Punches To The Head And Ego

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on March 1, 2014

You can’t always walk away from trying something new, and feel happy about it.

That’s how I felt today in the boxing ring. I went in with a positive attitude, looking forward to trying some new moves I learned earlier in the week. But when the sparing started, I was a complete mess. My brain knew what it wanted to do, …

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Boxing As Much About Psychology As Punches

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 24, 2014
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“What I’m learning is that getting good as a boxer, at least in practice, is 95% physical and 5% mental. But once you’re in the ring, it’s almost the other way around, as you’re trying to not only out punch your opponent, but also out think them.”

As training continues for KXL Afternoon News Anchor Dan Mitchinson’s first boxing …

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ABC’s Of Boxing Not That Simple

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on February 22, 2014

I didn’t have a good day at the gym today.

Like anything that’s new, you start at the very beginning, and go from there. ABC, 123.

But boxing requires you to mix it up. It’s not a ‘by the numbers sport.’ Which means I need to know how to do BCA, 321 or 1BC 23A. Because once you get into the ring, …

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Fear Is My Friend?

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on February 20, 2014

“Are you scared?”

Since people found out I started boxing, and am training for my first fight, I get that question a lot. But it’s only been this week that I really, really started thinking about it. And the honest answer is, ‘a little, yes.’

I’ve never been a ‘sports kind of guy.’ So for me, ‘fear’ is taking on a new …

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Disabled U.S. Army Vet From Portland Goes For Gold At Paralympics

Posted by Steve Leader on February 17, 2014
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Rico Roman lost a leg in 2007 when a roadside bomb blew up while he served with the U.S. army in Iraq. Before that, Roman had been very athletic. And once again he is. Roman says he couldn’t pass up an opportunity to be on a team.

Roman is a member of the U.S.A. sled hockey team that’s going to Sochi, …

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