A Fighter's Heart

Author: Sam Sheridan

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848872666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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After a series of adventurous jobs around the world, Sam Sheridan found himself in Australia, cash-rich and with time on his hands to spend it. It occurred to him that he could finally explore a long-held obsession: fighting. Within a year, he was in Bangkok training with Thailand's greatest kickboxing champion and stepping through the ropes for his first professional bout. But one fight wasn't enough, and 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.

The Fighter's Mind

Author: Sam Sheridan

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802197949

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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From the acclaimed author of A Fighter’s Heart comes an “entertaining and enlightening” look inside the mental game of mixed martial arts fighting (Dave Doyle, Yahoo! Sports). In his acclaimed national bestseller, A Fighter’s Heart, Sam Sheridan took readers with him into the dangerous world of professional fighting. From a muay Thai bout in Bangkok to Iowa, where he fought the toughest mixed martial arts stars, Sheridan threw himself into a quest to understand how and why we fight. In The Fighter’s Mind, Sheridan explores the mental discipline required of an elite fighter. In his training, Sheridan heard time and again (in Yogi Berra fashion) that “fighting is ninety percent mental, half the time.” But what does this mean, exactly? To uncover the secrets of mental strength and success, Sheridan interviewed dozens of the world’s most fascinating and dangerous men. He spoke with celebrated trainers Freddie Roach and Greg Jackson; champion fighters Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, and Marcelo Garcia; ultrarunner David Horton; chess prodigy (and the inspiration for Searching for Bobby Fischer) turned tai chi expert Josh Waitzkin; and the legendary wrestler Dan Gable, among others. “Fantastic . . . One of the best MMA books I’ve ever read, and I’ve certainly read my fair share.” —Eric O’Brien, “Way of the Warrior,” ESPN radio “You don’t have to care about fighting, or even know that MMA stands for mixed martial arts, to find insights into human behavior in Sam Sheridan’s The Fighter’s Mind.” —David M. Shribman, Bloomberg

A Fighter's Heart

Author: Tamah Hunter

Publisher: Independently Published



Page: 138

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In this life we are faced with challenges daily. The largest challenge that we come into contact with, is balancing who we are and what we believe as we live in a world determined to kill itself. People are killing themselves with fear, anxiety and worry. Holding on to past perceptions believing that their position will change without a vantage point shift. Longing for a more fulfilling life and having done all the right things; not understanding why your good isn't coming to you. In this book Dr. Hunter causes you to explore the "WHY's" in your life and confront your true purpose. She challenges you to fight the person you are for the person you desire to be. In many cases, she helps you discover the desires you didn't know you possessed. It's time to locate the you that you have kept in hiding for so long. Freedom, Love, Joy and Peace is knocking will you let them in? Challenge your self one last time. If you believe that you have A Fighters Heart.

A Warrior's Heart

Author: Micky Ward,Joe Layden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101580836

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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With the success of the critically-acclaimed, Academy Award-winning film “The Fighter,” the world stood up and cheered for the inspiring true story of Micky Ward—a heart-and-soul warrior who overcame the odds to make history in the ring. But that was only part of the tale… Now, in his own words, “Irish” Micky Ward tells his inspirational life story as only he can. From his first bout at the age of seven, Micky Ward was known first and foremost for giving as good as he got, and for leaving absolutely everything he had in the ring. When he fought, quitting was never an option. It was that indomitable spirit that would allow him to survive, battle against, and overcome the harsh realities that he faced every day of his life. For it was outside the ring that Ward’s heart would be most needed, from witnessing his idolized older half-brother Dicky fall from grace, to dealing with his wildly dysfunctional—if frighteningly loyal—family, to the darkest of secrets that he has never revealed until now, and the numerous setbacks and defeats that would have stopped a lesser man. Micky Ward has remained a fighter, through and through—both as a professional boxer, and as a man who finally found his greatest strength in friendship, family, and faith in himself From the rough streets of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the blood and sweat of the international fight game, to the bright lights and adulation of Hollywood, this is the rousing, moving, tragic, and humorous story of the one and only Micky Ward.

