Tag Archives: strength

To fix or not to fix

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

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Worked all weekend

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

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a thought or two about confidence

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

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Willing to be hit

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

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Day of the fight

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

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Training

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

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Boxing, Healing, Faith

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

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Boxing and vulnerability

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

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The way things are supposed to be

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

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A Review

It’s the last day of 2013.  I see a lot of people wanting to hurry this year along and get it over with so they can move on to 2014.  I’ve enjoyed every single day of this past year.  SERIOUSLY. … Continue reading

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