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SUMMARY The Way of the Fight ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ There’s to winning battles than fists and feetFor world renowned professional fighter Georges St Pierre the greatest asset is not physical strength or athleticism—it’s a sense of purpose From his beginnings as a small mercilessly bullied child first discoveriBeaulieu who may understand this intensely focused athlete than anyoneThe Way of the Fight is an inspirational look into the mindset of a master To Georges all life is competition and there’s no perfect metaphor for competition than the life of a fighter He explains the value of discipline risk and even fear with the wisdom of one who knows that nothing is assured his next fight could always be his last Drawing inspiration from fighting legends Eastern philosophy and a trusted inner circle The Way of the Fight is a powerful life changing guide to living with purpose and finding the way to accomplish your loftiest goals. I've been a fan of St Pierre ever since I first saw him fight in the UFC and have always enthusiastically cheered for him every time he fought As a fan this book provides some great insights into GSP's mind with additional thoughts from people like Firas Zahabi and John Danaher whom I also admire My favorite anecdote is about St Pierre being distracted by Cindy Crawford halfway during a fight before realizing her husband is sitting right next to her Having closely followed GSP for over fifteen years these anecdotes and background stories provide an extra dimension to the career of arguably the GOAT in MMAFrom a literary perspective this book has its flaws At times it's repetitive which could have been avoided by re arranging some of the commentary to a similar segment Secondly the chapters lack a certain structure mostly due to St Pierre's thoughts jumping from one topic to another Further the author tries to interweave certain symbolical frameworks with mixed success It often comes across as unnecessarily complicated and distracting instead of adding structure Lastly I would have welcomed background information on actual fights and events Most of the anecdotes are limited to the Koscheck 2 Matt Hughes and Serra fights while there are undoubtedly numerous stories about for example the Penn 2 Shields or Hardy fightsNot recommended for non MMA fans or those who despise St Pierre Recommended to GSP fans in particular and MMA enthusiasts in general 35 stars

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There’s to winning battles than fists and feetFor world renowned professional fighter Georges St Pierre the greatest asset is not physical strength or athleticism it’s a sense of purpose From his beginnings as a small mercilessly bullied child first discovering karate to his years as a struggling garbage collector who spent all his free time in the gym his hard fought rise in the sport of mixed martial arts and his long painful recovery from a career threatening injury Georges never lost sight of his ambition to become the greatest martial artist of all time In The Way of the Fight Georges for the first time reveals w. This book really surprised me I expected of a biography extolling his virtues but was pleasantly guided into the world of self help His philosophy towards his excelling in his MMA career can be readily applied to any endeavour in life He uses through his experiences and his coaches to teach how to overcome Using fear to motivate using workable goals and being humble to learn In our 'mememe' society that is a rare gift indeed To call him a role model and good example would not be an understatement Highly informative and inspirational I would recommend this book to anyone

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The Way of the FightHat propelled him not only to become a champion but to embrace obstacles as opportunities to build characterGeorges’s story is interwoven with fascinating insights from those who know him best his mother who tells of his drive to master new skills even as a child His mentor Kristof Midoux who describes a young fighter with an extraordinary sense of discipline His Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teacher John Danaher who witnessed the development of an indomitable work ethic His coach Firas Zahabi who worked alongside the champion through a potentially career ending injury And his longtime friend training partner and manager Rodolphe. Not a pure autobiography in the usual sense of the word in this book St Pierre writes about scenes from his life and some of his formative influences As he describes them these are the Mother Mentor Master Maven and Conscience which correspond to chapters about his childhood with comments from his maman Mother and then chapters with his first real sensei Kristof Midoux Mentor his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teacher John Danaher Master his coach Firas Zahabi Maven and his friend Rodolphe Beaulieu Conscience Ever the consummate professional critics of St Pierre's performance in the ring have complained that he lacks the killer instinct saying that he plays it safe and doesn't take unnecessary risks He wins to be sure but he doesn't finish opponents or at least he hasn't finished opponents since his 2009 fight against BJ Penn After reading this book I better understand whySt Pierre is a master strategist as well as a master tactician and he understands how his opponents will fight His objective is to get ahead on points so that his opponents are forced to take risks while taking as few risks as possible himself It is a successful strategy and given the personal risk he faces every time he enters the octagon both physically of getting badly hurt and financially of losing purse money and endorsement contracts who is to say that this approach is not sound Not I I think St Pierre is one of the intelligent fighters out there and it's always a pleasure to watch him at work disassembling an opponent's game plan and crippling their resolve and will to fight You could see this most profoundly in the 2009 Penn fight when Penn's corner literally threw in the towel but you could also see it as recently as the 2013 Diaz fight where Diaz stumbled through 5 rounds of a solid schooling in mixed martial arts at the hands of a masterMore than a pure autobiography this is a book of philosophy in which St Pierre explains his life philosophy as well as his fighting philosophy A true polymath St Pierre incorporates many disparate elements from eastern teachings history geometry anthropology and martial arts into his approach to life and work and the combination is what makes him so special and so successful as a fighter St Pierre takes a much analytical approach to life and work than most people and certainly most fighters It is his continual drive to improve that makes him so successful and also keeps him from the normal life that others enjoy I got the very real sense of estrangement from St Pierre as I read this book He must keep an emotional distance from many others in his line of work both because the profession is a demanding one reuiring many hours of work each day and because anyone who has enjoyed his level of success must be careful to limit access to his inner circle The Japanese have a concept of masks the public mask that others see and the private mask that only few ever witness With St Pierre his public mask is on almost all the time and the glimpses of his private mask are tantalizingly few granted only occasionally and only to the privileged inner sanctumIt's a pity really because St Pierre comes across as a very loyal very intelligent and very likable guy in this book if tremendously driven Almost obsessively driven in fact It would be interesting to get a glimpse behind the curtain but it's unlikely that this will ever happen at least so long as he is competing professionally in MMA Too bad he seems like the kind of person who would have some interesting things to say about history or physical anthropologyIf you are hoping to understand what makes St Pierre successful this book will give you a bit of information that will cause you to re watch his fights with a fresh eye If you are hoping to understand what makes St Pierre the man the way he is this book will not give you much The book is after all written for the public mask of GSP the fighter and the brand not Georges St Pierre the manThis book is as much about delivering on the GSP brand as all of his other very well thought out marketing activities As a person St Pierre understands that he is the product and this book is intended to reinforce the brand rather than illuminate the personWithin these limitations though this was a surprisingly well written book and a very enjoyable read I suspect that not only followers of MMA would enjoy this book but also scholars of philosophy and anyone who wonders what it is that makes the truly successful succeedA wonderful counterpoint to Sam Sheridan's The Fighter's Heart Grove Press ISBN 9780802143433 and The Fighter's Mind Grove Press ISBN 9780802145017 this book made me want to adopt some of St Pierre's success strategies his visualization and his goal setting and his work ethic As St Pierre writes in his opening every single morning takes root the night before It makes me wonder what I can do tonight to make myself successful tomorrow