Boxing coach Tyrone Smith of Judah’s Pride Academy of Boxing is now based at Body By D in Gloucester Point and Yorktown.
Smith trains at the gym as a private contractor, which gives him flexibility to run his program in his own way. Smith’s goal is not only to teach others how to box but also to provide a place for them to better themselves physically and mentally.
Smith said he doesn’t need to know everything about his clients or their struggles when they first join, because it’ll show in their workouts. If someone needs to work on their anger, he helps them learn control through discipline and provides a safe way for them to release it.
Patience is important for learning boxing, said Smith. He tells his students to trust the process while training. The key is to train the conscious mind to dictate the subconscious mind into performing properly.
Smith says the conscious mind is like a drill sergeant, instructing the body how to move. The conscious mind trains the subconsc...
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