Win or Learn MMA, Conor McGregor and Me A Trainer’s Journey
How much do I want to read more? 8/10
I don't know why but this book looks nice. It's not the typical fighting guy. The author liked the calm, was against violence. He just got into a bad fight at 18, and despite being black belt, couldn't fight, so he decided he got to do something about it so it doesn't happen again.
Foreword - Conor McGregor
Before I met John, I had been picturing a big, imposing cage-fighting guru. In reality, he looked like a normal guy – more likely to be a primary school teacher than a master of combat. But it didn’t take long for my initial impression to change. When John began to share his knowledge, he distinguished himself as a unique individual and you soon understood how special he was. It was easy to see why he had such a big reputation.
One of his greatest attributes as a coach is his ability to make very difficult things seem straightforward.
his guidance extends into every aspect of our lives.
I earn my living from coaching people how to fight. It may come as a surprise, therefore, to learn that until I was in my early twenties, I was terrified of fighting. I hated arguing, shouting, violence – all forms of conflict, basically
I could focus on a sixty-minute karate class when I was four, whereas my concentration on other things might not have been so great. A very traditional karate class isn’t easy for a child to focus on; but it suited me perfectly.
I had been an All-Ireland champion, but what was that really worth if I was incapable of defending myself? I gradually resolved that if I ever found myself in that kind of situation again, I needed to know how to get myself out of it.