Friday, July 26, 2013

Still Going HARD!!!

The Boxing Ring:

7 months have passed since I join Title Boxing Johns Creek  And boy has this been a journey!  It’s been one of willpower, determination and self-discipline.  Boxing is truly a sport for the “Courageous One”.   It’s a sport that is very demanding both physically and mentally….  I’ve played a number of sports over the course of my life, but this one has by far been the most challenging for me.

In so many ways, it has also been parallel to my life within the last few years as a whole. Stepping into the “ring of unknown territories”, and then having to go rounds with each one requiring all that you have to give and more.  The sport of boxing demands that you be quick on your feet, quick with your hands and mentally sharp as these are a few “essential” elements needed in the sport.

It’s also a little more intense and it takes a lot of conditioning, physically, mentally and even spiritually to develop and sharpen your boxing skills.  Boxing is unique in that it takes place year round; it doesn’t discriminate against age and many often champion the underdog.  But, like any individual sport, you are personally responsible for the outcome, so the results you achieve are a direct reflection of what you put into it and so it is with life.

Learning the Ropes:

Getting trained and learning the fundamentals of boxing is imperative to becoming proficient at the sport.  Foot and hand placement and foot and hand movement make up the basis for being able to throw punches and hit the speed bag or heavy bag.   Boxing is a rigorous full body workout that’s repetitive in nature, in that you’re constantly sharpening your hand skills (foot movement too) and learning combinations that include the jab, cross, hook, upper-cut, and slip…

One on One with the Heavy Bags of Life: 
I’ve been one on one with many heavy bags of life...  In facing every challenge imaginable (it seems) over the years.  But, the obstacle course or maze per say has caused me to dig deeper and rely on my personal relationship with GOD to get me through. 

I liken hitting the heavy bag to facing the weight of difficult situations and pounding away at them…  You in essence are “Fighting for Yourself”.  But it takes stamina and strength both mental and physical to take a blow when getting hit (life hits you) or to throw multiple punches with the quickness of hands and feet movement.

Boxing has reiterated the importance of having "Faith"; reinforced the significance of training and development (still in training... LOL) as well as strengthened the principles of guiding one’s life with courage.  So, when life throw combination punches at you, one has valuable self-defense techniques that prepare you for the challenges ahead.                           

Maintenance Work: 
Boxing for all practical purposes is about technique and discipline…  But for me, it has been about endurance and spiritual growth.  This has truly been a journey of increasing my physical readiness for the next level of living and enhancing my personal relationship with GOD.


 "Training hard for temporary things is OK as long as you train ever harder for that which will last forever.”   ~Anthony Pelella

Still Going and Hitting it H.A.R.D. with
                                                   H – Heart and Humility 
                                             A – Appreciation and Assurance 
R – Reliance and Readiness 
D – Dedication and Determination