Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tapped Out

This is an insightful discussion of MMA for non-experts. See also Mama said knock you out.
Slate Afterword podcast: At the age of 21, Matthew Polly dropped out of Princeton to study kung fu at the Shaolin Temple in China. Fifteen years and 100 pounds later, he decided to get back into shape to explore the world of mixed martial arts, now firmly entrenched as America’s most popular fighting sport. Tapped Out chronicles his two-year journey back to fitness, all the way to the night when he got into the cage to square off in a bout against a much-younger fighter. The discussion lasts around 25 minutes.
On iTunes: 1/16/12 edition of podcast.

1 comment:

ben_g said...

Hasn't MMA pretty much shown that Kung Fu is pretty useless as a fighting art? Even Karate has found its uses with Lyoto Machida, has kung fu contributed anything?

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