Duran Mack has had a unique life. At age 7, his father, Andy Mack, met his teacher Adam Mizner. Not long after this meeting, Andy and Adam, and subsequently Duran, moved in together, sharing a house on the Gold Coast, Australia. Duran lived with his dad and Sifu Adam for about 2 and a half years.
When he was 12, he moved to Melbourne to join his father. His father had set up a full time, live in HME Taiji school. They were joined by Sifu Curtis Brough, Senior Instructor Paul McIntyre, and 2 other HME students.
Duran would wake up to training, he would come home from school to wrestle with his ‘uncles’, and then partake in class in the evening, and go to sleep to the sound of more training.
The school was run in a traditional Chinese kungfu fashion, so Duran had his fair share of chores and obligations to fulfil. When Duran was 14, he and his father moved to Thailand. For 6 months they travelled throughout the country, staying and meditating in temples and remote locales with Thai masters. Duran continued his education at an international school, while his dad continued to train and live like a hermit, for the next 4 years.
Duran now teaches full time in London and runs a Bone Setting and Dissolve Therapy clinics in London.