Tag Archives: Amateur Boxing

Mistakes

I’ve been thinking about the concept of mistakes lately. Google dictionary gives us these definitions of mistake: error, fault, inaccuracy, omission, slip, blunder, miscalculation, misunderstanding, oversight, misinterpretation, gaffe, faux pas, solecism It seems that the word is heavily interpreted in … 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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Phenomenon – The letdown

A boxer asked me the other day if I felt a little down after winning silver in the World Cup.  I loved the question and in order to answer it, I want to share with you our shared experience. When … Continue reading

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A Ring of thought

When we pay attention in a rigid, effortfull and thus stressed way, it is a drag on the entire mind body system:  We are more likely to overreact in ways that are fearful, angry, effortfull, rigid and resistant.  When we … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice:  something you give up, usually for a better cause.   Boxing training is a great opportunity for all kinds of people.  You learn a useful skill, increase fitness, reduce stress and learn a lot about yourself.  When you find … Continue reading

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Getting Ring Ready

Boxing is a sport with a lot of depth.  You cannot train and live on the surface and expect to make it in the ring.  While all athletic endeavors push you to deeper places within yourself, I haven’t found anything … Continue reading

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Tacoma Golden Gloves 2015

The Golden Gloves is a historical boxing tournament held throughout the U.S.  The first ever Golden Gloves tournament was sponsored by the Chicago Tribune in 1923.  Past winners include Joe Louis, Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Hearns and DeLaHoya. The Golden … Continue reading

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Pleateaus and rest

I did some research to see what was out there about athletic/performance plateaus. Everything I found suggested how to bust through, to avoid, and or break through. I couldn’t find anywhere to suggest we should honor, appreciate and take advantage … Continue reading

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Coaching style and belief

“We cannot teach people anything. We can only help them discover it within themselves” -Galileo Galilei This is a primary thought I keep with me as a coach. It helps keep me in check and reminds me what my duty … Continue reading

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Nationals

This time of year all boxing clubs across the U.S. are getting ready for our National Amateur Championships.  Spokane, WA was the loacation last year and they won the bid to host the Championships all the way through 2016. Last … Continue reading

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