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A Fighters Heart: One Mans Journey Through the World of Fighting
A Fighters Heart: One Mans Journey Through the World of Fighting by Sam Sheridan 0802143431 9780802143433
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A Fighters Heart: One Mans Journey Through the World of Fighting by Sam Sheridan

In 1999, after a series of adventurous jobs--working construction at the South Pole, ranching in Montana, fighting wildfires in New Mexico, and sailing private yachts around the world--Sam Sheridan found himself in Australia, loaded with cash and intent on not working until hed spent it all. He quit smoking and began working out at a local gym, where it slowly occurred to him that now, without distractions, he could finally indulge a long-dormant obsession: fighting. Within a year Sheridan landed in Bangkok to train at the legendary Fairtex gym with the greatest fighter in muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) history. Driven by a desire to know what only a fighter can--about fear and violence, about the dark side of masculinity, and most of all about himself--he stepped through the ropes for a professional bout. That single fight wasnt enough. Sheridan set out to test himself on an epic journey into how and why we fight. From small-town Iowa to the beaches of Rio, from the streets of Oakland to the arenas of Tokyo, he trained, traveled, and fought with Olympic boxers, Brazilian jiu-jitsu stars, and Ultimate Fighting champions. A Fighters Heart is the dazzling chronicle of Sheridans quest. In part, its an insightful look at violence as a career and as a spectator sport, a behind-the-pageantry glimpse of athletes at the top of their terrifying game. At the same time, its a dizzying firsthand account of what its like to reach the peak of finely disciplined personal aggression, to hit--and be hit.

Author: Sam Sheridan

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Grove Press

Publication Date: 2008-01-21

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ISBN: 0802143431


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