Fifteen years after traveling to the Shaolin Temple in China and training with the monks who invented the art of kung fu, Matthew Polly’s weakness for Chinese takeout had taken its toll. His new book, Tapped Out chronicles his redeeming two-year journey through the sport of mixed martial arts. Marvin Auditorium 101AB, Fri Nov 16 [...]
Once upon a time a former Topekan, the young Matthew Polly, went to China and trained with monks in kung fu for two years, but times have changed. Fast forward fifteen years and Polly, nearing middle age, a weight of 250, and high blood pressure, is a physical wreck. So what does he decide to do?