Mark Ginther is a martial artist, former competitive kickboxer, fight coach, strength & conditioning coach and author with over 35 years’ experience.
Mark has trained and sparred with some of the greats, including UFC champion, Maurice Smith at the original AMC Kickboxing, later becoming the strength coach for the new AMC Kickboxing & Pankration under Matt Hume, as well as (stand-up) sparring partner for future UFC champion, Josh Barnett.
Mark has coached top professional and amateur fighters in the USA, Japan and Thailand (including UFC heavyweight contender, Mark Hunt), and has written for many of the top publications in the industry. His book, K.O. Power: Complete Strength Training for Devastating Punches, Kicks & Throws has been on the Amazon Bestsellers list for Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing and Martial Arts for over a year (often in the top ten and reaching #6 in MMA and #2 in Boxing).
In Japan, Mark was the strength & conditioning coach, kickboxing coach and corner man for Athletic Enterprise; training such fighters as Mark Hunt, Peter Graham, Nicholas Pettas and Bob Sapp. While in Japan he also began writing a long-running strength & conditioning column for Full Contact Fighter, which was reprinted in Japanese in Ironman Japan.
In Thailand, Mark was the Head Striking Coach at Bangkok Fight Lab, heading the boxing program, teaching K-1 rules kickboxing and providing striking coaching for MMA fighters. In the one year he spent at Fight Lab, seven of his boxers competed in a total of 13 fights with 11 wins, 2 draws, and 0 losses.
Mark also help launch The Hook Boxing Gym, the first ever boxing gym in Kuwait, where he coached boxing, kickboxing, and strength & conditioning.
After nearly 20 years training and coaching abroad, Mark has returned to his home base in the USA, where he is currently striking coach at West Coast Fight Team in Auburn, Washington.