Fight the Good Fight: From Vicar’s Wife to Killing Machine

Fight the Good Fight: From Vicar’s Wife to Killing Machine

by Catherine Fox (Author)


Catherine Fox is not your typical martial artist. Her initiation into the sacred rites of judo began not in a dojo in Tokyo but in the Tunnel Cement Works in Pitstone, Buckinghamshire. And her dedication to the sport has been questionable: a thirty-year sabbatical, two children and a life spent writing books does not necessarily prepare one for enlightenment. Determined not to let these details stand in her way, Catherine has set herself a challenge: before she turns forty-five she will become a black belt. After all, how many other opportunities do vicars' wives get to roll around the floor with sweaty blokes? Fight the Good Fight asks what lessons judo can teach you about life. It's touching surprising, gripping (in every sense) - and the funniest take on spiritual struggle since the last Lions vs. Christians fixture.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: Yellow Jersey
Published: 04 Sep 2008

ISBN 10: 0224077708
ISBN 13: 9780224077705
Book Overview: How a vicar's wife became a martial artist - a tale of femininity, judo and poorly toes...

Media Reviews
Interesting, inspirational and ... hilarious * The Times *
Fox's warm, relaxed style ... makes you laugh * Observer *
She sees that toughness and femininity needn't face each other from opposite ends of the mat - they can be on the same side. Fox can kick ass and bake fairy cakes . Mission accomplished for one tough cookie * Independent *
Brilliant. A moving, witty and refreshingly honest account of what sport can and can't do for those not born to be champions -- Richard Beard
Gutsy and funny * Daily Telegraph *
Author Bio
Catherine Fox is the author of three novels - The Benefits of Passion, Love for the Lost and Angels and Men - as well as a series of humorous books arising out of her weekly column for The Church of England Newspaper. She lives in Lichfield where her husband is a canon at the cathedral.