❴Reading❵ ➽ Why We Fight Author Josh Rosenblatt – Tbjewellers.co.uk Finally we can talk about Fight Clubor A physical and philosophical mediation on why we are drawn to fight each other for sport what happens to our bodies and brains when we do and what it all meansAn Finally we can talk about Fight Clubor A physical and philosophical mediation on why we are drawn to fight each other for sport what happens to our bodies and brains when we do and what it all meansAnyone with guts or madness in him can get hit by someone who knows how; it takes a different kind of madness a persistent kind to stick around long enough to be one of the people who does the knowingJosh Rosenblatt was thirty three years old when he first realized he wanted to fight A lifelong Why We Kindle - pacifist with a philosopher's hatred of violence and a dandy's aversion to exercise he drank to excess smoked passionately ate indifferently and mocked physical activity that didn't involve nudity But deep down inside there was always some part of him that was attracted to the idea of fighting So after studying Muay Thai Krav Maga Brazilian jiu jitsu and boxing he decided at age forty that it was finally time to fight his first and only mixed martial arts match all in the name of experience and transcending ancient fearsAn insightful and moving rumination on the nature of fighting Why We Fight takes us on his journey from the bleachers to the ring Using his own training as an opportunity to understand how the sport illuminates basic human impulses Rosenblatt weaves together cultural history criticism biology and anthropology to understand what happens to the human body and mind when under attack and to explore why he a self described cowardly boy from the suburbs discovered so much meaning in putting his body and others' at riskFrom the psychology of fear to the physiology of pain from Ukrainian shtetls to Brooklyn boxing gyms from Lord Byron to George Plimpton Why We Fight is a fierce inuiry into the abiding appeal of our most conflicted and controversial fixation interwoven with a firsthand account of what happens when a mild mannered intellectual decides to step into the ring for his first real showdown.
- 224 pages
- Why We Fight
- Josh Rosenblatt
- 03 November 2015 Josh Rosenblatt