The artistry of combining dance with boxing
About the episode:
In this episode of the Thrivalist Manifesto, Ben V and DrG stay consistent with our series powerful woman. We interviewed the person who put together a career that by combining the skills to be a classically trained ballerina, Knicks city dancer and world champion professional boxer.
Miyoko Olszewski is a remarkable athlete whose story is a remarkable tale of constantly adapting and course correcting toward a career that is passion driven, successful and joyful. Miyoko is a pioneer in female combat athletics. MMA, Boxing and Olympic Wrestling are 3 sports that have seen a surge in participation and commercial viability. Miyoko tells a tale of what it took to get here.
Here are some of the highlights from our interview.
- What do you do with a kid who probably has ADHD.
- Getting out of your town and making it to the big city.
- After performing at the Met, what’s next ? Hip Hop of course.
- Knicks City Dancer during the golden age of basketball at Madison Square Garden.
- After a career in dancing is over, the next logical step? Combat sports, what else.
- First time in official kick boxing match against the top ranked fighter out of New England. “I kicked her in the abdomen so hard, I felt her spine against my foot”
- Amateur titles. 3 NYC golden gloves, 3 national golden gloves, 3 National Boxing Championships.
- The real toll corruption and cheating has had on modern boxing.
- The failed attempt to promote female boxing with sex appeal.
- Going pro at 38 years old, when most people are retiring and unable to continue.
- Boxing skill and technique is what it takes to have longevity and to protect your brain.
- Training techniques to for speed and endurance.
- Using classical dance principles in her boxing routine.
- The artistry of boxing vs. the brutality of MMA.
This episode is packed full of valuable actionable information. Enjoy!
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