8th Degree Black Belt, Master Instructor
Director and Chief Instructor
Newton Fitness Performance Center / Newton Taekwon-Do Center
Mack Newton has trained in the Martial Arts for over 52 years and in Taekwon-Do since 1966. He has owned and operated a studio in Phoenix, Arizona for the past 24 years. Before coming to Phoenix, Mack owned and operated Newton Taekwon-Do with six (6) branches in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
In 1981, Mr. Newton was named Head Coach of the USA Taekwon-Do Team and held that position until 1984. He is credited with creating the competition format currently being used in International Taekwon-Do competition.
Mack Newton was appointed the Conditioning Coach for the Oakland A’s Major League Baseball Team in 1985. He held that position for nine (9) years before resigning in 1993 in order to spend more time in his studio with his growing list of clients. He also worked as the Conditioning Coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 1989 to 1993. Mack has developed many new training methods and has been credited with saving and extending the careers of several Major League baseball and NFL football players. A partial list of Mack’s clients includes Former NFL 2-way star Roy Green, 5-time Pro-Bowl star Jay Novacek, 5-time Pro-Bowl star Aeneas Williams, Seth Joyner (Linebacker), MLB star Dave Stewart, MLB Hall of Famer Ricky Henderson, Sandy Alomar (Catcher), former NBA star and future Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, just to mention a few.
Mack developed “Hit n’ Run, Self-Defense for Women” in 1973 in Chicago, Illinois. The program, nationally acclaimed, is now known as “I Will Fight Back, Self-Defense for Women”.
In 1987, Mack had his left hip replaced and used his own rehab methods to regain full usage of his legs and returned to full-time teaching of Taekwon-Do and also to competition in Taekwon-Do.
Two (2) years later, Mack was asked to rehab the artificial hip of former NFL quarterback Neil Lomax. Mack’s right hip was replaced in February 1994 and he continues to teach and practice Taekwon-Do on a daily basis. The fact that he has artificial joints in both hips do not limit either usage of his legs nor limits his enjoyment of his art.
As a result of the successful rehab with Neil Lomax, in 1992 he was selected to rehab multi-sport superstar, Bo Jackson. As a result of Mack’s rehab, Bo Jackson made a successful return to Major League baseball with an artificial hip. In addition, Mack has rehabilitated many non-professional athletes back to full function and a pain-free lifestyle.
In January 1994, Mack Newton was tested by Grand Master Park Jung Tae of the Global Taekwon-Do Federation and promoted to 7th Degree Black belt. In May 1995, Mack Newton was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his achievements and contributions to the martial art world. In September of 2005, Mack was inducted into the International Taekwon-Do Hall of Fame.
In 1997 Mack Newton wrote and published his first book, “A Path to Power, A Master’s Guide to Conquering Crisis”. This book is now in it’s second printing. In 2004, Mack followed up this success by writing and publishing his second book, “The D-Factor”.
In 1996, Mack started teaching Women’s self-defense on KSAZ-TV 10’s morning show. Mack also did a weekly 1-hour radio show called “The Mack Newton Power Hour” (recordings available on http://macknewton/resources/power-hour/). In January 2000, Mack debuted his first TV Show, “The Mack Newton Power Hour”, on TV Cox 9 with co-host John Cannon.
Mack is married and lives with his beautiful wife Natasha and their son Nelson in Paradise Valley, Arizona.