A Fighter's Heart: One man's journey through the world of by Sam Sheridan

By Sam Sheridan

It happened to him that he may ultimately discover a long-held obsession: scuffling with. inside a 12 months, he was once in Bangkok education with Thailand's maximum kickboxing champion and stepping throughout the ropes for his first expert bout. yet one struggle wasn't sufficient, and Sheridan got down to try himself on an epic trip into how and why we struggle, dealing with Olympic boxers, Brazilian jiu-jitsu stars, and supreme combating champions.

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Figure 10-1, step one: Start out by placing six closed rings on one open ring and close it. Then place three closed rings on one Figure io - i. open ring, thread through three of the original six rings, and close the open ring. So now, you have a chain of 3-1-3-1-3-1-3, as long as you want. Figure 10-2, step two: Take two closed rings on one open ring, go up through the bottom two rings of colum n 1 and the bottom two rings of H 52 The A rt o f M a il A rm o r colum n 3. Yep, ju st as w ith 4-on-l m ail, but you pick up two rings in each colum n instead of one.

The A rt of M ail A rm o r 30 three of the top piece of m ail, and then again up through the top links of colum ns one and three in the bottom piece of mail. Close the link, thus “stitch in g ” the m ail together. So your next link joins the bottom link of colum ns 3 and 5 in the u p p er piece and the top links of colum ns 3 and 5 in the low er piece of m ail. The next ring joins colum ns 5 and 7 in the sam e way, and so on to the end on the row. DOWN Use the sam e m ethod to join the ends of rows together.

The white links are open rings COLUMNS The A rt o f M ail A rm o r Figure 4-2. Figure 4-3. R em em ber th a t m ail is a p attern . If you get th e basics of th e p a tte rn fixed in y o u r m ind, you will have m uch less trouble learn in g it. Every o th e r co lu m n of links slan ts in th e sam e direction. , 1, 3, 5, 7) all slan t u p to w ard you a n d are closed rings. , 2, 4, 6, 8) slant dow n to w ard you and are open rings. So, row s going across altern ate, one up, one dow n, an d so on, as illu strated in F igure 4-1.

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