Tag Archives: fight

A “Good Chin”

I’ve heard the phrase, “(s)he has a good chin” on many occasions and I’ve always wondered what made a good chin.  I know that tenacity and desire and heart are intangible qualities that help a person take a punch, but … Continue reading

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Space and Silence

To find yourself in the infinite, You must distinguish and then unite-  Goethe For the past year or more I have been working on seeing “space” versus objects.  I started with things like trees, fences, bicycle wheels and other inanimate … Continue reading

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Foundation

The building of one’s foundation is the absolutely the most important aspect of training and in my opinion, living life.   You must be steeped in discipline. On the daily, I see the importance of getting a simple, yet solid base … Continue reading

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This Kind of Life

We trained hard for several months to have 4 fights for 3 fighters.  All 3 trained diligently with focus and efficiency.  They didn’t cut any corners, and they all supported the other with a fierceness you expect when preparing for … Continue reading

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Leading up to it…..

The last two weeks before a fight are a bit torturous. Your hardest training is over, so you are physically changing gears- downshifting the body toward recovery so you can peak in the ring.  You’re trying your hardest to keep … 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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The Paradox

This blog is inspired by coach Jen all the way in St. John’s, Newfoundland. But one must not think ill of the paradox, for the paradox is the passion of thought, and the thinker without the paradox is like the … 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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Top of the mountain alone?

Every boxer has sparring partner stories.  Some sparring partners teach us harsh lessons while others take a more gentle approach, but no matter what, each of them has a huge impact on the people we are today.  I think it is … Continue reading

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Boxing thoughts

Boxing as competition is a short lived adventure. Taking blows to the head keeps the years of competition participation down but boxing as a way of life lasts. It is a way of seeing the world. It gets in you … Continue reading

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