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Every man is a moon and has a side which he turns toward nobody-  Mark Twain I ran across this quote on a #coachesdowntime walk. Walking through our lives we bump into and against many people.  Most of our interactions … 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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Still stuck on Life Below Zero

Subsistence living folks measure wealth by being able to provide and being able to share.  It’s a simple and necessary part of surviving harsh conditions. We in the city, we are a little soft.  Needing so many comforts that we … Continue reading

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Laziness

It is morning just before dawn.  In the distance a plane, boat horn or car cruising by breaks the silence then it returns.  I hear each step my bare foot takes on the floor as I slink out of the … Continue reading

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Looking for openings

A lot of times I hear, “I’m going to get in shape and then I’ll start coming into boxing classes.”  One interpretation of this statement is the person is very nervous to feel uncomfortable around a group of their peers. … Continue reading

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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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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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Accountability

Being a coach is a fine balance between being accountable to oneself and holding others accountable.  I’ve referenced before how often others don’t see coaches as human beings with fallibility…..Coach/client-boxer-etc… relationships are a fine line of balance with complicated boundaries. … Continue reading

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Time Alone

You ever had that experience of not knowing where to put your hands and you don’t have pockets?  You keep looking for the openings to hide your hands, but, they aren’t there, and your hands are sitting out in the … Continue reading

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