Tag Archives: discipline

Boxing as Applied Humanities

Boxing is applied psychology.  The ring our couch, our sparring partners our therapists.  We enter the ring to become aware of our patterns……our thoughts that govern our movements.  Our sparring partners expose us to ourselves.  Our coaches are our alter … Continue reading

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This boxing thing

In October, we are 4 years old.  Each day the business is alive, I feel deep down grateful.  Owning a business has forced me to push myself in directions I never imagined.  I’ve had to grow up in an entirely … Continue reading

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The intimacy in boxing

Boxing is a sport full of intimacy.  Intimacy with self and others.  It brings us closer to ourselves.  We head into the ring to descend into the depths of personal fear and unknowns and when we come out, we have … Continue reading

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Sometimes

Sometimes I sit in the gym when it’s quiet.  Just me, the dogs and this blog.  I’ll have so much to say but I’m not certain how to say it or how to organize the scrambled thoughts into organized and … Continue reading

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New habits

I’ve referenced the type of effort and commitment it takes to develop new habits.  Whether you are taking a negative phrase and making it positive, stopping swearing, bringing your jab back to your eyebrow or eating smaller portions, it can … Continue reading

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a thought or two about confidence

Building confidence hasn’t occurred like I expected.  I thought getting good at skills or tasks was the only way to build confidence.  Getting better at stuff partially builds confidence but mostly becoming more comfortable making errors, not being perfect and … Continue reading

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Keep on punching

There is a lot of turnover in boxing competitors. Coaches witness hundreds of athletes go through the experiences of training and competition.  Every single boxer meets the match within themselves that is their make or break point.  The match they … Continue reading

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Becoming our potential

We went to Golden Gloves full of potential and hope.  Both boxers Will and Precious put everything they could into their training.  We started 7 weeks out and began the regimen of boxing skills, running and sprinting.  Two weeks in … Continue reading

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Embracing the positive and the negative

There is nothing wrong with absorbing uplifting information, but there is another side of the coin that needs to be addressed if we wish to actually grow and change in the world- Alec Cope http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com Tomorrow is weigh in time … Continue reading

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Perseverance, Process, Each Step

Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all, confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something and this thing must be obtained. – Marie Curie … Continue reading

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