How is this going to change my MMA Training?
What book changed your life? Translate that into your everyday training, here a list of books that will change the way you think about MMA training in a physical and mental level.
1.The Fighter’s Mind: Inside the Mental Game
By Sam Sheridan
After the great success of The Fighter’s Mind, Sam Sheridan doesn’t disappoint the readers with a more interview focused book full of great Combat Sports stories that will teach you something about a fighter’s mind, discipline and drive in every chapter.
Sheridan interviews legends of the sport ranging from Wrestling legend Dan Gable to Muay Thai American legend Mark DellaGrotte.
2.The Greatest: My Own Story
By Muhammad Ali
Edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison this book narrates the battles in and out of the ring that made Muhammad Ali The Greatest. Narrated and in the own words of Ali, this book is a must that shows us the importance of fighting for what we believe.
This is certainly an extensive book, however, its storytelling style makes it very easy to read.
3. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Globetrotter
By Christian Graugart
As a biased Jiu-Jitsu lover, I have to recommend this book if you are curious about how that BJJ Lifestyle really looks like.
Join Christian Graugart founder of BJJ Globetrotters in an interesting and rich journey around the world to train Jiu-Jitsu.
Explore a completely different approach to what Jiu-Jitsu and life really mean.
4.The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence
By Joshua Waitzkin
Chances are you have never heard of Joshua Waitzkin unless you are a hardcore chess fan.
Joshua Waitzkin is not only a multiple times U.S. Junior Chess Champion and prodigy, he is also one of the fastest black belts Marcelo Garcia has awarded!
Oh did I forget to mention he is also a multiple time world champion in Taiji Toui Shou?
How did he do that? well, he wrote a book about learning how to learn so we can attempt to follow his steps.
5. Your own journal/ BJJ Notebook
By Thadeu Vieira and You
I am not even joking, take notes on every occasion you have, write down your questions and answers about techniques, things you learn and things you would like to learn.
Thadeu Vieira gives us a structured blueprint to write about BJJ, however no matter the combat sport you practice, having notes will always help you keep track of your own learning process.