A Fighter's Heart
One Man's Journey Through the World of FightingeBook - 2007
In 1999, after a series of adventurous jobs around the world, Sam Sheridan found himself in Australia, loaded with cash and intent on not working until he'd spent it all. It occurred to him that, without distractions, he could finally indulge a long-dormant obsession: fighting. Within a year, he was in Bangkok training with the greatest fighter in muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) history and stepping through the ropes for a professional bout. That one fight wasn't enough. Sheridan set out to test himself on an epic journey into how and why we fight, facing Olympic boxers, Brazilian jiu-jitsu stars, and Ultimate Fighting champions. Along the way, Sheridan delivers an insightful look at violence as a career and a spectator sport, a behind-the-pageantry glimpse of athletes at the top of their terrifying game. A Fighter's Heart is a first-hand account of what it's like to reach the peak of finely disciplined personal aggression, to hit--and be hit.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2007
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (347 pages) : illustrations
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