In this book, self-confessed 'spineless wuss' and martial arts novice Brian Preston sets out to explore Kung Fu. Tracing its history, he travels to China, to the Shaolin Temple where it was born; he visits Seattle, San Francisco and LA, chasing down the ghost of Bruce Lee, whose singular talent and 'no-style' style brought Kung Fu to a worldwide audience; and ends up in Las Vegas, for the kick-ass freak circus of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where the joint-ripping submission locks of Brazilian Jui Jitsu provide the entertainment.
On a year-long quest, Preston squares up to his inner wimp in an effort to attain a state of fearlessness for at least one fight. Can Bambi take on Bruce Lee. And survive?