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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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Environment

Who do you spend time with? How do they make you who you are? James Altucher calls this your ‘scene.’ As Jim Rohn put it, you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. As … 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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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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Changes

We are coming up on 5 years this October.  I look in the mirror each morning and think, “You are doing this?!!” It’s nothing at all like I thought.  I had no idea my vision looked like this and now … Continue reading

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Another early morning

As I move through my life, I look for gaps in my identity and behavior.  Where am I not true to myself, where am I hypocritical?  Where am I resisting change? This morning I got up at 4am, made coffee, … Continue reading

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Refuge

The gym is a refuge for many.  A refuge for and from what? Boxing is the representation of the rhythms in life.  It acts out episodes from our life outside the ropes and illuminates mysteries stuck in the mind.  Boxing … Continue reading

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Laziness

It is morning just before dawn.  In the distance a plane, boat horn or car cruising by breaks the silence then it returns.  I hear each step my bare foot takes on the floor as I slink out of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Chores

Drinking coffee, once again alternating sitting on my couch staring into space out the window and completing household chores.  It’s a pretty sweet morning routine. For around 12 years now, I have gotten up on the weekdays to teach the … Continue reading

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Looking for openings

A lot of times I hear, “I’m going to get in shape and then I’ll start coming into boxing classes.”  One interpretation of this statement is the person is very nervous to feel uncomfortable around a group of their peers. … Continue reading

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