By Matthew Polly
starting to be up a ninety-eight-pound weakling affected by bullies within the schoolyards of Kansas, Matthew Polly dreamed of 1 day touring to the Shaolin Temple in China to develop into the hardest fighter on this planet, like Caine in his favourite Seventies television sequence Kung Fu.
American Shaolin is the tale of the 2 years Matthew spent in China residing, learning, and acting with the Shaolin priests. The chinese language time period for difficult education is chi ku ('eating bitter'), and Matthew fast realized to understand the word.
this is often either the gripping tale of Matthew's trip and an intimate portrait of the true lives of the Shaolin clergymen, who fight to beat rampant corruption and the constraints of an authoritarian govt. Laced with humor and illuminated by means of cultural perception, American Shaolin is an unforgettable coming-of- age tale of 1 man's trip into the traditional paintings of kungfu-and a poignant portrait of a speedily altering China.
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American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in theNe w China by Matthew Polly