It’s 30 years ago this year that the movie “Karate Kid” starring Pat Morita as the unforgettable Mr. Miyagi and Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso.
I was 13 years old when Karate Kid came out. At the time I was training boxing and Tae Kwon Do. It really had a big impact in the way I looked at martial arts and realy strengthened my “romanticized” view of Karate (and martial arts in general).
Honestly, it was the main reason I sought out traditional Karate training in my late teens.
Needless to say it’s one of my favorite movies of all time!
While carousing YouTube, I found this cool clip of some of the rehearsals for the tournament scenes from the first Karate Kid movie. It was posted by no other than Mr. John G. Avildsen himself, the director of the first three installments of the Karate Kid franchise.
If you’re a fan, I know you’ll appreciate the clip.
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