Centeredness is the most difficult of the five principles to understand. The best way to understand Centeredness is to think of your heart as the center of everything. Your heart is what’s really doing the fighting anyway, but that doesn’t mean that boxing is mindless. Boxing is a mental game as much as it is a physical one. It's about training your mind to be as strong as your body. Everything flows from your heart, especially power. Your stance and form are centered in your heart. Staying centered means never reaching or leaning too far out of position, never crouching too low or standing too tall. Keep your form close to your heart. Stay centered. It keeps your mind focused.