Dug up some old film of sparring at Elite Training Center. Jiu Jitsu in the back and boxing in the front. Here I am getting Raul ready for his first amateur fight. I'm also sparring Oryall Jordan when he was just a pup. Time flies when you're having fun...
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According to Wikipedia, the definition of a metronome is: "...device that produces regular, metrical ticks (beats, clicks) — settable in beats per minute. These ticks represent a fixed, regular aural pulse;" Every time I see a boxer repeat the same pace or "beat" when hitting the heavy bag, hitting the mitts, or sparring, I say, "Don't be a metronome!" Always mix up your tempo when engaging in the sweet science. Do not be predictable and NEVER keep the same pace when throwing
It was interesting how many text messages I received the night Muhammad Ali passed away. Texts such as, "Rough day for boxing fans and sports fans alike :(" Another I received was, "Ali died bro!" Yes, it was a sad day for boxing. Ali was one of the most influential, entertaining, and greatest boxers that has ever laced on a pair of gloves. But when I told my friends that texted me I was not much of a fan, it surprised them. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Muhammad
A coach is someone who wears several different hats. Someone who is an expert, a motivator, a counselor, a friend, and a teacher. The coach has to have integrity and be trustworthy. The coach also has to have patience, know how to read people, and communicate effectively. A coach has to prepare his lessons and adjust accordingly when things do not go as planned.
I have had some crappy coaches in my day. Coaches who possessed many, some, or absolutely none of the above list