Sep 26 2016

To Teach, First Understand The Student.

Jumped in the ring last night frustrated cause one of my fighters wasn’t maximizing his jab and movement.
I worked a round against a pro, not full out sparring but working and SHOWED him how to PUMP the jab behind lateral movement.

My point is, that’s what he needed to see he said, it clicked, not me explaining it to him with mitt work, or stopping the sparring and explaining it.

But me doing it and him SEEING it.

I’m not slow and got the point and lesson across, with the double and triple jabs and left hooks off that thrown.

A lesson was also taught to me, I can’t get frustrated and think the fighter isn’t listening or remembering. More so, I need to teach in the way THEY learn better.

As the late Stephen Covey said. “Seek first to understand, then to be understood”.

That’s teaching.

Sep 15 2016

Who The REAL Pros are.

Had a great conversation with a coach this morning that got me FIRED up, this coach being a former cream of the crop athlete and an excellent coach having cornered several UFC champions, BJ Penn being one of them.

So he asks me about so and so and this fighter they train.

I reply I don’t know so and so, and so, I can’t comment on them personally but I do know that fighter did not start with them and is from another region where another coach started them out, taught them from scratch, paid for all the fight show, tournament travel, food, hotels gas, etc.
And now..

So and so has them.

Look, anyone can look good putting some finishing touches on someone else’s work. The HARD work has been done, molding them from nothing.

Few coaches want to do that now a days cause it is REAL work.

But that is the most hilarious part.

THESE coaches call themselves PRO coaches because, well, they only work with pros, basing their work on somone else’s!

Smh. I said this before.

Who is THE REAL pro?

Not some charlatan using some slap mitt routine on the talent that was developed by the real pro coach who isn’t with the fighter anymore.

Lots of smoke and mirrors in this game.

Lots of amatuer coaches calling themselves pro and a lot of amatuer coaches who are the REAL pros.