November 30, 2019

I will try again tomorrow.

This is a new phrase I’ve had to add to my vocabulary since my “back”.  That’s what we call it, but turns out it’s probably the same “mystery disease” that we’ve been trying to figure out for my sister.  Turns out this is probably a neurologic...

June 13, 2019

What does it mean to be a man?  I’m not sure that I even know what it means to be a woman.  I know that we all struggle to understand who we are, and then even more difficult is how to live that out.  I sat on the phone with a close friend, both of us distraught with t...

June 6, 2019

I used to have a coach that was always telling me about how I was over training.  I’d get so frustrated because I was exactly following his directions at every turn.  He told me how much I should be running, he told me what to do during practice, he told me what to add...

May 30, 2019

I interrupt this blog series for a special service announcement: I am not special.  I am not exceptionally strong.  I am not exceptionally intelligent.  I am not exceptionally anything…. except maybe stubborn.  My mom always told me that I was like a bulldog that bit d...

May 23, 2019

I really enjoy going to our pro guys’ matches.  I love getting drinks and cheering our hearts out for them! I am sometimes looking for certain techniques that I know they’ve been working on, but mostly, I am not thinking like a coach, I’m cheering like a fan.  Because...

May 15, 2019

If your soul is black, I won’t be cheering for you.

I realized this as I was sitting with one of my newer boxers at Golden Gloves and then a pro match the following week, both times telling him who we were cheering for, explaining their movements and why those were good...

May 2, 2019

This next group of posts is going to have to do with all of the things that make boxing a lifestyle, not a hobby or something that you just do for a few hours 5 nights a week.  These are the things that we mentioned in the last post called Your Brain, Your Responsibili...

April 23, 2019

So as we finish up this series on head trauma in boxing, we’re smoothly transitioning right into our next series directed at the boxers primarily.  Last blog, we begged the coaches to not even call themselves Coach if they are finding themselves becoming lazy or jaded...

April 2, 2019

I’m going to assume that most people did not take the time to do the training online that was suggested, so if you’re joining in the middle of this series, or if after reading this post you’d like to take that, the link to the first post is right here.  Towards the end...

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