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Trying to “fix” things causes a lot of tension. Trying to “avoid” things causes a lot of tension. “Trying” causes a lot of tension. If we use our dysfunctions, our bad habits, our faults, to learn and grow into, we … Continue reading
It was a good weekend overall and there’s still a little bit left. Saturday, Cassidy, Jen and I went over to The Boxing Gym Westside and did an introduction to Functional Patterns training course and talked about the importance of … Continue reading
Building confidence hasn’t occurred like I expected. I thought getting good at skills or tasks was the only way to build confidence. Getting better at stuff partially builds confidence but mostly becoming more comfortable making errors, not being perfect and … Continue reading
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
It’s a very different experience preparing for fights as a coach versus being a boxer. As a boxer, I obsessed about my amateur fight at least a week in advance, and when I was in the pros, I obsessed about … Continue reading
Often times blogs come to me from conversations with my boxers, friends or from some post I read via social media. I’ll walk around my day thinking about some concept and the words come to me. This blog has come … Continue reading
When I think of the healing process, I think of training. Both are challenging, painful and uncomfortable. Both lead you to new understandings about yourself. Both transform you and take you places you never thought you would go and both … Continue reading
What I am writing about is nothing new-it’s not something I’ve discovered on my own. It’s universal knowledge and it lives in all of us. Vulnerability is true strength. Boxing has unearthed this knowledge in me. Boxing has allowed vulnerability … Continue reading
I suppose every culture has ideas about how things should be. It’s how we have some semblance of order and understanding of our places in society. While these ideas help keep order and provide structure, they can be confining and … Continue reading