Tag Archives: fighting

Looking for openings

A lot of times I hear, “I’m going to get in shape and then I’ll start coming into boxing classes.”  One interpretation of this statement is the person is very nervous to feel uncomfortable around a group of their peers. … Continue reading

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The silence of the fight

Stillness and silence are difficult places to exist.  In our commercial and instantaneous world, tons of distractions kick in to help us avoid facing ourselves.  We live in the noise and expect that we can escape later to the quiet … Continue reading

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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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Possibility

I see possibility everywhere.  If I want something then I know it is possible.  I trust my goals and abilities to reach them. Sometimes a million things come at you and it seems as if you may not get what … Continue reading

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The Space between

Voidness is that which stands right in the middle between this and that. The void is all-inclusive, having no opposite — there is nothing which it excludes or opposes. It is living void, because all forms come out of it … 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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Standing up and standing out

This is an old story I’ve told before, so please forgive my repetitiveness. I was 10 years old in the Colorado mountains.  A pristine existence in a place called Summit County that was ideal for a tomboy like me to … Continue reading

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