The Four Dimensions of Boxing

I don’t remember where I found this article about boxing. But I found this to be very interesting and wanted to post it up here for anyone to read. I can relate to how boxing is facing your fears through firefighting. But I can also relate it to life and standing up and being in charge of your life despite your own fears.

The Four Dimensions of Boxing

I had an opportunity to go out for drinks and sat with a retired boxer. He learned to box in the Army and when he left he entered the amature ring. I was fascinated with his stories and he was more than happy to show me some moves but more important , teach me his philosophy.

Boxing is known as the Sweet Science.  Boxing is more than a sport, and is more about learning how to face personal fears than about hitting and getting hit.

Boxing for Everyone is about getting in shape.  A Boxing Workout begins with Jumping Rope and progresses with different kinds of jumping drills, ab and core work, Shadowboxing and the most favorite, punching a Heavy Bag. It is a great all body, cardio workout, AND you go through the motions and learn all boxing fundamentals.

Boxing has a dialogue learned when learning how to Spar.  When you don headgear and a mouthpiece, raise your gloves to cover your face, you will enter the ring of facing your fears.  Learning to Invite the punch instead of  freezing or fleeing is very powerful.

Living a boxer’s lifestyle is about applying what you have learned in the gym to everyday life.  We are constantly moving and interacting, even when sitting.  Through simple awareness drills, you can come to live life in a more engaged sense of mental, physical and emotional union.

Boxing is all about Stories; everyone has stories; when we tell the stories differently we are changed; when we follow the stories we fill in our own Map with newly found experience.


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