Why did you decide to become a private boxing coach?
I decided to become a coach primarily to encourage more women to take up the sport of boxing. Many women are apprehensive when they arrive at a boxing gym. They already have the notion that boxing is rough, brutal, etc. But when they learn what goes into it, most of them develop an appreciation for it, even if they never spar and/or compete.
What do you enjoy most about coaching?
I enjoy watching people get fun out of participating in the sport as well as watching them improve little by little.
What can a client expect from private lessons with you?
A client can expect patience and a lot of encouragement from me.
What is your coaching style?
I like to focus on the basics of boxing. Without that solid foundation, it is hard to improve on what natural abilities a fighter may have. Also, knowing how to properly execute the basics helps to eliminate picking up bad habits that may be harder to break later on.
Who is your favorite coach and why?
I like Teddy Atlas, who’s also a boxing analyst for ESPN2. He’s very good at explaining techniques and breaking them down so that fighters may understand them and use them.
What is your favorite sport in the Olympics to watch besides boxing?
I love to watch the volleyball games that take place during the Olympics. The athletes appear to be very focused and intense as they play the game. The game itself is very exciting, and I love the fast pace of it.