Understanding how we learn is surely the most important tool in any coaches skill set. The boxing coaches’ podcast discusses learning within a boxing context and shares the application of theory. Getting better starts with us, the coaches.....
So how do we train during lockdown and how do we emerge from this whole COVID-19 catastrophe? In this episode I speak about how going back to boxing principles may be beneficial for when normality finally returns!
About a year ago, I read a fascinating article from today’s guest regarding the inner battle of boxer faces. Repton’s Seema Aggarwal discusses her experiences within the sport and how it has helped shape the person she is today. You can check out her article here - a fascinating read. https://www.halftimelondon.com/home/2019/8/27/seema-boxing
There aren’t many coaches out there as revered as the British Army Lead Technical Coach - Ben Stewart. An AIBA 2 star coach, GB Coach and former England Talent Pathway Assistant Coach, Ben has consistently coached at the coal-face of high performance boxing. Ben speaks with passion and enthusiasm about the Army’s high performance programme especially regarding how they structure their approach to development. ‘We spread our bets.’ Ben goes on to speak about this philosophy and the learning principles behind it. Furthermore, some exceptional advice for up and coming coaches. It was fantastic speaking to Ben who I have had the pleasure of coaching with, learning great amounts about the art and science of coaching as well as being a great admirer of his interpersonal skills. Ladies and Gentleman - Ben Stewart.
A fascinating conversation with USA Coach Education Coordinator Chad Wigle. Chad delves in to the USA Boxing coach education programme and how it feeds in to their high performance programme under internationally renowned coach Billy Walsh. He articulately describes how he has used his knowledge from his Canadian education in to an applied development setting in the States. He also talks American culture and how the team are looking to review and instil a robust system to bring USA Boxing back to the forefront again in International boxing.
Leadership. What is it, really? Lieutenant Colonel Shamus Kelly of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers explains how leadership isn’t what it’s often perceived and also how it pertains to coaching and soldiering.
Bolognese (Well, from Modena) boxing coach Giuni Ligabue shares his views on The Italian coaching structure and how the sport is growing in Italy. A great chat with a lovely bloke. Check out his club Boxe TPO Quartiere Porto here https://www.facebook.com/Boxe-TPO-Quartiere-Porto-203310623668061/ “Urlando contro il cielo!” 🎶
A fascinating chat with Scott Sievewright from Primal MKE MMA gym in Wisconsin, USA. We talk about our approaches to coaching our different sports and make sense of coaching buzz words. You can contact Scott at https://www.primalmke.com/
A fascinating chat with Lawrence ABC Coach Ross Clark about the age old pub chat - Nature vs Nurture. Is boxing in the blood? What do you think? What examples do you have? Let us know on social media at https://www.facebook.com/theboxingcoachespodcast/
Today I spoke about certain mistakes I keep making and why I need to address them! Feel free to share with me or on the social media pages, the challenges you currently have and how you’re tackling them. Meanwhile it really helps giving reviews for the podcast on your chose podcast platform, so, thank you.
Today we talk to Wayne Smith from the Olympia boxing podcast, Olympia boxing CIC and Saint Mary‘s boxing club in Chatham about how the incredible work they do in the Kent area. Listen to the Olympia boxing podcast here https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/olympia-boxing-podcast/id1490272678
2019 has been a great year. In episode #34, I talk about some of my main learning opportunities and experiences as I move in to 2020. Please leave a review on your listening platform and join in the chat on our social media sites. https://www.facebook.com/theboxingcoachespodcast/
“I learn best by listening, I learn best by watching, I learn best by......” Why do we limit ourselves by pigeon-holing ourselves? Today I briefly talk about how mixing in kinaesthetic coaching and ‘stick-ability’ strategies has engaged some grass roots boxers I’ve coached recently.
