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You have to go to know

You have to go to know  -The Tracker (The true story of Tom Brown Jr) I can paint a picture of what it is like up on that canvas above the crowd, lights targeting me and my opponent….but you won’t … 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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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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The silence of the fight

Stillness and silence are difficult places to exist.  In our commercial and instantaneous world, tons of distractions kick in to help us avoid facing ourselves.  We live in the noise and expect that we can escape later to the quiet … Continue reading

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This empty space

Just about 5 years ago, I wondered, “what the hell have I done?” I was sitting in an empty Arcaro Central Area gym during what was supposed to be a noon class.  As a matter of fact I sat in … Continue reading

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Preparation

12 Minutes.  That’s it.  12 minutes. The training is at a minimum 60 minutes X 6 days X however many months.  We clock in close to 4000 minutes to complete 12! During our training,  I’ve asked my fighter to suffer … Continue reading

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Competition and Golden Gloves!

It’s February and we are in the swing of competition. Competition is where we really find out the nitty gritty of ourselves.  We have to deal with the suffering in training, the anticipation of the fight.  We obsess about the … Continue reading

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Organic Boxing

We all have ideas and goals of how we want our lives to be.  Boxers want their arm raised at the end of the match.  We all have a clear picture of the end result, but we don’t have a … Continue reading

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Focus Mitts

28 people packed in our humble 1190 square foot abode yesterday to learn some nuances about holding focus mitts. As a competitive boxer, mitts were a stressful experience for me.  I put a ton of pressure on myself to be … Continue reading

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