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Fear

The most tiresome thing of being a coach is watching fighters hit that wall of fear and choose to walk away from it.  It’s heart wrenching to watch from the outside and see it so clear.  How do you convey … Continue reading

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Every man is a moon and has a side which he turns toward nobody-  Mark Twain I ran across this quote on a #coachesdowntime walk. Walking through our lives we bump into and against many people.  Most of our interactions … Continue reading

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Sherpa

A coach’s job can be very uncomfortable. We are sherpa’s of the soul…..of that which lies deeply hidden. We watch from the outside what the body reveals. Holding secrets just like the heavy bag.  All we have is our perception, … Continue reading

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Insights-4

Intentful speaking is extremely important to me.  I am constantly listening to my word choices and evaluating if what I’m saying is what I mean.  And if not, why? Last year I heard myself saying “I’ll let you do that” … Continue reading

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Truth in the ropes

In the ring is where only the truth is told.  There isn’t room for in between.  Only direct engagement allowed.  You aren’t too bold, brash or honest-  Little silent moments as fists exchange, revealing what is in between the lines. … Continue reading

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CONFLICT AND SPARRING

Sparring is a perfect metaphor for conflict.  You are duking it out with a cohort because you both are working to obtain similar things.  Sometimes you stay calm, other times you escalate.  You both want better skills, success, and self-efficacy. … Continue reading

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Evening thoughts across the bridge

Sometimes blogs seem elusive and other times about 3 or 4 blogs run through me so rapid fire that I can’t capture a single word. Tonight I was driving home across the West Seattle Bridge…..looking at the crimson sky as … Continue reading

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Passion

I’m known for being a technical coach.  I focus on the mechanics and the bio-rhythms of punching and footwork.  I love each minute detail and the amount of focus it takes to change a habit.  I love perfecting each little … Continue reading

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Patterns

Our lives are patterns…..patterns of thought, movement and behavior. I’m on the fence about whether we change patterns, only get more aware or do both. I was watching some old footage of Greg from when he boxed in Hawaii…..and was … Continue reading

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Daily prompt blog

via Daily Prompt: Betrayed California- Desert casino- Boxing- lights- t.v. I had an interesting and blazingly fast Boxing career. My manager, a boisterous Italian put me in his stable of all male contenders saying, “Turton- you will be the only … Continue reading

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