Dr Kathy Adcock is the Founder & Director of the award winning social enterprise In Your Corner. She is a Clinical Psychologist, boxer and England Boxing accredited Boxing Coach, and a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
In Your Corner combine non-contact boxing with evidence based ideas from psychological intervention to improve emotional wellbeing in hard to reach young people.
Find out more here: inyourcorner.uk, @iycboxing, @drkathyadcock
Great word isn’t it - ‘Starring’. Today I have another car-based journey chat with myself about my experience of the sessions I ran today at DiSE. I wanted to consider how to ‘gamify’ a spar more and see how offering super powers to a boxer would change behaviours. Have a listen and see what we discovered! Remember to share your comments here https://www.facebook.com/theboxingcoachespodcast/.
Pads have been around a while now In boxing. But what are good pads? What’s bad? How valuable are they? Today I rant slightly about padwork. This one may be fairly contentious, so please comment on your experiences of using pads on the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/theboxingcoachespodcast/
Wow, what an episode! David White eloquently explains the fascinating topic of superstition and the impacts within boxing and sport in general. Here are the links to the initiatives David Mentioned in the episode. Please click and connect! https://thoughtdepartment.co.uk/luck-whats-sport-got-to-do-with-it.html and https://thoughtdepartment.co.uk/theres-no-profit-in-luck.html Twitter = https://twitter.com/ThoughtDep LinkedIn = https://uk.linkedin.com/in/david-white-924aa616a. Book - Superstitionism - The Psychology of Sport https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1527222918/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CsqNDb9B6A5ZT
Today we talk to England Talent Coach Rhauri Kane. Warm ups - does tradition put the hand break on development or is there sound science in what we do as a sport on warm ups? Rhauri explains the science and the importance pertaining to performance. You can see lots of warm up examples on Rhauri’s Instagram here https://instagram.com/boxingcoach_rhuarikane?igshid=1p0ukt36e9htz As usual, please feel free to share this episode and comment on social media. If you have a moment, a review on iTunes also goes a long way. Thank you!
Episode #27 takes a look at Ric Shuttleworth et al’s model on ‘safe uncertainty’ and how it applies to boxing. Take a look at the Facebook page where his model is posted and a boxing specific one next to it. https://www.facebook.com/theboxingcoachespodcast/ Are the sessions we organise for our boxers destructive, constructive or somewhere in the middle?!? My model is a collection of thoughts when considering Shuttleworth’s model and so is not even close to accurate, but it may spark a few thoughts and is there to be critiqued. It is an effort at applying his model to boxing. Love to hear your thoughts.
Episode 26 - Old school versus new school coaching! How did Ray Arcel shine across most of the 20th century? What has Anatoly Lomachenko brought to the table in the 21st century? Which school is the best school? Today’s conversation invites full time coach Mark Collings to discuss and compare the approaches of coaches across the eras. You can contact Mark on email@example.com
Every boxer is different. Episode #25 Talks to 4 time Olympian, Bo Hanson about how we can profile boxers so we can make better decisions when interacting with them. Using the sport adapted DISC model, this episode largely discusses ‘self awareness’ and why this is vital on impacting performance. Visit athleteassessments.com to discover more about Bo’s work. Or, drop Bo an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
In Episode #24 we speak to the remarkable Af Panjalazadeh. Af is an ex amateur boxer and has worked in 2 Olympic Games. We speak to Af about how he approaches life and how it can be applied to boxing. When one of the biggest challenges imaginable came clattering in to his life, Af shares how he chose to say ‘yes’. Follow Af on twitter at af_yougotthis and visit his website www.yougotthisaf.com
The Boxing Coaches’ Podcast speaks to One of Karol’s Coaches - Jerome Xavier. Jerome speaks about his experiences as part of the coaching team and what he’s learned in the coaching journey. A great incite in to the collective and collaborative approach to supporting an elite boxer. Enjoy.
Do we read the cues our opponent gives off or do we gamble and hope? Episode #10 talks about, ‘Perception Action Coupling’ and shares the science behind it with a few related experiences. As always, please comment and share, guys!