My name is Mario, and I have been practising martial arts since 1989. My Taekwondo journey started in 1992. Exercising indoors and outdoors, attending or delivering Taekwondo classes became my habit, and I made it to my daily routine.
I am a certified Fitness Coach, a Taekwondo Instructor with a Kukkiwon black belt and a National Poomsae Referee who gained full Disclosure Checks clearance. Continued education and further training are crucial to me. Therefore, besides my full-time job in IT, I am a lifetime student attending regular classes in other clubs. Since 2018., I have been enrolled for a Level 4 Elite Personal Trainer Course with RSPH Nutrition with Future Fit Training – the leading training provider for Personal Trainers, Nutrition Advisers and Pilates Instructors in the UK as It provides me with the knowledge and skills to work with clients with common health conditions that are increasingly the norm. More information regarding my qualifications can be found on my CIMSPA and LinkedIn page.
My goal is to inspire and motivate the youth and adults to become more active, make healthier choices, and share the experience of shaping oneself into a better person each and every day.
Physical activity is essential and has physiological benefits, but it also contributes to social and psychological well-being. It reduces the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Besides this, drinking lots of fluids and eating healthy are mandatory for health and fitness.
For this reason, I became a Taekwondo Instructor and opened this club with British Taekwondo in May 2019 to help my students achieve their health and fitness goals with martial arts and maintain the Five Tenets of Taekwondo.
MARIO BOSER, INSTRUCTOR
My Way of Life!
I was born in 1976 in Berlin, Germany and have been active my entire life. Even if I enjoy running, cycling, long walks, my passion was always martial arts.
I started with Judo when I was 13 years old in 1989, but soon I realized that this martial art was nothing for me. I only earned my yellow belt; then, I stopped attending classes ultimately.
The other stroke of fate happened when my father was diagnosed with cancer. After he passed away in September 1996, I was entirely on my own and could no longer afford Taekwondo lessons in clubs. I never stopped pursuing it!
My mother was just 38, and my father 44 when they died. For this reason, In 1998, I left my hometown and moved to Hamburg city to start over and to study Medical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences.
Life was tough and budgeted minimal, so I was working three extra jobs for a living. My temp job as a carer for the elderly accompanied me during study and apprenticeship between January 2000 and May 2007. Besides this, I was doing a cleaning job at least twice a week and gave private lessons. As a result of tuition fees and financial reasons, I had to quit university and started a career in Information Technology in 2004.
After my IT training ended in 2006, there was no longer the need to do any extra jobs, so I signed up for Taekwondo classes at Gym Sandokan in Hamburg, and I attended regular classes for almost a year.
Later on, in 2007, I became a student at the Mo San club. My instructor was Muhamed Kahrimanovic, who prepared me for the grading to the 6th Kup in July 2007 with German Taekwondo Union (DTU). Muhamed is known under his nickname “Hammer Hands” and his ability to break things like coconuts, slabs and baseball bats. This was the last grading I attended at the end of July 2007, until I left my home country entirely.
For professional and personal reasons, I moved to Slovakia to start a new life in a foreign country with a different culture and language. Even if I didn’t have any Slovak language skills, it didn’t hold me back from joining Ilyo Taekwondo Kosice in October 2007. My trainer was Pavel Ižarik, who is holding the 5th Dan grade. I took three exams during my four-years-stay in this beautiful country. The last grading to the 2nd Kup was in February 2010.
After I met my wife Gabriela in June 2009, I started focusing more on healthy eating and a vegetarian and a vegan.
In the middle of 2011, my wife and I left Slovakia. Since things didn’t work out as expected, in June 2013, we moved to Vienna in Austria, where I started a new IT job in the financial sector.
Unfortunately, my role was made redundant after 18 months of employment, so my wife had to give up the apartment and stay with her family in Slovakia for a few months. We decided to move back to the UK, so I applied for an IT job in Greater London. In October 2015, I started working for a big software company, and things worked better for both of us.
My wife is currently in progress, becoming a Level 4 Certified Personal Trainer.
In November 2018, I signed up for a Level 2 Children’s Fitness Qualification and a Personal Trainer course towards level 4 with a leading provider to build up a second career path within the fitness industry and become an expert.
Even if I wasn’t signed up in clubs continuously over all these years, I always kept practising martial arts, and Taekwondo has always been part of my life.
Since the end of March 2017, I have been attending training classes 3-5 training per week in three different clubs – as a student, as an Assistant and as a Lead Instructor at Taekwondo4Fitness.
My first Dan grading was in September 2018, where I earned my 1st-degree black belt. Shortly after that, I obtained a license as a Taekwondo Instructor with British Taekwondo. In March 2019, I completed a National Taekwondo Poomsae Judge certification with British Taekwondo. After my last Dan grading on the 28th of September 2019, I earned my 2nd-degree black belt.
I have been focusing on developing my club in Aylesbury and continuing with my Taekwondo and Personal Trainer education besides my full-time IT job.
Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the main venue was closed. To keep my members active, fit and engaged during the lockdown, I have been offering online services like poomsae coaching, online fitness classes via Zoom and IGTV on Instagram.
In March 2021, Taekwondo4Fitness became an association of the Independent Taekwondo Organisation (ITO), and I took the role of Chairman and Examination Director – Instructor & Trainer Education in the United Kingdom.
You can be easily tempted to make unhealthy choices to comfort your life, even as a vegetarian or vegan. For this reason, I became a Nutrition Advisor who has been following a plant-based diet for over a decade. To find out more, please click here.
Thank you for reading, and keep safe!