The Cauliflower Chronicles: A Grappler's Tale of Self-Discovery and Island Living

The Cauliflower Chronicles: A Grappler's Tale of Self-Discovery and Island Living


By (author) Marshal D. Carper

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  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 310 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 20mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 17 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Auberry
  • ISBN 10: 0982565879
  • ISBN 13: 9780982565872
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 238,912

Product description

When Marshal Carper broke up with his long-time girlfriend, he packed up his white belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and moved from rural Pennsylvania to Hilo, Hawaii to train at the BJ Penn MMA Academy. "The Cauliflower Chronicles" follow Carper's adventures and misadventures, both on the mat and around the island. He quickly learns that Hawaii is not the carefree paradise advertised in brochures and finds himself feeling like a foreigner in his own country. On the mat, he experiences Hawaiian fight culture from the inside, goes head to head with BJ Penn, and struggles to overcome injuries. Off the mat, he explores the Hawaiian Independence movement and the effects of colonization, battles with giant cockroaches and centipedes, meets a myriad of colorful locals, and travels the island in the bed of the Red Baron--a rusted 1986 Mazda pick-up truck. At times sad, shocking, and laugh out-loud funny, "The Cauliflower Chronicles" is a must-read for both sports fans and travel buffs, showing a side of mixed martial arts and Hawaii not available anywhere else.

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Author information

Marshal D. Carper, /b> grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania running from bullies and playing video games. Now, much to the surprise of his family, former bullies and himself, he trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and writes about fighting. Carter is the editor-in-chief of