Martin has been practicing martial arts for over 20 years. He started in Canada with Jiu Jitsu, because the bodybuilding centre had closed down and nothing else was available. Back in
Switzerland he practiced Aikido for some time. Up to this day Aikido still fascinates him but for his back it is not really healthy. In 1992 in Uster he started practicing Wing Chun,
Poket (Choy Lee Futt) and Shaolin Quan. The field of motions was gradually complemented with Chang Quan (Wuhsu), Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong.
At various national and international tournaments he won some titles.
1999 Martin met Master Rong Jun, when he opened a Tai Ji School in Uster. Thanks to Master Rong's connections, Martin went to Beijing in 2003 and trained Chang Quan and Tai Ji Quan at
the Beijing Sports University for 6 months.