290 pound Detroit Lions defensive tackle Andre Fluellen takes Kung Fu class at Detroit Kung Fu Academy to improve his football skills. JULIAN H. GONZALEZ/Detroit Free Press 5/27/2011
Fluellen stumbled upon the Detroit Kung Fu Academy during a Saturday-morning shopping trip. After one lesson studying Wing Chun, which combines grappling and striking, he was hooked. And with time on his hands during the NFL lockout, Fluellen has been able to focus on his new-found passion.