Tag Archives: power

Boss Paradigm

We are born immediately immersed in power dynamics.  We learn about who has authority over us and what our place is in family and society.  We take those paradigms and our perceived positions into the work place.  Our bosses become … Continue reading

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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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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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Punch Technicians

My relationship to my own training and coaching others is a constantly evolving one.  I used to be “go, go, go” –  more on the side of overtraining.  My body feels the years of pounding, between rugby and boxing alone, … 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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Where we come from

We write and rewrite our stories every day.  It is a beautiful skill to be able to change our perspective of the past. So much happens from there to here and it is each ingredient that enhances the flavor we … Continue reading

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Willing to be hit

To be willing to be hit is a powerful skill. As always, boxing is a backward sport. It’s never like you think. To be powerful, you must be relaxed, to be accurate you cannot aim, to have strength, you don’t … Continue reading

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Fear and preparation

We have 2 boxers preparing for fights this weekend.  Countless people ask them, “are you excited?” It’s a vulnerable thing for a boxer to tell non fighters, “actually, I’m afraid!  I am nervous excited-My stomach is in knots-I’m in a … Continue reading

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A Review

It’s the last day of 2013.  I see a lot of people wanting to hurry this year along and get it over with so they can move on to 2014.  I’ve enjoyed every single day of this past year.  SERIOUSLY. … Continue reading

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Self Expression- part 1

Self expression is the reason most of us box.  We find empowerment in using our physicality to let deep emotions come through without having to discuss them.  Things we feel and could be chastised for in life are perfectly ok … Continue reading

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