A quick collection of shots showing boxing Yoda (Bryan J proudly rocking a PD Gladiators shirt I might add) presiding over his court of young Padawan learners. I think that first shot in the set is my new favorite. Just really nice framing and I got extremely lucky catching the kid's hand right as it passes in front of the camera for a hook.
Megan Kanai: Beauty Queen of the Team Octopus Ring
Megan is one of the people that I think I have known the longest since I started doing boxing. She was a member at my former gym, and she was one of the various other people that migrated to Team Octopus after they closed. And it is truly amazing to see how much she has improved as a fighter in that period.
I was happy to have the opportunity to take these photos. Aleks is one of the guys that I am closest to that is into boxing, and in fact he was the first trainer I worked with when I started this whole journey at Delgado's Boxing. (lol I was so pitiful and out of shape I had to leave class early and he made me promise to come back because he thought for sure I was just going to leave and never return.) Due to that fact I really had been wanting to get some good photos of him, but he is always on the kick boxing side of
A Juxtaposition in Femininity and Boxing Acuity
A new friend from my morning boxing class. As I told her when I sent her these photos: I find the visceral contrast between the intensity and power that she projects as a fighter and the radiant feminine beauty that encapsulates her natural form to be a rather striking and attractive juxtaposition. (Which is my overly verbose and longwinded way of saying that I greatly respect, appreciate, and admire a woman that knows how to throw a punch.)