Tag Archives: competition

Pacific Northwest Amateur Boxing

We box to feel free.  We enter the gym and start our day, or shed it.  We box for the feelings that arise and leave with each thud of the glove.  The sweat purges unwanted toxins, cleans our soul and … Continue reading

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What are you fighting for?

What are you fighting for? There are things that drive us, that propel our fight.  They can be to prove capability to ourselves, to prove people wrong, to defend from feeling previous experiences again, or a fight to see who … 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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A few Monday thoughts….

This weekend, coach Jen and I worked in a couple corners at the professional boxing show, Brawl at Harmony Hall  I love the environment that these guys create.  All ages are welcome, so our local amateurs get to see their … Continue reading

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Boxing Art

I see all sport as art. Athletes create their masterpieces through movement and expression with their bodies just as an artist uses her brush, pencil, or instrument.  Just as an artist takes an emotion and gives it life, so does … 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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Coaching/Training

This weekend I was talking to the UW Head Coach Chris and he said something to me that really stuck.  He was talking about developing his UW program, developing boxers, trainers and coaches. Chris described training as drill and skill … Continue reading

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Life is an Experiment

We have an expertise problem in our culture.  We think expertise is outside ourself, that there is one correct way to live and do things. Life is truly an experiment. In boxing there is not one style that is THE … Continue reading

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The only choice

The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability -Maria Popova We are approaching a fight weekend.  I love the approach.  Everything gets a little more intense, focus narrows down,  preparation is really done and … Continue reading

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A Ring of thought

When we pay attention in a rigid, effortfull and thus stressed way, it is a drag on the entire mind body system:  We are more likely to overreact in ways that are fearful, angry, effortfull, rigid and resistant.  When we … Continue reading

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