Tag Archives: Community

Struggle

How do you define struggle? If you don’t struggle, you don’t learn and your experience doesn’t really get to be your own. I worked with Highline College to mentor an intern, Mahamoud.  I wasn’t really sure what I was going … Continue reading

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Saturday morning

I’ve got a playlist on, putzing around getting some initial chores done before headed to the gym.  I’m thinking of what skills I want to work on today.  Ultimately we want each and every person so confident in their punch … Continue reading

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Boxing community

Boxing has been the catalyst for my complete healing.  I came to the sport still not being accountable, not taking responsibility.  I came to the sport living in my past and crying in my soup about where I came from. … 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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Passion

I’m known for being a technical coach.  I focus on the mechanics and the bio-rhythms of punching and footwork.  I love each minute detail and the amount of focus it takes to change a habit.  I love perfecting each little … Continue reading

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How do we listen

I am the great offender of cutting people off-  sometimes I think I’m even as bold to finish the concept, thought or sentence for another.  I’m certain this is my least favorite habit that I engage in currently.  I find … Continue reading

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punishment/reward

In my life I have primarily experienced the paradigm of punishment and reward.  It is the most debilitating and difficult paradigm to see through.  All of our society is organized around it.  Do well, earn privileges, make mistakes and be … Continue reading

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Mistakes

I’ve been thinking about the concept of mistakes lately. Google dictionary gives us these definitions of mistake: error, fault, inaccuracy, omission, slip, blunder, miscalculation, misunderstanding, oversight, misinterpretation, gaffe, faux pas, solecism It seems that the word is heavily interpreted in … 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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Paradigms

I feel like I am a very late bloomer.  I am definitely not cutting edge or ahead of my time. I’ve been stuck in archaic paradigms for a long time and as I’m getting deeper into my 40’s I feel … Continue reading

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