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6 Signs Your Boxing is Improving
1) Boxing Stamina
When you first started taking class you barely made it through the warm ups. Most people don’t understand just how demanding boxing can be on the body, the good news is the body responds pretty quickly. After a couple of months, you should be able to do the whole class without any extra breaks.
2) Your able to Throw Combinations
Throwing punches while moving & working defense, in the beginning is almost impossible, but with the right coach & a can do attitude you’ve now made it.
3) Your Punching Harder & Faster
You & friends in the gym are noticing your punches are faster & more explosive. The countless repetitions are paying off.
4) You’ve Started to Spar
Your coach has invited you to start sparring. This is an exciting & scary time. A good coach will put you in a situation to succeed. Meaning slow careful situational sparring at first with a steady increase in intensity, until you are fully sparring.
5) You can Defend Yourself
You can work your defense against an unwilling opponent.
6) Your Friends are Asking for Advice
Guys & gals in the gym are asking you if they are punching, blocking, or moving the right way. Good for you that’s a real confidence boost.
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Two elementary school teachers from Louisiana were arrested last week on allegations that they forced students in their class to fight one another & told an 11-year-old girl to “go kill yourself”
According to KATC in Lafayette, Ann Marie Shelvin 44 is charged with encouraging and/or contributing to the delinquency of a child, 2 counts of intimidation & interference in school operations, and 1 count of malfeasance in office. Tracy Gallow 50, is charged with malfeasance in office, simple battery & intimidation, and interference in school operations.
Both women work at Washington Elementary School in Washington, a small town about 30 miles outside of Lafayette.
The Saint Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office stated the girl’s teacher Ann Marie Shelvin targeted the 11 year old victim in October of 2016, forcing her to fight with some of her classmates & refusing to help her with her school work if she didn’t fight.
KATC in Lafayette also reported that Shelvin threatened to fail 3 students if they did not fight the victim, Shelvin also told the 11 year-old victim to “go kill yourself”.
The school’s video surveillance system caught Tracy Gallow pushing the 11 year-old on 2 separate occasions not letting her leave the school gym.
St. Landry Sheriff Bobby Guidroz told KATC in Lafayette that the girl’s parents handled the abuse correctly by reporting it to the school district, continuing to monitor the way their daughter was treated and reporting it to law enforcement when the bullying continued.
“Students should not have to attend school and be bullied, especially by teachers that are there for their education, guidance and safety,” Guidroz said
Belle Harbor Family Takes Stand Against Bullying in Queens NY
The Breslin family is not backing down to bullies.
According to Quinn Breslin’s parents Liz & Kevin on Feb. 1st two boys picked up Quinn a fourth grader at ps 114 in Queens by his sweatshirt & threw him to the ground. In response Quinn was detention for three days. You read that right the kid that is getting bullied is being punished.
“After the guidance counselor conducted her perfunctory interviews, the Principal, Mr. Stephen Grill called us and said that ‘Quinn will be receiving three days’ detention because one of the boys interviewed said Quinn cursed,’” the signs in the video read.
“This is not just about Quinn,” Smith-Breslin said. “This is about every child and every parent out there who doesn’t know what to do. You need to speak up, stand up and fight for your rights and not tolerate a bully or a principal who acts like a bully.”
“Quinn’s teacher has been fantastic,” Smith-Breslin, a former teacher and guidance counselor herself, said. “[P.S. 114] has great teachers and other staff. This is not against them in anyway; however, this is against the protocol and policies and how a principal handles situations like this.”
“The good news is that we were obviously heard and the district office and Department of Education are on it,” she said. “The district office will be working on implementing some programs and more help to P.S. 114, especially in the schoolyard at lunchtime so that issues like this can be avoided in the future. By us doing this, the school will hopefully be a more positive environment and if it helps other parents and other children, that’s exactly what we wanted.”
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