The hardest part of the Bartender Boxing Org. program is taking that first step in applying. For a group of industry professionals who have not undertaken proper technical boxing instruction or put themselves through the gruelling mental and physical challenge of preparing for a sanctioned amateur bout before, that first step is a mighty one indeed.
People put themselves out there and into the unknown because they need or want real-life change to the everyday. Taking something unexpected like boxing and applying the teachings of repetition, ownership, responsibility, commitment, and discipline has a positive impact on every aspect of your life. It just does.
After that initial “oh-no, what have I gotten myself into now!?” moment, once our competitors conquer themselves by applying self-belief, perspective and the goal to commit 100%, is the gradual feeling of improvement that comes with consistency, the impact of making more of the better decisions each day, that ultimately leads to the true comradery, finding comfort in the uncomfortable, wanting to improve each and every day, and frankly, just being better at crushing life – is what makes this such an incredible journey. Many of our competitors go on to become true students of the sport.
Taking something unexpected like boxing and applying the teachings of repetition, ownership, responsibility, commitment, and discipline has a positive impact on every aspect of your life. It just does.
Boxing is really, really hard. Spending time just getting the basics right can take a lifetime. But it’s the human spirit, and in those inevitable moments when you find yourself shadowboxing in the bathroom mirror, practising footwork standing in line at the grocery store, ducking and weaving branches on your morning run, or just blowing off steam by throwing lightening combinations in your lounge room as you get off the couch, that let you know you’re on one of the most magical journeys, one of self-importance, something significant.
Congratulations to our Sydney Bar Week Team of 2023. Follow along and you might just be inspired. So without further ado, here is the full list of trainees for 2023:
- Glynn Firth, The Baxter Inn
- Kennedy Chung, Nomad
- Alberto Sara, Hickson House
- Aman Karmacharya, Palazzo Salato
- Oneil Thakuri, Franca Brasserie
- Joshua Pullen, Dulcie’s
- Joseph Stephens, Dead Ringer
- Michele Ammendola, Restaurant Hubert
- Jaime Santos, The Lobo
- Sean Guardian, Mr Wong
- Tynan Sidhu, PS40
- Alberto Giardino, Dean & Nancy on 22
- Judith Zhu, Door Knock
- Beaux Donelan, The Lobo
- Doris Gao, PS40
- Hollie Sanger, Frank Mac’s & The Doss House
As always, we’re in debt to our brand partners for helping us bring BBO programs to life. Gratitude to our homies at Australian Bartender Magazine as our official media partner, and our brand partners and industry friends who wholeheartedly support our work. Big love and thanks to:
Credits to our gym @8limbsbondi with photo credits to @christophernpearce
Follow the Sydney Bar Week 2023 team @bartenderboxing
BARTENDER BOXING is part of the official Sydney Bar Week 2023 line-up.
Sydney Bar Week 2023, 9-13 September, 2023