Mark Elefane began studying Jow Ga Kung Fu in 1994 under Grandmaster Hoy K. Lee at his Virginia Beach school. Elefane became a senior student and assistant instructor at age 15. He proved himself in sparring competition, full-contact fighting, forms, and weapons, winning in local, national, and international tournaments. He continued his advanced training with Hoy Lee and then moved to North Hollywood, California, to teach, train, and work as a fight coordinator and stuntman. In time he returned east to operate schools in the Winter Park/Orlando area. He has trained numerous students who have competed successfully in ICMAC and other tournaments.