American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhistmonks, And The Legend Of Iron Crotch:
The raucously funny story of one young American's quest to become the baddest dude on the planet (and possibly find inner peace along the way)Growing up a ninety-eight-pound weakling tormented by bullies in the schoolyards of Kansas, Matthew Polly dreamed of one day journeying to the Shaolin Temple in China to become the toughest fighter in the world, like Caine in his favorite 1970s TV series "Ku...
Library Binding: 366 pages
Publisher: Perfection Learning (January 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 4825941
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“In the early 1990's, Matthew Polly dropped out of Princeton and did what a lot of young men only dream about: he traveled to China and studied kung fu with the monks of the Shaolin Temple. A victim of bullying with issues of self confidence and a hea...”
g Fu.American Shaolin" is the story of the two years Matthew spent in China living, studying, and performing with the Shaolin monks. The Chinese term for tough training is "chi ku" (?eating bitter?), and Matthew quickly learned to appreciate the phrase.This is both the gripping story of Matthew's journey and an intimate portrait of the real lives of the Shaolin monks, who struggle to overcome rampant corruption and the restrictions of an authoritarian government. Laced with humor and illuminated by cultural insight, "American Shaolin" is an unforgettable coming-of- age story of one man's journey into the ancient art of kungfu?and a poignant portrait of a rapidly changing China.