"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso.
I can only speak for myself, but as a stunt performer when it comes time to take on a new discipline whether it's circus aerial arts or boxing, I like to do so by building my skill set from the ground up. The fun for me lies in the exploration and perfection of the very basic details which when put together create the full form. Conditioning, of course, is a beautiful side effect of this type of training, which ultimately not only challenges, but also nourishes the mind, body and soul.
Needless to say, without this type of practice I simply wouldn't be able to "break the rules like an artist," at work. Basically what I'm trying to say is that through his unique style of coaching, Emile Reed brings to the Boxing Loft a 360 degree approach to training which is simply downright inspiring.
Bernadette Couture - Stunt Performer