He was invited in different countries over the world who were interested in his teachings.
He was interviewed in specialised magazines and online websites such as « Warrior of Art », « Martial Science », « the Wing Chun Podcast », « Lifestyle of a Warrior » or « Ronin-Martial Production ».
He was invited and entered in the Hall of Fame in Italy in 2016 and appeared in the « Who is Who of Martial Arts ».
During his seminar in France, he left a deep impression with the participating instructors of the special forces in Lyon.
He has been invited and impressed the participants and instructors at the Martial Hero Award event with his Wing Flow System and received the « Celebrity Award 2018 ». He received the most beautiful congratulation a martial artist could get from Peter Chin, who was the training partner of Bruce Lee and met other famous international stars such as GM Samuel Kwok; Bram Frank recognised as « Father of Combat with the Israeli Knife »; Simon Kook famous for his fight in Ip Man 3; and other dedicated instructors.
He was invited at the Hall of Fame 2019 and although he couldn’t attend this event, he received the international award « Capo di Leuca ».
He was pleasantly surprised when he learned that he was nominated as one of the 300 best martial artist in the world, 2019 in Barcelona, May 14 by the World International Self Defense Association and the Unified World Association Martial Arts.