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Thoughts from afar

I’m sitting in a comfy office chair at a window with my feet up on the ledge looking at St. John’s Harbour in NewFoundland.  The wind is blowing rain diagonally blurring my view as the lights on all the ships … Continue reading

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Life is a giant sparring session

These days, it’s harder and harder for me to see the difference between words and physical punches.  It’s hard not to see the discrepancies between body language shown and the words that are verbalized.  We seem to be a society … Continue reading

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The Tao of Power

The Tao of Power is a translation by R.L. Wing of the Tao Te Ching.  It is an excellent guide in perspectives of leadership and influence. SUBTLE POWERS The most yielding parts of the world. Overtake the most rigid parts … Continue reading

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The internal art of a boxer

Fear shows up all over the place.  You can see it in the body language of fighters and you can also see when they feel confident.  It’s clear up on that stage, under the lights what the fighter is internally … Continue reading

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Mental Health Fitness

I enjoy hearing the thoughts of others about boxing, life, politics and humanity.  I’ve had some terrific conversations with open gym member, Mike and recently another gym member Conlin posted about conceptualizing mental athleticism and mental stability. This blog is … Continue reading

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Communication and Relationships

I think that your relationships and communication are really all you have to measure yourself to see what you are accomplishing in life.  The results tell you the truth. Anytime I am experiencing a rash of miscommunication, I realize that … Continue reading

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Boxing Community

A boxing gym community is the people.  It is the leadership of coaches demonstrating an enthusiasm for individual and group growth.  A boxing gym embraces the community around it.  The businesses, the residents, the passers-by.  The community stretches beyond the … Continue reading

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Organic Boxing

We all have ideas and goals of how we want our lives to be.  Boxers want their arm raised at the end of the match.  We all have a clear picture of the end result, but we don’t have a … Continue reading

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Thought processes and pressure

We are just finishing up the first half of our training camp and preparing for the second half that will take us into the Golden Gloves competition. Recently, I had the privilege of talking to a boxer I trained and … Continue reading

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Dissatisfaction and satisfaction

  BOXING IS THE ART OF PRACTICING CONFLICT For the past year, my team has endured a ration of losses in their boxing matches and I have spent the greater part of this year really questioning my coaching ability.  Questioning … Continue reading

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