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The Karate Kid

Wax on, wax off, paint the fence sweep the leg Daniel-son.

Karate instructors no doubt praised the release of this movie given the influx of kids who wanted to try their hand at the martial arts seen here, troubling the wallets of their families until the novelty wore off. The Karate Kid (let me clarify here, this is the original, not the Jaden Smith remake tripe) tells the story of a kid, Daniel, who gets picked on a lot but takes up karate, tutored by the legendary Mr Miyagi, and ultimately becomes the Karate champion of his area, defeating the evil Cobra Kai do-jo.

As well as the remake, it spawned three sequels, the last of which was The Next Karate Kid with no sign of Daniel but Hilary Swank turning up as Mr Miyagi’s new protégée. Reports indicate Ralph Macchio will be reprising his signature role soon in a new sequel series, so looks like there’ll be more waxing on and off to come.

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