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Sparring How it Feels

When Sparring is Magic

I can’t remember when I last had one of these days, but this week it all came back to me in one of those clear, beautiful, pristine experiences of pure sparring magic. Sparring is always hard boxing work. It’s actually much more pleasurable than having a fight in many ways — less stress, less endless […]

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Kaiyana Rain

How Boxing Inspires People

Train Me Right — What We Are About from jill Morley on Vimeo. I just found this awesome video over on Jill Morley’s blog and was glued to the screen as each fighter told just a small piece of his or her story. The woman who appears at the end of this video, Kaiyana Rain, […]

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New Lessons in Boxing

I’m making my way back from the Christmas holiday slouch — a much-needed break — and I’m doing okay. And the first challenge of the new year was sparring with a group of young men from the UNC boxing team (yep, they have a boxing team! No women, though.), who joined us recently at the […]

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Needed: More Hungry Boys

The Ice loves to cook. This weekend he wanted to make biscuits, a favorite for us. I requested a double batch, since the single barely makes it around the table in our family. The Ice has never made a double batch of anything before, so we talked about careful measurements and keeping track. He waved […]

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