Mark Genco has been teaching since 2006. He came to Adams 12 Five Star Schools in 2007 and has been teaching 6th Grade Social Studies at Rocky Top since 2010. Aside from teaching, Mr. Genco has been involved in martial arts since he was 15. Mark is involved heavily with the Jiu Jitsu community and has written the book, Inner Jiu Jitsu, a book about achieving your highest potential using Jiu Jitsu metaphors and lessons. Before coming to education, Mark was a student of Buddhism and Comparative Religions at Naropa University where he achieved his Masters Degree and even studied Sanskrit. He received a scholarship to study as a novice monk in Japan and studied Gung Fu at the Shaolin Temple in China before that. Mark brings humor, excitement, and life lessons to everything he teaches. His primary influences are Master Yoda, Wolverine, and Bruce Lee.