Tag Archives: Box on

Evening thoughts across the bridge

Sometimes blogs seem elusive and other times about 3 or 4 blogs run through me so rapid fire that I can’t capture a single word. Tonight I was driving home across the West Seattle Bridge…..looking at the crimson sky as … Continue reading

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Clean Boxing

There are different kinds of “really wanting it.” As a coach you will hear the phrase “I really want it” a lot.  It will come with a multitude of intents, such as, desperation, desire, burning intention and a host of … Continue reading

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Learning Mode

It is sooooo hard to be in learning mode, to be interested in what you are doing. In our culture we are so fixated on tangible objects, objectives and outcomes.  We talk about the process but really revel in the … Continue reading

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In our own way

As a boxing coach, I often hear people say they want to box.  That they are committed.  They want to compete and be the best.  They are going to train all the time and work really hard. I’ve gone through … Continue reading

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Getting Boxed In

Recently I’ve discovered the world of pod casts.  I know I am a little late in the game, but listening to music all day in the gym finally got me searching around for other methods of entertainment in my down … Continue reading

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The struggle–the journey and a little Camus

The struggle itself […] is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy—-Camus March 29th is in the books.  Two of our boxers prepared and completed their matches.  It was utter hell for them at times and … Continue reading

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Coaching and range

When I first started coaching and teaching fitness, I learned that there needed to be a distinct boundary between me as coach and “them” as client/boxer.  My interpretation of this idea left a lot of my true personality out of … Continue reading

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The idea of Control

Typically the idea of control comes into play when we feel uncomfortable, uncertain, un-heard, scared or ineffective.  I think of the times I try to exert control and the quality consistent in every situation is that I don’t listen.  I … Continue reading

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Making changes

It’s now another year on the calendar.  I like the years I’ve amassed-  they feel like a bunch of championship rounds.  Each one has given me more than the last and every day is getting a little bit brighter…more full … Continue reading

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Moving Forward and being lost in the right direction

We are 5 days old.  Just a baby.  Moving forward The cool thing about being an infant is that everything is a discovery, everything is brand new.  The world is one big science experiment and there is so much to … Continue reading

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