A Fighter’s Heart


Title: A Fighter’s Heart: One Man’s Journey Through the World of Fighting

Author: Sam Sheridan

Summary:  Author Sam Sheridan gets right to the heart of the matter: In order to succeed as a fighter, you need more than a passion for the sport. The best fighters possess a dedication and fearlessness that few people can muster. This book is exactly what it says it is: the author details his years of traveling around the world learning about and training in the various forms of martial arts. He goes to Bangkok to study Muay Thai, L.A. to meet with Olympic boxing hopefuls, Rio to train with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu masters, and Iowa for MMA lessons with the legendary Miletich camp. Along the way, he fights, he suffers injuries, and he learns about the depth of commitment these extraordinary men have for their sport.

To put it simply, these terms and names either mean something to you or they don’t. If you are a member of the rapidly expanding fan base of mixed martial arts, or other fighting styles, this book is indispensable.

Who will like this?:  Guys into MMA or more the more traditional martial arts. And don’t let the gory cover fool you – this is a fascinating biography for anyone in high school doing a project or report.

If you like this, try this: American Shaolin by Matthew Polly. Iceman: My Fighting Life by Chuck Liddell.

Recommended by: Nicole, Teen Librarian