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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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Sherpa

A coach’s job can be very uncomfortable. We are sherpa’s of the soul…..of that which lies deeply hidden. We watch from the outside what the body reveals. Holding secrets just like the heavy bag.  All we have is our perception, … 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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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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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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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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My Life is my Work

My life is my work.  I thought this as I hash tagged #worklifebalance in a post on Instagram. That got me thinking about what do I really mean?  For those that know me closely, I drive them nuts with the … Continue reading

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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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