Category Archives: competition

Knowing the depths

As coaches, we find our depths and get to know them so that we are able to better guide others in finding theirs.  We sit in our depths with curiosity so that we can clean out as much judgement as … Continue reading

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So many things

I’ve been away from Seattle, my dogs and the gym for over a week.  It feels like it’s been almost a month. If I had it entirely my way, Greg would have the championship from Golden Gloves in his hand … Continue reading

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Dialing in

It’s already the Friday before competition.  It seems like this weekend would never come and all the sudden it is smack dab in front of me. I’m not even fighting but I’m getting those same feelings as when I did. … Continue reading

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It’s a gonna be a fight

It’s Saturday!  This morning, we had weigh ins for Omar at 8am.  They went off smooth and he has done an incredible job of changing his body and mind to prepare. We also started our new 9:30 am Group Fitness … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Amateur Boxing

We box to feel free.  We enter the gym and start our day, or shed it.  We box for the feelings that arise and leave with each thud of the glove.  The sweat purges unwanted toxins, cleans our soul and … Continue reading

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This Kind of Life

We trained hard for several months to have 4 fights for 3 fighters.  All 3 trained diligently with focus and efficiency.  They didn’t cut any corners, and they all supported the other with a fierceness you expect when preparing for … Continue reading

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Preparation

12 Minutes.  That’s it.  12 minutes. The training is at a minimum 60 minutes X 6 days X however many months.  We clock in close to 4000 minutes to complete 12! During our training,  I’ve asked my fighter to suffer … Continue reading

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Regional Golden Gloves

#132 boxer, Greg is already in Las Vegas for the Regional Golden Gloves. He’s ready. The preparation for Golden Gloves is intense.  It takes everything you have and a little more.  It takes family and friends being supportive of you … Continue reading

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Absolutes

There is a type of mindset that some athletes struggle with.  I call it Absolute.  If they have a “bad” sparring session, they consider themselves to be a “bad” boxer.  If they have a “good” sparring session, they consider themselves … Continue reading

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Ireland Bound

Queen Underwood has been back in Seattle for several months now.  For years she’s been living and traveling as a USA athlete.  She’s lived at the Olympic Training Center, won multiple contests and traveled the world. Now, though, she’s home. … Continue reading

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