Tag Archives: skill

No nonsense vision

We are a no nonsense gym.  Deeply rooted in community efforts. When you come here, we are committed to helping you find your most powerful leverage. “If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have … Continue reading

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More on a skilled life

Sitting in the wallows of self pity sometimes feels good-  for a moment anyway.  It’s nice to curl up and wrap the blanket around my whole body, snug, tight, compact and protected.  It’s soothing to lie still, to feel hurt, … Continue reading

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Another early morning

As I move through my life, I look for gaps in my identity and behavior.  Where am I not true to myself, where am I hypocritical?  Where am I resisting change? This morning I got up at 4am, made coffee, … Continue reading

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punishment/reward

In my life I have primarily experienced the paradigm of punishment and reward.  It is the most debilitating and difficult paradigm to see through.  All of our society is organized around it.  Do well, earn privileges, make mistakes and be … Continue reading

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Time Alone

You ever had that experience of not knowing where to put your hands and you don’t have pockets?  You keep looking for the openings to hide your hands, but, they aren’t there, and your hands are sitting out in the … Continue reading

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Absolutes

There is a type of mindset that some athletes struggle with.  I call it Absolute.  If they have a “bad” sparring session, they consider themselves to be a “bad” boxer.  If they have a “good” sparring session, they consider themselves … Continue reading

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Fitness Business

I’ve been an athlete my whole life.  An injured athlete often and still I trained hard and harder and harder still.  In the past 3 years since starting this gym, I’ve been looking for different information.  Looking for better ways to … Continue reading

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Thinking back about my inability to handle discomfort

As a kid, I was always physical and athletic. I was good at anything I tried. Sports seemed to come easy to me and being good motivated me because I got a lot of recognition and attention. Standing out as … Continue reading

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Summertime at the Gym!!!!

Summer is creeping in around Seattle and a few exciting things are happening here at the gym to keep you motivated with your training. We now have a Youth Program for kids ages 8-12.  This new year round program is … Continue reading

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When punches don’t land

Today for the first time I experienced the ability to keep punching when nothing was landing.  Often times a great tactic in the ring is to have such superior defense that nothing lands clean and ultimately disheartens your opponent.  You … Continue reading

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