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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable to any competitive sport, an inspiring read...
I originally purchased this in the hopes it would provide a silver bullet solution to my pre competition nerves in an upcoming Jujitsu comp. In some ways it did but that is not the purpose of this book.

This explores not only the motivations and thought process of fighters, but of all those who test themselves beyond the usual requirement of day to day...
Published on 27 April 2011 by Lucid Fur

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3.0 out of 5 stars No fighter's heart
I feel bad giving this book 3 stars. If I had not read 'a fighter's heart' it would have 4. However, the bar was set too high!
Published on 9 May 2013 by Henry Gladwyn


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable to any competitive sport, an inspiring read..., 27 April 2011
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I originally purchased this in the hopes it would provide a silver bullet solution to my pre competition nerves in an upcoming Jujitsu comp. In some ways it did but that is not the purpose of this book.

This explores not only the motivations and thought process of fighters, but of all those who test themselves beyond the usual requirement of day to day living.

This includes the valulable insight of a Chess prodigy, an internationally respected art critic, an ultra-marathon runner plus various coaches and supportive figures in competative sports.

Thoughout the text the author gradually highlights the correlation between the various world-class individuals from their chosen activity and highlights what is required to excel in sport. Or any activity for that matter.

What surprised me most was the scientific research which was also referenced. Which was both compelling and reinforced the overall sentiments of the book, rather than some loose figures thrown in to add weight to the ideas outlined.

The final chapter ties the various ideas throughout the text into a solid conclusion which leaves the reader satisfied, but also with a real interest for futher reading. Luckily the author quotes various texts which the reader can investigate futher.

This book has a very wide potential appeal, only the title may put people off.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great follow up to a fighters heart., 24 Mar. 2010
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The second book following a fighters heart which is an all time great read for any martial artist, fighter or lover of the sport. A fighters mind covers trainers such as Freddie Roach, different styles, martial arts, chess, and elite performance experts. The different chapters build up and ask the questions whilst letting you draw your own conclusions. The last few chapters bring this all together and draw conclusion on what makes fighters tick, motivation, the old question of why?

An excellent read I would highly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful book for fighters, 4 Jan. 2012
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You often hear people say that fighting is 50 percent mental and 50 percent physical. While there are plenty of books on techniques and conditioning there are very few books on the mental aspects of competing. Through interviews with top athletes you can gain insight into the mindsets of top athletes and model the strategies that they use.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant follow up and companion for A Fighter's Mind, 12 Jun. 2013
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Adil Hussain "adilson05uk" (London) - See all my reviews
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This book's definitely worth reading along with Sam Sheridan's other book A Fighter's Heart. Each chapter here focuses on one particular individual in an interview-like format questioning what it is that distinguishes the great from the good, and the author's got a real good mix of individuals, from outstanding fighters/athletes (Marcelo Garcia, Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock etc) to outstanding coaches/trainers (Freddie Roach, Virgil Hunter, Greg Jackson etc). Lots of valuable nuggets here on mental strategy. Here's three by way of example:

"It's easier to teach the skills than the mentality."

"When you hear Randy [Couture] describe what he's going to do in a fight, or talk about another fighter, his language is interesting. It's technical and dry and devoid of emotion. Randy sees a problem, a technical problem, not an emotional fight filled with fear and rage..."

"In every discipline, the ability to be clear-headed, present, cool under fire is much of what separates the best from the mediocre..."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every fight fan should read this, 16 Feb. 2014
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Sam Sheridan is the man. This book gives a really cool insight into the consciousness of the modern day samurai. There is a really cool varity of personality in the book with guys as varied as Josh Waitzkin the chess master to Andre Wards coach. Great read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent follow up, 1 July 2013
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So this is Sams 2nd book and is a decent follow up..he goes more into the mental side of things than the physical... i personaly prefered his 1st book but thats not sayin this is bad at al..still a very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, captivating account of the mind set of elite level competitors, 17 Jan. 2014
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I found this book hard to put down. Each individual studied gives the reader an insight into the mindset of not only fighters but trainers, chess players, wrestlers and some of the worlds best coaches.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for any fighter, 22 Jan. 2012
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Great book, although I did prefer the book Sam did previous. This book looks at the mental game involved in fighting and outlines (using various big name fighters) where they believe fights were won or lost.

As a fighter it was an interesting and easy read. Would certainly suggest this to anyone fighting or that shares an interest in the world of fighting. Good job my Sheridan....keep them coming!
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4.0 out of 5 stars flows really well, great mixture of expereinces, 4 Nov. 2013
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the book is realyl well written, it flows really well and you can 'see' the journey he has been on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book, 3 Aug. 2012
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For those who love this kind of sports, it's an amazing book. It get's into a mind, a soul of a fighter, it's like a trip in a world of dedication, passion for sports and love for life. They fight in ring, and they fight in life, they are warriors from the soul. It's worth reading, recomend to everyone!
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