The gap

It’s not that you always want to be in the gap, it’s that it’s the hardest place to stay calm…..It’s why we practice so much on getting more aware of how we get to, move in, stay or flee the gap.

Small steps, gestures of fakery, rhythm, timing, aggression, and so many other skills need to be intrinsic when under duress.

The gap is about listening.  You can feel your tension and theirs simultaneously……you feel where you are confident and all the while you are acutely aware of what isn’t connected……The missing links are what tug at you deepening your doubts.  It’s in this place that curiosity and enthusiasm must override any desire to succumb to what you don’t possess.

Coaches strive to listen……they listen to themselves and others.  The learning is in the discovery of what one is teaching.  We don’t really teach…..leaders lead…lead by example…are real in their experiences and actions.  When we fail, we model responsibility and excitement for our next opportunity……we take responsibility for our place in the ring.

#BoxOn!

About arcaroboxinggym

Boxed amateur and pro. Love guiding people in the ring and life.
This entry was posted in Coach's Corner and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Join the Discussion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s