Basics of Boxing Stance and balance Foot work Keep your hands up – defend yourself at all times Jab Fitness Eye contact Focus Movement of the head Breathing Distance (when/how to attack and defend)
What do you want to be?
What is a Champion? ‘Champions are not born, they are made.’ - Matthew Syed ‘Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.’ - Alan Armstrong Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.’ - Mohammed Ali ‘For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.’ - Usain Bolt
What is a Champion? ‘A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.’ - Jack Dempsey ‘The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.’ - Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘A true champion can adapt to anything’ - Floyd Mayweather Jnr ‘To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running, hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training.’ - Sugar Ray Leonard
What does it take? Faith and belief Mohammed Ali –’I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.’ Fear Trust Hard work
Boxing + Battlefield = Customer Service Stand like Caesar on his horse on top of the mountain Fight like Alexander the Great and make a difference You go in the ring to win You go into battle to win You go into Customer Service to win
The Intensity of Excellence
Focus Think Look at See Act Look after (deliver/serve/satisfy)
Can you see the Cows?
The Game Plan Basics lead to victory Know your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses Simple and clear Systematic Monitor and control - breathe