Author Archives: arcaroboxinggym

About arcaroboxinggym

Boxed amateur and pro. Love guiding people in the ring and life.

Sherpa

A coach’s job can be very uncomfortable. We are sherpa’s of the soul…..of that which lies deeply hidden. We watch from the outside what the body reveals. Holding secrets just like the heavy bag.  All we have is our perception, … Continue reading

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Mobility

Mobility is a systemic thing. The more mobile our bodies are, the more mobile our brain and thinking is. Mobility gives you options and vision.  It gives you the time you need to respond and adapt to ever changing moments. … Continue reading

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Reflections

As a kid in the Colorado mountains, I loved running around the fields, in the woods- anywhere outside.  I’d come in at dusk after a long day of play, clothes drenched in tree sap, with dirty hands and face. I … Continue reading

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Giving Space

Giving space is an active state. A boxer stays out of range- relaxed but actively engaged so they can change directions, speeds, recover, whatever they need……They see everything across the gap.  The slouch of shoulders or the aggressive intent and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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trepidation

We put so much of our fear and trepidation on the shoulders of others.  We blame them for not being able to speak the truth.  We say they are intimidating, unapproachable-  a multitude of reasons to justify our silence and … Continue reading

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Timing and rhythm

Boxing is so much more than hitting.  In fact, to only focus on hitting is a detriment. Their is a space between fighters where all the answers of attack and defense are found.  If we are quiet enough to feel … Continue reading

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Insights-4

I don’t spar very much these days so I have to get my testing in daily life via conflicts or intense situations to see how much of my training holds together. This morning while driving to the gym I was … Continue reading

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There are some days that discomfort is immense.  Walking around wanting out of this skin, wanting to be anywhere but right here facing every dysfunction we have in our life.  There are some days where the timing is off.  Every … Continue reading

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Insights-4

Intentful speaking is extremely important to me.  I am constantly listening to my word choices and evaluating if what I’m saying is what I mean.  And if not, why? Last year I heard myself saying “I’ll let you do that” … Continue reading

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