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The Karate Kid

1984
Posted By Melissa Mihalis

The Karate Kid explores the concept of being thrown into a new culture and learning to appreciate everything it offers.

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About The Karate Kid

In this film, Daniel LaRusso befriends his handyman after he helps him out of a tough situation. From there Daniel learns the craft of karate from him in order to be able to defend himself against his bullies independently. Through these training sessions, a bond grows between the two, creating a friendship that would never have taken place if not given the opportunity. Eventually, he is to participate in a high profile match against an opponent where he shows how truly committed he is to the craft.

The Karate Kid's Relation To Sport Business

Karate originates thousands of years ago and is a practice that requires training and discipline that goes beyond the usual sport requirements. It also can take up to an entire lifetime to master. It is a sport of great integrity and commitment. In The Karate Kid, Daniel LaRusso is on his journey to learn karate under the teachings of his handyman who is trained in the arts.

The Karate Kid explores the concept of being thrown into a new culture and learning to appreciate everything it offers. Daniel not only learns Karate but some of the traditions and customs of Chinese culture. The culture clash for him was difficult at first, but come to the end of the film, he has a new appreciation for it.

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The Karate Kid Industry Endorsements

The Karate Kid has been suggested to us by sport industry professionals we talk to on a regular basis. See a list of those individuals below.

 Industry Professional  Organization  Position
Audley Stephenson National Basketball League Of Canada Deputy Commissioner

Why watch The Karate Kid?

The original Karate Kid is an incredible film that gets a lot of love from us and people around the world. It explores a sport that doesn’t get too much recognition from North American production companies, therefore we advocate HUGE for this one.

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