Tag Archives: sparring

language reveals intent

I’m interested in language and intent.  Interested in word usage and the meanings we choose from the words we use.  It’s important to me how we interact and how we take responsibility for our thoughts and verbiage.  We are in … 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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Putting people first

Jim Casey of United Parcel Service had a vision way back in 1916 to put people first.  To put his employees quality of life, their voice, their expression, and their overall life experience as a priority.  This vision built a … Continue reading

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Awareness and Responsibility

Lately I’ve been checking out posts by Brendon Burchard.  He recently posted about “The Four Horseman of Self-Awareness” I’d like to address some of his talk/post   Detachment- Detachment from any feeling, emotion or even sometimes expectation to the day.  It’s … Continue reading

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Outside view

It’s always so much easier to see things from the outside. It’s tremendously easier to tell a person what to do when you are removed from the moment by being on the outside. Coaching others is enough to motivate me … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Tomorrow I turn 43.  Honestly, when I was in my 20’s, I wasn’t so sure I was going to make it to 35.  I made lots of choices that kept me stuck in the same place and I couldn’t see … Continue reading

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Authentic Communication

Boxing is authentic communication.  The act of sparring represents the desire of two people to authentically communicate at the highest level possible:  a silent and physical realm of interaction like none other. I find this experience so relieving.  It’s ok … Continue reading

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A Place to Gather

A gym is a place to gather as much as your neighborhood watering hole.  It’s what I really love about our gym in particular.  Especially after lesson. Typically everyone sits around and shares their sparring and life experiences and I … Continue reading

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Boxing

Recently I’ve been working with athletes from other sports.  It dawned on me as I was doing a training session, you can go to a few practices and then jump right into competition.  Boxing is very different.  It could be … 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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