Tag Archives: discomfort

Mobility

Mobility is a systemic thing. The more mobile our bodies are, the more mobile our brain and thinking is. Mobility gives you options and vision.  It gives you the time you need to respond and adapt to ever changing moments. … Continue reading

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CONFLICT AND SPARRING

Sparring is a perfect metaphor for conflict.  You are duking it out with a cohort because you both are working to obtain similar things.  Sometimes you stay calm, other times you escalate.  You both want better skills, success, and self-efficacy. … Continue reading

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Insight -1

When I was 17 years old, I was living in Denver, CO and going to Lakewood HighSchool.  I had a job at Dairy Queen but needed to make more money to pay for groceries, pay for gas money and other … 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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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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Reasons to box- hurt

You ask someone why they box and you will get a multitude of answers. I think sometimes we box to understand hurt.  It’s not that you only have to experience a debilitating childhood to hurt……it’s a human thing to feel … Continue reading

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Morning

Change affects us on infinite levels.  It unsettles us to the core and makes us question our identity. When I started the gym in Pratt Park, it was my first big change in a long time.  I had been at … Continue reading

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Repetition

I’m curious about the actions we do and the thoughts we think habitually…..the way we enter certain rooms, the side of the bed we sleep on, the place we set our keys down….We do these things out of habit and not … 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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Conflict as a learning tool

I’ve done talks, co-written articles and published blogs about conflict.  When I experience conflict, it never feels good or goes as smooth as I write about it on paper.  But, conflict remains a tremendous learning tool. Conflict can always be … Continue reading

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