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Fear

The most tiresome thing of being a coach is watching fighters hit that wall of fear and choose to walk away from it.  It’s heart wrenching to watch from the outside and see it so clear.  How do you convey … Continue reading

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There’s a lil sumpin goin on round here

There’s something really special going on around here.  The coaching staff is a beautiful blend of all aspects of life.  We come from a multitude of experiences in and out of the ring and we bring that knowledge to you. … Continue reading

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Life of ambition

Complacency feels like death to me. The definition is:  self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies–an instance of usually unaware or uninformed self-satisfaction When I was in management at UPS, I think I was the most complacent … Continue reading

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Little lessons

There is nothing like running a business to learn what a really terrible leader you are.  I was speaking to another entrepreneur about this realization.  Now, making a statement like that just might elicit outside comments like, “but coach, you … 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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Pacific Northwest Amateur Boxing

We box to feel free.  We enter the gym and start our day, or shed it.  We box for the feelings that arise and leave with each thud of the glove.  The sweat purges unwanted toxins, cleans our soul and … 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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Footwork

Boxers know, footwork is our foundation. It doesn’t matter what you do if you do it with a faulty foundation.  Your connection to the ground will dictate your flexibility, your force, your spacial judgement, your maneuverability, and overall efficacy. Do … Continue reading

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Dissatisfaction and satisfaction

  BOXING IS THE ART OF PRACTICING CONFLICT For the past year, my team has endured a ration of losses in their boxing matches and I have spent the greater part of this year really questioning my coaching ability.  Questioning … Continue reading

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