Tag Archives: Boxing

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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Reflections

As a kid in the Colorado mountains, I loved running around the fields, in the woods- anywhere outside.  I’d come in at dusk after a long day of play, clothes drenched in tree sap, with dirty hands and face. I … 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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The gap

It’s not that you always want to be in the gap, it’s that it’s the hardest place to stay calm…..It’s why we practice so much on getting more aware of how we get to, move in, stay or flee the … Continue reading

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trepidation

We put so much of our fear and trepidation on the shoulders of others.  We blame them for not being able to speak the truth.  We say they are intimidating, unapproachable-  a multitude of reasons to justify our silence and … 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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Insights-4

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

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Insights-3

When I was a junior in high school I had a basketball coach who told me the reason I couldn’t move laterally was because I weighed too much.  He then told my dad to enlist me in a diet program … Continue reading

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Truth in the ropes

In the ring is where only the truth is told.  There isn’t room for in between.  Only direct engagement allowed.  You aren’t too bold, brash or honest-  Little silent moments as fists exchange, revealing what is in between the lines. … Continue reading

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Accountability

To truly hold oneself accountable is a major task. I see a million places I let myself off the hook.  Where I’m so lazy and not wanting to do the work. Accountability is being brutally honest-  It’s having standards beyond … Continue reading

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