Tag Archives: punching

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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This boxing thing

In October, we are 4 years old.  Each day the business is alive, I feel deep down grateful.  Owning a business has forced me to push myself in directions I never imagined.  I’ve had to grow up in an entirely … 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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Focus Mitts

28 people packed in our humble 1190 square foot abode yesterday to learn some nuances about holding focus mitts. As a competitive boxer, mitts were a stressful experience for me.  I put a ton of pressure on myself to be … Continue reading

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Awareness, intent and a few other thoughts

Recently a gym member sent me an email revealing the realization that he was focusing on landing punches to the exclusion of everything else. Essentially he was hitting mostly with his fist. After working with another boxer who demonstrated a … Continue reading

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The struggle–the journey and a little Camus

The struggle itself […] is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy—-Camus March 29th is in the books.  Two of our boxers prepared and completed their matches.  It was utter hell for them at times and … Continue reading

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Conflict and Sharing Punches!

As a society we are obsessed with conflict.  We love it and we hate it.  We love to watch it on reality shows.  We like to see it in others as long as we aren’t close to it.  We love … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

I sat down at the computer wondering what to write about Thanksgiving and boxing.  Mostly I have been drawing a lot of blanks.  I traditionally really like the holiday because I enjoy being social with folks around a table of … Continue reading

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