Almost Time For The Gleason’s Masters Clinic…It’s Better Than Therapy



Almost Time For The Gleason’s Masters Clinic…It’s Better Than Therapy


Attention, one and all.

You, like me, like “we,” I dare say…

People who pay attention to news, which is rife with reports of a disunified nation.

Who watch with sad eyes and a low grade fluttering anxiety a White House intent on smearing the nation’s intelligence and top tier law enforcement arms to the extent the saboteurs hope they will be dismissed as biased buffoons when the seemingly inevitable occurs, and the Flynns and Manaforts and Pages have sung, and made clear the depth of the wrong-doing by the current POTUS.

Who ponder what the new normal of catastrophic weather events and creeping water scarcity mean for us in a decade, let alone our offspring.

If you are that sort of person, you may have investigated booking an appointment with one vocational arm which is doing better, year over year, no ifs ands or buts…the head-shrinking sector. You maybe have seen someone, or have a card in your wallet that begs attention, a refererral from someone who knows a professional who can help you make sense of a world in flux, in a nation overseen by a man who confessed to being inclined to committing regular sexual assaults, the man who was given a pass by like 60 million persons who thought THAT GUY was worthy of electing to be POTUS. If you haven’t called the number on the card, I might be here with a suggestion that could benefit you in the long and short term more so than a shrink visit can.

No, I’m not hawking some new neuro plasticity pill or what have you, I’m hawking boxing.

The sweet science as therepeutic agent.

Hear me out…

On Feb. 15-16-17, the famed and fabled Gleason’s Gym is hosting a Masters Clinic, where people 40 and up can come and learn the basics, or add to their knowledge base, in the fistic art of boxiana.

Bruce Silverglade has been running Gleason’s expertly for 38 years and part of that expertise boils down to this: he doesn’t give a hoot if you voted Trump, or Hillary, or Justin Timberlake as a write-in candidate. This stable near-genius get it, that political too often divides people, and that boxing, the workout, the learning process, the facing of the fears, is good for the soul and the heart.

“People will fly in from all parts of the United States, and the world, and spend Thursday and Friday tranig here with people like Mark Breland, Iran Barkley, Juan Laporte, Hector Rocha, Alicia Ashley, some of my better trainers, and we will conclude Saturday evening with a licensed amateur belt,” Silverglade told me.

For the cost of a hotel room, you can come here and have an experience you will not forget, which will help ground you, help you make sense of this unstable milieu that is planet Earth and America. Great for your brain, and better for your abs than a shrink session!

Check out the schedule, below. And click here if you want to learn more.

Thursday February 15

  • Morning will be the arrival into New York.
  • Orientation will be from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.
  • The first workout will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • A discussion on Masters boxing will be from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Free time after that.

Friday February 16

  • Training from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
  • The afternoon session will run from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • A discussion on Amateur boxing and White Collar boxing will be from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Free time after that.

Saturday February 17

  • Light training from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
  • Match ups for the evening show will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.
  • The weigh in for the show will be from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • The sanctioned Master Boxing Show will begin at 6:00 pm and will end by 9:00 pm.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.