My Favorite Movies #34 – The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid 1984 Directed by John G. Avildsen Quick synopsis... Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel -- and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. I know... I already … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #34 – The Karate Kid

My Favorite Movies #42 – The Karate Kid Part II

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 Directed by John G. Avildsen Quick synopsis... In this high-kicking sequel, karate champ Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, travel to Okinawa, where Miyagi visits his dying father and rekindles his feelings for a former flame -- which leads to a confrontation with a longtime rival. So... I always … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #42 – The Karate Kid Part II

Some Thoughts on Cobra Kai

Can we talk about how awesome this show is? Cobra Kai is the show on YouTube Premium that continues the story of The Karate Kid, 30 years later. And this isn’t just some fan film, the likes of which you’d typically find on YouTube. This is well-written; it’s got an amazing cast… And it features … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Cobra Kai

Yeah, There Was a Karate Kid 3

That blog title isn't new information. At least, I hope it's not new information. The fact that The Karate Kid, Part III exists may not necessarily be common knowledge, but it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who has witnessed this franchise. Here's the thing... They probably should have stopped at The Karate Kid, Part … Continue reading Yeah, There Was a Karate Kid 3

Why Daniel Should Have Lost

That title should actually read, "Why Daniel Should Have Lost Twice." First, I want to start by saying that I love The Karate Kid. It's got to be one of my favorite movies of all time. I'm not exactly sure where I would rank it, but it's probably somewhere in my top 100. Also, in … Continue reading Why Daniel Should Have Lost

Question of the Week #36

If you knew you could devote yourself to any single occupation--music, writing, acting, business, politics, medicine, etc.--and be among the best and most successful in the world at it, what would you choose? If you knew you had only a 10 percent chance of being so successful, would you still put in the effort? I … Continue reading Question of the Week #36