“I think it’s my ability to adapt, I don’t teach them new stuff (well sometimes),” said Beecher. “I mostly enhance what they are already good at, I don’t change a fighter to fight like I want ’em to, I just want them to win.”
“I just sharpen Kevin up, show him my tricks he shows me his tricks, we get together and see what his game plan is and try to put that into pad work” said Beecher. “Then we spar and he beats the shit outta me ….. bastard…. I hit him back though yeaaaa watch yo ass man !!”
It’s that kind of spirit that keeps Beecher with the desire of coming out of retirement to compete once or twice more. If you have never had the chance to speak with Mark Beecher, you have to take the time whenever the opportunity presents itself. Entertaining is an understatement — in his own words, “I’m a little crazy”.
Despite having multiple champions in many of the world’s top promotions for Muay Thai and MMA, Beecher knows that as a coach many times you don’t get the recognition you deserve. You have to be willing to step aside and sit in the shadows until the attention is brought upon you. It is hard to do when there are other coaches getting the recognition, but for Beecher it is about his guys winning. The hard part doesn’t come because there is no recognition; making a sacrifice for what he loves sometimes does.
“Sometimes it hurts me, but to know my guys are winning is what counts to me. I hide from the cameras; I dont care,” said Beecher. “The reason it hurts is I have trained fighters to win almost EVERY championship there is: UFC, M-1, I have 5 WBC Muay Thai champs, IFL and more, but sometimes I don’t have gas money … that’s what hurts man .”
For Mark Beecher Muay Thai was never about fame or riches. It was something he loved as a child and something that became his life. Most people want to be remembered as champions or as one of the best. Mark Beecher wants to be remembered for giving. “I’ll help you win and not expect anything in return but happiness,” is what Beecher lives by. There is no book deal on how to train, no endorsement deal in the works; there’s only your dream and how he can help you achieve it.
2016 Opened Hyena Mauy That and became head instructor of Revoluti0n Dojo in houston and Key
Head Muay Thai Instructor at: Lovato’s Mixed Martial Arts
Head Muay Thai Instructor at: Throwdown Training Center and Robert Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu
Head Muay Thai Instructor at: Xyience/Warrior Training Center. Throwdown Training Center
Fight record: Muay Thai 45-16; MMA 2-3
Instructor/Fighter at “Hermosa Beach Boxing works gym” under Kru Bryan Popejoy
Rafael Lovato jr., Carlos Gracie Jr., Carlos Machado, Roger Gracie, Jean-Jaques Machado, Rigan Machado, Walter Michealowski, Bryan Popejoy, Malaipet Sasiprapa, Jongsanon Fairtex, Kaew Fairtex (Lumphini champion), Apidej Sit-Hirun (Fighter of the century in Thailand), Tu Sityatong, Saekson Janjira, Matee Jedipak, Chris Riley, Master Toddy, Mitt Sitchoakdee, Juston Rader, Vinny Magalhaes, Robert Drysdale, Sonny Nohara .
Teaching/Fighter Training experience:
Taught classes at
Bryan Popejoy’s Boxing Work’s
Rafael Lovato’s Lovato Jiu-Jitsu
Xyience/Warrior Training Center
Throwdown Training Center
Robert Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu
Revolution Dojo (Houston and Katy locations)
Rafael Lovato Jr.
Troy Jones Jr.
Asa Ten Pow
and many, many more…