Wednesday, September 23, 2015
"Coach, I'm Bleeding"
The eight to twelve year old class is full, but only Johnathan, Aaron, and his brother Eric showed up to class. All of them are eager to fight in the next boxing at Simons Park. I made a mental note to work with them closely to get them ready.
BJ and Kody were the only ones who came to the gym for the teen class. Kody kept bugging me to spar, even though today was not a scheduled day for that. "If BJ wants to spar, then you all can," I told him. Those two ended up sparring for the rest of the class. Kody was playing around a lot during and in-between rounds. I had to stop the action to change Kody's headgear because it was too big for him.
BJ was smiling about getting the best of Kody most of the time. "I like sparring," he said, and I hoped he would change his mind about not fighting at Simons Park next month. After the last round ended, BJ said, "Coach, I'm bleeding." Not seeing anything, I asked, "Where?" He walked over to me, and that's when I saw a stream coming out of his nose. I quickly ran to get paper towels to clean him up.
Kody was surprised and concerned at the same time. "I made someone bleed," he said. He kept asking BJ if he was alright. "I'm fine!" BJ answered. He took it well. I was amazed that Kody got a punch in like that.
Alexis was the only person who attended the adult class. "Push me to the limit," she told me. "I want to get healthy!" She was tired out, but she soldiered on like a trooper. I was also tired. In-between throwing around the medicine ball, showing how to do footwork drills with the cones, showing how to use the slip bag, etc., I felt like I had put in some exercise as well.