Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Book Arrives

Fight Like a Physicist is finally here! It's been a very long road to get to this point, and it's amazing to have a tangible representation of that work in my hands.

This first copy belongs to Jen Hahn for supporting my work and tolerating my long hours, so I'll have to borrow hers until I get one of my own in the mail.

Looking at the book again with fresh eyes, I can imagine it's going to piss a lot of people off, and that's fine. You can't advance human knowledge without annoying the people who were happy with the the state of the world before you came along. All I can really hope for is that for every person who gets pissed off as a result of this book, two people start to ask tough questions about how they train or what it really means to be safe. If enough of us start asking tough questions, maybe one day, when someone asks a simple question, such as "Why do boxers wear gloves?" or "Why do football players wear helmets?" the answer will be a resounding "I don't know. It's pretty dumb, huh?"