Heart of a Fighter

Author: Max Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781696555173


Page: 124

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Ever since the day his parents died, Niall has had one aim in his life-taking care of his family. For him, that means doing whatever it takes to make sure that his kid sister doesn't starve, freeze, or get pushed into a life of prostitution by the no-good uncle who gained custody of the siblings. Rising through the ranks of street fighters and eventually becoming a legitimate businessman, he has kept his word and provided his sister with a comfortable life far from the nightmare of their childhood. Between work and his sister, he can't imagine that there is anything missing from his life. That is until he finds himself face to face with a new recruit whose secrets may threaten to ruin the peaceful life he's worked so hard to build.Adrian knows who he is and what he wants. In Niall Peak, he sees all the things he's ever yearned for but never thought he could have. When the hunky owner of a private security firm begins to strong arm his way into his life, Adrian must decide whether or not he is willing to take the risk and love again.Please Note: This book contains adult language and steamy adult activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novel, approximately 31,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger." Themes includes: Street Fighter, family, businessman, security, secret desire

Punches & Prayers

Author: Ricky Ray Taylor

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1642993603

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 1974

Punches and Prayers is a colorful memoir of a tired & worn amateur boxer from the Gulf Coast who, amidst stepping foot in nearly every state in America, ended up establishing a career, falling in love and finally embracing Jesus in the greatest city in the world. The Ten Commandments of a Boxing Gym 1. Honor Thy Coach. Do not curse at, disobey, disrespect, aggravate, back talk, slap box with, or shadow box with the trainer. 2. Never Forget Your Mouthpiece. Always be ready to box. 3. Put Your Stuff Up.Do not leave wraps, gloves, shoes, mouthpiece, cups, headgear, or anything else on the floor for someone else to pick up. Do it yourself. 4. No Profane Outbursts. Nobody cares how you feel. Keep it to yourself. 5. Compose Yourself as a Champion at All Times. No lying on the floor, hugging the heavy bags, running around the gym, or pursuing any other end which does not constitute the means of becoming a champion. 6. No Food in the Boxing Ring. The boxing ring is for fighting, not eating. 7. Do Not Offer Unsolicited Advice to Another Trainer's Fighter. Ask the trainer if it is okay to speak with his/her fighter beforehand. 8. Know the Difference Between Sparring and Fighting. Sparring: looking to improve. Fighting: going in for the kill. 9. Be Mindful of Your Surroundings. Do not jump rope by the bags. Refrain from doing floor exercises where people are working. Leave the ring if fighters need to spar. 10. Follow Gym Etiquette Change clothes in the dressing room. Place wet gear where it belongs. Do not encroach into someone's space. Report broken/downed bags or accessories. No fighting/sparring outside of the ring.

Change of Heart

Author: Jack Allen

Publisher: Burping Frog Publishing

ISBN: 0970305354

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It started as a plan to bring the Communist Party back to power in Moscow. It turned into an act of vengeance by a former Colonel of the KGB to rid himself of a long time thorn in his side: Joshua McGowan. To stop the next Cold War, Josh must decide what is right and who must die before he kills the wrong person, or is killed himself.

Reflections of the Heart

Author: Tony Mangan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1665511893

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 3754

This book is Tony’s tribute to Mrs. Curran, his English teacher during his enrollment at Alexander Junior High School 51 in Brooklyn. She was a sweet, gentle lady, who taught English with an emphasis on examining the intricacies and meanings contained in poetry. She gave her students the gift of exploration beyond the Brooklyn setting, and they loved the chance to dream a bit in each class. The students respected and loved Mrs. Curran, Tony most especially. This book has been inspired by those two years in which poetry inspired in him a continuing desire to pursue his love of it, and its use of telling stories, evoking emotion, and creating joy, empathy, and a route to learning life’s crucial lessons. Throughout his life, Tony has wondered whether any of his fellow students may have been inspired to follow a course similar to the one he has chosen.