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.


Nov 2 2010

In The Gym Training Notes: Corner Work.

I was talking to my fighters in the gym tonight about what my former coach taught me about corner work. Time is precious and small between rounds, just as in the warm up, that is not the time to teach a fighter how to fight, it’s to relax, revive, and direct/guide the fighter to victory.

That is what the gym is for, to strengthen your weaknesses and master the basics. Time spent coaching this in the gym is a must so that time spent in the corner is time spent well, time spent guiding the fighter to victory while not doing what should be taught in the gym.

Think about that.