Friday, April 18, 2014

Inspiration

Matching Practice to Performance

by Doug Ward on January 20, 2012

Have you ever seen that boxer who works the mitts like a world champion? He throws fast and furious combinations, moves like Floyd Mayweather and cracks like he has dynamite in both fists…and then…he gets in the ring. And it all goes away. What happens to that fighter that he loses his confidence, all certainty […]

Mental Push-Ups

by Doug Ward on January 11, 2012

If you believe that the largest part of athletics is mental, then you’d be right. So, if that’s the case, then how much time do you spend on the mental part of the game, studying your sport, watching world champions perform and visualizing yourself at your very best?  You should be spending at least as […]

Jabs from Blydell – Stay Sharp

by Blydell Martin on December 21, 2011

Don’t get complacent and lose your edge.  Respect your opponent no matter how good you are.  It will keep you sharp and focused.   Blydell Martin is currently a boxing trainer with TITLE Boxing Club in Olathe, KS.

Jabs from Blydell – Are You Balanced?

by Blydell Martin on December 19, 2011

You can be better than your opponent, have more skill, speed, ability, strength and talent. But if you don’t have the heart, confidence, and fortitude to execute, you allow a man with heart and less skill to be just as good or better than you. Blydell Martin is currently a boxing trainer with TITLE Boxing […]

Jabs from Blydell – Calm Before the Storm

by Blydell Martin on December 12, 2011

It is important to breath easy and stay calm.  It allows you to visualize.  It helps you to relax and react, which leads to better movement and punching.   Blydell Martin is currently a boxing trainer with TITLE Boxing Club in Olathe, KS.

The Deciding Factor – How Bad Do You Want to Fight?

by Doug Ward on November 22, 2011

Looking through some old photos a while back, I came across one of Rocky Marciano when he fought Ezzard Charles the second time around, in 1954.  In the sixth round, Marciano’s left nostril was cut clean through. He ultimately went on to stop Charles in the eighth round and retained his title, but not without […]

Coaches, boxing experts, writers and everyone involved in the sport can dissect fighters and fight outcomes endlessly.  Some match-ups are obvious, but those that aren’t, carry an element of surprise that can be attributed to a few overriding characteristics.  These traits are not an accurate jab, a powerful hook or even an earth-shattering right cross.  […]

Find the Flaw

by Doug Ward on October 25, 2011

Gemologists can tell a fake Emerald from a real one because real Emeralds have flaws…fake ones don’t.  Strive for progress, not perfection. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.

http://youtu.be/V1tXhJniSEc Most logical people wouldn’t consider walking into a fitness gym for the very first time and lifting every weight in the joint or grabbing a surf board and finding the biggest wave to conquer off the beaches of Waikiki. These types of activities achieve the best, most long-lasting results when you build up to […]

You’re in My World

by Doug Ward on October 18, 2011

Enter the gym or the ring feeling like you are the best fighter in there until proven otherwise. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.