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To be a boxer- you have to be comfortable with searching for failure- you have to be excited to see your inefficiencies -you have to be motivated to look for all that is wrong because that is your work. It … Continue reading
I was 17 when I took the job at the nursing home. I was living a lost life and the nursing aid job, sports and high school studies kept my head barely above water. My senior year I worked night … Continue reading
I step into the ring and am summoned to the center….looking right into myself. I hear the referee’s instructions like a faint, tinny, hollow echo. I never lose my gaze as I back up to the corner and hear my … Continue reading
You have to go to know -The Tracker (The true story of Tom Brown Jr) I can paint a picture of what it is like up on that canvas above the crowd, lights targeting me and my opponent….but you won’t … Continue reading
A coach’s job can be very uncomfortable. We are sherpa’s of the soul…..of that which lies deeply hidden. We watch from the outside what the body reveals. Holding secrets just like the heavy bag. All we have is our perception, … Continue reading
Mobility is a systemic thing. The more mobile our bodies are, the more mobile our brain and thinking is. Mobility gives you options and vision. It gives you the time you need to respond and adapt to ever changing moments. … Continue reading
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
I don’t spar very much these days so I have to get my testing in daily life via conflicts or intense situations to see how much of my training holds together. This morning while driving to the gym I was … Continue reading
Sparring is a perfect metaphor for conflict. You are duking it out with a cohort because you both are working to obtain similar things. Sometimes you stay calm, other times you escalate. You both want better skills, success, and self-efficacy. … Continue reading