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Mobility

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

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Giving Space

Giving space is an active state. A boxer stays out of range- relaxed but actively engaged so they can change directions, speeds, recover, whatever they need……They see everything across the gap.  The slouch of shoulders or the aggressive intent and … Continue reading

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Insights-2

1989-  Nursing home work-  Wheatridge, Colorado. Typical 3pm-11pm shift-  Fluorescent bulbs evenly lighting each floor tile as I head into the routine of baths, dinner and bed.  I’m surrounded by greatness not remembered.  Interment camp survivors, an interpreter from the … Continue reading

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truth and hiding

The relationship between coach and boxer takes a lot of work.  Communication must be practiced over and over again. I’ve been thinking about this a lot reflecting over the past 30+ amateur fights I’ve had with Greg as we head … Continue reading

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connection

In our current culture, we are connected to stuff.  We are consumers from morning til night.  We are closest to our things- our monetary or status pursuits.  We are most aligned with our hopes, desires, and things we think will … Continue reading

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Compensations

Compensations are the demise of athletes…..and for our regular daily life. I got this pretty cool drill from @frankboxingcoach in Montreal, Quebec. What I liked most about it was noticing all the compensations people did in the name of feeling … 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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The Paradox

This blog is inspired by coach Jen all the way in St. John’s, Newfoundland. But one must not think ill of the paradox, for the paradox is the passion of thought, and the thinker without the paradox is like the … Continue reading

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Boxing Lessons

Boxing taught me, when you feel and know the power within you, you don’t have to prove it on the outside. It’s a rhythm thing to me…..If I’m looking externally for approval and disapproval, I am no longer in my … Continue reading

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