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The Heavy Bag is a Koan

Posted in Boxing, Fitness, Muay Thai with tags , , , , , , , on April 28, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

‘There must be rites,’ [the Fox said].

‘What’s a rite?’ asked the Little Prince.

‘It is a thing too often neglected…’

The Little Prince,

Antoine De Saint-Exupery


I have a young man coming to see me for boxing training. His older brother bought him a ten-session package for an eighteenth birthday present, because learning to ‘handle yourself’ is considered one of the quintessential rites of passage.

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Boxing: ‘Simplicity is the Last Step in Art and the Beginning of Nature’.

Posted in Boxing, Radio National with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle



Without wanting to get too technical, boxing is one of few sports which delivers a truly comprehensive workout. Continue reading

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