American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China - Book 2: Novice, Chapters 1-3, 'Eating Bitter,' 'The Show Must Go On,' and 'Chinese Medicine' Summary & Analysis

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Book 2: Novice, Chapters 1-3, 'Eating Bitter,' 'The Show Must Go On,' and 'Chinese Medicine' Summary

Matt gets up early and goes to practice with the monks before official training starts. He sees some monks frog jumping up the steps from the Wushu Center to the hotel and restaurant, and others running up the steps to the temple. Then he sees some monks playing basketball and decides to join in. He tries to show them the proper rules and techniques, but they are not really interested. Deqing asks Matt if he can slam dunk, and they hold a challenge. Matt is not very good, but all the other monks can leap very high and do perfect slam dunks. Matt asks how, and Deqing points to the frog jumping monks...

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