Martial Arts are an integral part to any young person’s development in many aspects. It accelerates physical GROWTH in a manner uncommon for kids the same age. It helps to create amazing body ELASTICITY for more fluid movements with even the most challenging kata. Martial arts will not only exercise the body, but also the mind, as superior concentration will begin to manifest upon the weak and fragile. Most of all, the ability to fill out an awesome GI in which you pay $49.95 will make you the coolest kid on the block.
There was a rise in Karate enrollees during the mid 80’s due to the success of a very influential film that dealt with the topic of adolescence and teenage angst. That movie was The Karate Kid. While most people would be proud to make the claim that it was DANIEL LARUSSO who motivated them to join Karate, I was a direct product of the 90’s. So I cannot make that claim, nor would I be proud to. Because as we all know, the 1990’s was a sassier time and it was a much sassier film that gave me the courage to join. That movie was THE THREE NINJAS.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get very far in my martial arts career due to a high roundhouse kick to the nose delivered by SENSEI MIKE’s gigantic black foot. I was so pissed I quit that day. But the great masters would have been let down by my lack of determination to persevere. Would any of the Three Ninjas back down from a challenge? I don’t think so. Do you think that Steven Seagal would have gotten back into that dojo and seek revenge? Probably. Would FABIO let that pigeon get away with rattling his hair? No way.
This video is dedicated to all the martial arts masters I have let down. Especially the greatest one of them all: JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME. I say this because it was really him who not only taught me the importance of KICKBOXING, MMA, GANG BANGING, and ROBOTS, but he also taught me how to be a well-rounded DANCER. Thank you JCVD.