Tag Archives: Boxing

Competitive season

Here we are again in January with Golden Gloves a week away.  Competitive teams ebb and flow at all gyms.  Sometimes we are stacked with eager competitors who are ring ready and other times we have a bunch of folks … 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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Road Trip for the Soul

Me and the hounds got up at 3:00 am on the 24th and sleepily walked to our car ready to hit the road.  My buddy Kate from my Colorado rugby days lives in Medford, Oregon and it was my turn … Continue reading

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A “Good Chin”

I’ve heard the phrase, “(s)he has a good chin” on many occasions and I’ve always wondered what made a good chin.  I know that tenacity and desire and heart are intangible qualities that help a person take a punch, but … Continue reading

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2018 thoughts

It’s the last boxing event of the amateur season and we are all hanging out in a hotel resting and staying warm. It’s kinda nice to have nothing to do for a few hours.  We hang out, tell stories, watch … Continue reading

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A little something about the source

The source of a lot of unhappiness is our insistence that others change. When I first started coaching, I would get frustrated or impatient and mad at the boxer I was training because I thought they should be somewhere that … Continue reading

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Vision

You are never in control of the path to your destinations, but you are very in control of the vision. I start with an idea and I obsess about that idea when I’m coaching, when I’m talking to others, on … Continue reading

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Nature moment and changes

This morning I woke up to dogs hounding me to go outside.  I live in an apartment with a rooftop deck and so we go through the usual ritual of dressing appropriately for human interaction, the weather and terrain!  I … Continue reading

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Foundation

The building of one’s foundation is the absolutely the most important aspect of training and in my opinion, living life.   You must be steeped in discipline. On the daily, I see the importance of getting a simple, yet solid base … Continue reading

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PAIN

Pain is sensation accompanied by the motor intention to withdraw.  If you aren’t trying to get away from it, it isn’t pain, it is just sensation-  Thomas Meyers This definition from Thomas Meyers woke me up immediately.  Mind blowing perspective … Continue reading

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