The Revenge of Cobra Kai Karate!
Great news item,
a remake of the Karate Kid
starring the original Ralph Maccio (Daniel LaRusso)
the villain you love to hate,
what was his name,
the bad guy kid Ralph beats up
in the final tournament?
Yeah, you can’t remember his name,
even though he was a great villain.
The character’s name was Johnny Lawrence,
the actor who played Johnny to perfection was…
can you see it,
the characters should be about 50 years old,
fighting one last tournament
for the rights to Geritol.
Johnny has fallen on bad times,
and reopens the Cobra Kai,
and falls afoul of Daniel.
So let’s look at this thing.
Daniel works out in solitude,
thinks about what he does.
Johnny gets in street fights,
runs on emotions,
is a loser.
Daniel waxes on and off,
searches for whatever the heck Miyagi meant,
and becomes a winner.
This was the premise of the original Karate Kid,
and it worked.
Not because it was real,
but because it played to the victim in all of us.
We are all alone in our hearts,
we all want success and friendship,
and therein lies the movie.
The movie plays to our basic wants and needs.
It actually is a superior piece of film making.
As an advice to martial artists…hmmm.
if you want to beat people up,
you have to practice beating people up.
That is the point of the kata and freestyle and techniques.
The mistake of the Cobra Kai
was in the admonishment to …
KILL! KILL! KILL!
has Johnny learned his lesson?
Or is he about to get a new one?
I think we know the answer to that.
will millions of kids be convinced,
or maybe I should say
will millions of 50 year olds be convinced
to find a Cobra Kai
where they can vent 50 years of failure and rage?
Or will millions of 50 years,
tottering on the brink of old age,
be convinced to at last kick a bag,
explore the patience of their minds,
discover how the body really works,
and enter old age with a new heart and body?
is going to be in what kind of school they sign up in.
The odd thing is this:
We all remember the name ‘Copbra Kai!’
Does anybody remember the name of Daniel’s…uh, school?
here’s the course you should take to start off your journey into geriatrics…
Check the page out,
it’s got a real bit of unbelievable history on it,
history that will explain all sorts of things about Karate
and the martial arts in general.
And if you’re really hurting,
start off with the Tai Chi on that page.
See you at #MartialArtsmovies!
Have a great work out!
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