Tag Archives: training

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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BoxOn!

I train human beings-  all kinds of human beings.  Sizes, shapes, backgrounds, heritage-  It doesn’t matter to me…..I am interested in how their story is unfolding and how I can make their life experience that much sweeter. How I can … Continue reading

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Words-pictures-stuff

Words are pictures out loud. A coach communicates from the pictures she sees.  She describes the artistry she wants in motion.  Each instruction is expressed with intricate terms put together in sentences and paragraphs.  The verbiage is shared with a … Continue reading

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Experiment

Life is a major experiment.  You can decide to be your own scientist or you can give in to the social constructs set up for masses to follow. I know that my lens is stained with the environments that I … Continue reading

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Still stuck on Life Below Zero

Subsistence living folks measure wealth by being able to provide and being able to share.  It’s a simple and necessary part of surviving harsh conditions. We in the city, we are a little soft.  Needing so many comforts that we … Continue reading

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Struggle

How do you define struggle? If you don’t struggle, you don’t learn and your experience doesn’t really get to be your own. I worked with Highline College to mentor an intern, Mahamoud.  I wasn’t really sure what I was going … Continue reading

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Refuge

The gym is a refuge for many.  A refuge for and from what? Boxing is the representation of the rhythms in life.  It acts out episodes from our life outside the ropes and illuminates mysteries stuck in the mind.  Boxing … Continue reading

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Laziness

It is morning just before dawn.  In the distance a plane, boat horn or car cruising by breaks the silence then it returns.  I hear each step my bare foot takes on the floor as I slink out of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Study

Reading this book Silence by Robert Sardello in connection to what I’m learning bio-mechanically via Functional Patterns, I am understanding the importance of the body being in a condition of efficiency. In order to achieve silence in the body constantly … Continue reading

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How do we listen

I am the great offender of cutting people off-  sometimes I think I’m even as bold to finish the concept, thought or sentence for another.  I’m certain this is my least favorite habit that I engage in currently.  I find … Continue reading

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