Tag Archives: boxer

In the way

The only person in the way of you is you. Every obstacle is a chance to develop choice of perception.  Your interpretation is up to you….. but that takes work………a…….lot………of……………Work “Don’t be a blight on society” The phrase from my … Continue reading

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Opportunity

We are given opportunities in life.  We seize them, or we don’t and seek another chance to change directions. In working on being more self-aware, I learned that it’s best to have a methodology in which you are able to … Continue reading

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Inefficiencies

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

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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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