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.
The media's favorite "hoax" is the Q Anon movement. Is it a joke? Is it dangerous? Who's involved and how did it begin? "Q Anon, An Invitation to The Great Awakening," explains the phenomena with the help of 12 citizen journalists, from the very first Q post right up to today's headlines.
If you are a boxer, kickboxer or MMA fighter or fighter-in-training, this book offers you world-class coaching from Mark Ginther, best-selling author and highly experienced strength and conditioning trainer. You no longer have to figure it out on your own. This book will take you step-by-step through the process of setting goals and designing a program for achieving them by planning and tracking your unique workouts.
Charles Ponzi had the chutzpah of Bernard Madoff and the audacity of Donald Trump in an age of innocence. This is an illustrated novel about the historical events surrounding Ponzi’s Scam of the Century, the enthusiasm and panic he generated, and the people he involved his scheme.
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Life is full of surprises and this book is one of them. Just when you think you have it all figured out, Talking2Trees comes along and changes everything. These are magical, yet true, never-to-be-forgotten stories of synchronicity and coincidence with plants, trees, animals and a human or two.