“After Fighting, Everything Else in Life Gets the Volume Turned Down”

Why this famous quote from the movie Fight Club is 100% accurate.

Ryan J


Image by Taco Fleur from Pixabay

Those of you that have seen the 1999 movie Fight Club, starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, may be quite familiar with the title of this piece.

(And for those of you who may not remember the line you can check it out here and if you haven’t seen the movie, check out the official movie trailer here.)

Now, you may be wondering why I bring up a quote from a movie that is twenty-years-old?

Well, lately it has occurred to me just how true that statement actually is.

Read on.

Pushing your body to the limits.

As mentioned in the piece below, I have recently made a return to Krav Maga training. A military-style of self-defence developed for the Israel Defence Forces and the Israeli security forces.

It’s a discipline that has only one rule.


The training lasts approximately ninety-minutes, though there are times when it goes on longer than that, depending on the lesson.

A typical class would look something like this;

  • Arrive ten-fifteen minutes before the class starts to stretch, loosen up and prepare for training.
  • At the beginning of the class is a fifteen-minute warm-up which consists of a variety of bodyweight movements and exercises, squats, push-ups, burpees etc. which may sound simple enough, but in Krav, we train at a high intensity and I’ve actually witnessed people throwing up just from the warm-up.
  • Then we begin the lesson. How it works is, the instructor breaks down, step by step, the technique that we will be learning that night. It could be anything from defending against knife or batten attacks, how to escape a choke or hold, unarmed hand to hand combat and even how to deal



Ryan J

Born in Belfast. Based in Australia 🦘. Writing to see where it takes me.