Karate Kid

My love of The Karate Kid is no secret -- my favorite movie which I've written about many times on this site.

Interested in reading what runs through the mind of an adult male who's still obsessed with a movie he first saw over thirty years ago?


Take a right. Check it out.

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Karate Kid Curiosities - May 21, 2011

A look at various inconsistencies, mistakes, and curiosities found in the original Karate Kid film.

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Judy: Daniel LaRusso's Jersey Girl - September 26, 2014

It took me years of watching The Karate Kid before I realized that Daniel's girlfriend from New Jersey makes a brief appearance in the movie.

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Different. But Same. - February 7, 2015

Did you know that the school building used in Summer School is the same used in The Karate Kid? Now you do.

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The Greatest of Drive-In Experiences - June 5, 2015

I got to see The Karate Kid at the drive-in theater. And it was glorious.

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Karate Kid, Karate Kid, Karate Kid - June 22, 2014

Marking the 30th anniversary of The Karate Kid, I had the privilege of writing a celebratory article for mental_floss.

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10 Awesome Pieces of Karate Kid Art - January 4, 2014

I scoured DeviantArt.com and came away with several cool pieces of fan art.

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The Esposito with a Side of Beans - May 16, 2011

ESPN once ran a commercial that most assumed made reference to a Boston hockey legend. I know better.

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Freddy Got Faced - March 14, 2011

Did you ever notice that Freddy takes a soccer ball to the face when he steals it from Daniel on beach?

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Karate Kid Deleted Scenes - June 8, 2010

A quick look at a few deleted scenes that appear on the novelization of The Karate Kid.

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Bunny Cakes and Baseball - February 8, 2011

There's a recipe for an Easter cake on the LaRusso's fridge and an Easter magazine on their table. Figure that one out.

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Whatever Happened To...? - February 28, 2017

As a guest on the Nerd Lunch Podcast, I cyber-stalk Rob "Get him a body bag" Garrison to find out where life has taken him since The Karate Kid.

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Karate Kid Autograph - June 6, 2010

When I was a kid, I wrote to Ralph Macchio. I got an "autograph" in return.

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Adventure Club: Karate Kid - November 25, 2012
Adventure Club: More Karate Kid - November 28, 2012

A two-part episode of the Adventure Club Podcast where Guy Hutchinson and I dissect The Karate Kid trilogy.

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Found Andrew Shue - June 9, 2015

I'd always heard that Elizabeth Shue's brother was a member of the Cobra Kai. It took me years, but I finally found him.

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Beach Cop/Tournament Official - June 19, 2014

Remember when Mr. Shoop gets arrested in Summer School? One of the cops is also a karate tournament official.

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Chozen Raced Lane Meyer - December 30, 2012

You've seen Better Off Dead, right?

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Karate Kid Animated Series - June 9, 2010

A very brief look at the animated series and a few sentences about my disinterest.

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In addition to what's mentioned above, there have been many other minor mentions of The Karate Kid here over the years including times I've picked up various pieces of memorabilia or dug out items I had when I was a kid.

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