What’s that you say? You’ve never seen the original Karate Kid? Oh well I guess that’s understand…WAIT WHAT?!?!?!
You’re telling me you’ve never seen the greatest triumph of the human spirit ever recorded on video tape?? IT’S AWESOME!!!
Daniel Russo and his mother move to California from New Jersey. Dan’s a scrawny big mouth with a taste for babysitters (Elizabeth Shue), who eventually winds up the target of the local youth karate enthusiasts, all students of the Cobra Kai Dojo. One faithful night Daniel gets a small bit of revenge at a school dance, and when the Cobra Kai gang runs him into a corner, the maintenance man at his apartment complex (Mr. Miyagi) steps in and judo chops everybody! (Except with karate, not judo; don’t be racist, bro)
Daniel starts “learning” karate from Miyagi, solely for defense and the chance to compete against the Cobra Kai at the All Valley Karate Tournament. I won’t ruin the movie for you, but this video probably will! Still, watch it….now!
I love this montage. It’s pure awesome. I watch it before I have to write tests at school. That way I start every one of them with a confidence boost. There’s no need to be scared of covariance and tax equations if you know you’re the best around. Just steer clear of Ralph Macchio and his audit forms!
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