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on 12 June 2013
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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on 5 January 2016
Excellent and got in time for Christmas thank you
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on 17 April 2017
Read both Sam's books about fighters, first is better than the second.
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on 25 April 2015
An excellent look into the drive of a fighter.
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on 19 June 2014
Very good and inspirational book, actually bought it twice because I gave my first copy away and wanted to re-read it but its that good that I am quite happy to get it again.
Second hand quality was excellent might as well have been new.
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on 16 February 2014
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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on 26 June 2015
very informative. good insight into fighters mind
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on 17 January 2014
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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on 3 August 2012
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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on 1 July 2013
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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