2015 in Review

By BitcoDavid

Sadly, this blog just hasn’t been getting the attention it deserves. I’m not one for making New Years’ Resolutions – anybody who’s spent any time at all in a gym, knows nobody keeps them. So let’s just say I will make it a goal for 2016 to try and write more for this site. On the upside, I’ve been fighting every week this year, and my last match – yesterday – was my best showing ever. This year I really want to get at least one actual competition bout. New England Masters Competition, or something. I don’t so much care if I win or not, I just want to be able to say I’ve fought in an actual competition, and brought everything I have to it.

Anyway, Happy New Year to all our readers, and thank you for your support. And to all fighters – it takes a special breed of person to step into that ring, and I’ve learned to respect anyone who is willing to try it.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 520 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 9 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

My Second Exhibition Fight

By BitcoDavid

This was shot with one camera on a tripod, next to the ring. It’s 3, two-minute rounds. 57-year old vs. 27-year old. Hope you enjoy it.

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

Event: Exhibition at Quietman Sports

By BitcoDavid

Saturday, June 29th! Mark your calendars, and show up to root for the fighters, support the causes of a great gym, and learn something about boxing and MMA.

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

*OUCH* My Poor Coach

By BitcoDavid

There I was, half way through the 10th round with my coach, Ilir Ymeri, in our weekly sparring match. He had me up against the ropes, and I was trying to duck out. Well, when I ducked – he must have been moving forward on his lead leg, because my knee hit his knee, and down he went.

Now, if you know Ilir – the Albanian Assassin whom we lovingly call, the KGByou know that he’s a 200+ pound, wall of muscle. Me? I’m a middleweight, and although I’ve been boxing for almost 5 years now – as any fighter will tell you – I’m still a newbie.

Our weekly sparring sessions are for teaching, not for fighting. Of course we fight – I mean, that’s what fighters do, right? But the point is, we’re not trying to kill each other, I’m trying to learn and he’s trying to teach. So this knee thing was an accident, and I feel terrible about it. His knee is really banged up.

This could happen to anybody – a simple accident in the ring – nobody at fault. There is a point, however. What we do is dangerous, and we need to take care so we don’t get seriously hurt, or seriously hurt our opponents.

Well, that’s all I’ve got, but keeping the above in mind, remember – always protect yourself.

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

It Keeps You Young

By BitcoDavid

A muay thai fighter "working his hands&qu...

A Muay Thai fighter “working his hands” on a heavy bag. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Several years ago, I was in the gym – hammering away on the bag. I saw this old guy, maybe 70-ish, punching at a bag, as well. By punching, I don’t mean standing there poking at the thing, I mean working the bag. After the round, he walked over and asked me if I liked boxing. “I love it,” was of course, my reply.

Well, it turns out, he was an ex-pro. Apparently he used to fight for purses, back in the early ’50s. When I asked him how old he was, he just laughed and said, “Well, I won’t see 80 ever again.” Like I said, this guy was old, but he didn’t look 80 to me. And he handled that heavy bag pretty good. We kept talking for a minute, and he said something that stuck with me. “Boxing keeps you young.”

He didn’t say exercise. He said boxing.

English: Hard right Uppercut body blow to abou...

Hard right Uppercut body blow to a 100 lb. heavy bag, which bends the bag upon impact. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s my theory. Besides all the advantages of a great cardio workout, a great strength training workout and – unlike anything else in the gym – a great speed training workout, the act of fighting causes the release of certain hormones that can offset the effects of aging. Now, that’s just a theory, but I’m sticking to it.

I knew a guy, growing up, whom everybody called the Hog. I’m sure his mother actually gave him a name, but nobody seemed to know what it was. Anyway, the Hog at 70, could still fill a doorway, and could still clear out a bar. He used to strap balls and chains – that’s right, bald headed women – to his ankles, every morning, and wear them up until about noon. I once saw him lift a V-8 engine block with his bare hands. The hog was an ex-Marine, but during his time in the Corps, what did he do? He boxed. I can’t help but feel sorry for the guys he went up against.

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

Aviva's Blog

Life, language and introspection

claytoonz

Nationally Syndicated Editorial Cartoonist

Mother Hen Diaries

I cluck, therefore I am...

A southpaw swan

My journey from offshore worker to amateur boxer

Sleeps With Kittys

A Single Woman of a Certain Age

...And the Truth Shall Set You Free.

Jason "JT" Tozier. YouTube: TheLastHiccup. Unmasking Stigma.

Nevada Prison Watch

Documenting Human Rights Abuses in Nevada´s Prisons

The Beezly Street Gazette

The Newsiest News You Ever Knew

A Deaf Songbird Sings

Peek into a deaf woman's mind

TechCrunch

Startup and Technology News

Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Simple observations, analysis, and common sense comments

Random Notes from Some Kind of Hairpin

A collection, olio, mishmash, stew and/or medley of extemporanea

Playwright at Liberty

A place for my theatre writing: Plays, criticism, essays, miscellaney, and random fulminations on things dramatic

So few critics, so many poets

"If you think it is so easy to be a critic, so difficult to be a poet or a painter or film experimenter, may I suggest you try both? You may discover why there are so few critics, so many poets." - Pauline Kael

Adult & Teen Fiction

Read on and I will show you another world within this one....

writing to freedom

words to inspire and empower

Musings of an Interpreting Educator

Constantly learning, improving, and evolving.

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

Amplifying the voices of those in California's solitary confinement in their call for an end to torture

Hearing Elmo

Living with Hearing Loss and Invisible Disability

PEP Blog

"We Remember Those In Prison"

LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS

Rational thinking and reporting on all things transgender

Hands 2 Inspire™

Giving Back Sharing Knowledge Raising Awareness

Do the Write Thing...Tampa

Improving Our Craft

Daniel Costigan

Turning snapshots of raw experience into something beautiful.

Truth- A Right to Fight For...

My Words & Random Videos Exposing TRUE History & Facts, Current News and Info Mainly Relating to Amerikkkan Racism & the Government, Especially Police & the Black Community... RBG...MakaveliTrained

diaryofanegress

Observations of an Invisible Woman

moderate-severe/profound... quirky

Hearing aids, meltdowns and everything The Miracle Worker didn't teach me about raising a deaf child with autism

Digestible Politics

Politics Made Easy!

Crates and Ribbons

In pursuit of gender equality

Gotta Find a Home

Conversations with Street People

We Minored in Film

Geeking Out Over Film & TV

Bonnie's Blog of Crime

My Life of Crime, Murder, Missing People and such! Above all else, never forget the victim, that the victim lived, had a life and was loved. The victim and their loved ones deserve justice, as does society.

redwhiteandprison.wordpress.com/

Step One to Solving any Problem is Admitting a Problem Exists

jevoisjevois.wordpress.com/

A Life Aesthetically Inclined. (Because I'm deaf, not blind.)

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Marcela De Vivo

Inbound & Integrative Online Marketing

clarkcountycriminalcops

A look at Police Misconduct in Clark County, Nevada and Across the U.S.

Dogpaddling Through Life

Accompanied by Cats With Big Attitudes

A Deaf In The Family

Where the Deaf, the blind and the hearing meet

Prisoner Activist

Information and resources on criminal justice and prison reform

%d bloggers like this: