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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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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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In the flow

The flow- the zone-  whatever you call it is something that athletes view as the end all be all state to be in.  It seems to be elusive and something that happens versus something we create. I want to be … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning

I’m sitting on my couch, looking at the misty rain settling on the trees outside.  My quiet alone time is always full of reflection and questions.  I’m plodding through this book “Silence” by Robert Sardello.  Plodding partially because I don’t … Continue reading

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Accountability

Being a coach is a fine balance between being accountable to oneself and holding others accountable.  I’ve referenced before how often others don’t see coaches as human beings with fallibility…..Coach/client-boxer-etc… relationships are a fine line of balance with complicated boundaries. … Continue reading

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A little something about the source

The source of a lot of unhappiness is our insistence that others change. When I first started coaching, I would get frustrated or impatient and mad at the boxer I was training because I thought they should be somewhere that … Continue reading

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Boxing education

About 5 years ago I had a realization that I was a decent coach, but not really all THAT good…. The reason I came to this conclusion is because I realized I was stagnant in my learning.  I wasn’t looking … Continue reading

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Footwork

Boxers know, footwork is our foundation. It doesn’t matter what you do if you do it with a faulty foundation.  Your connection to the ground will dictate your flexibility, your force, your spacial judgement, your maneuverability, and overall efficacy. Do … Continue reading

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Trusting your training

“Trust your training” is a common saying in boxing.  It’s meant to illicit confidence, to bolster a boxer’s spirit as he/she approaches match time.  Running, repetitive skills, strength and conditioning are all key elements in training.  A boxer cannot do … Continue reading

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Community- YWCA- The Central Area Food Bank

For awhile I would walk to work and pass by the YWCA on East Cherry Street.  On Wednesdays I watched a line form down and around the block.  Each Wednesday this branch hands out food to those in need.  I … Continue reading

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