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The Martial Arts Kid (2015)

When a troubled teen from Cleveland experiences bullying in Cocoa Beach, he soon learns Martial Arts to gain confidence and self-defense skills.

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Glen (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
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Cindy
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Robbie
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Bo
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Coach Laurent Kaine
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Frank
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Lenny
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Katie
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Peggy
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Nika
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Horace
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Derek
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Miss Criss
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Kevin
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Robbie Oakes is a delinquent who has acted out after the death of his mother. Tired of his antics, his grandmother sends Robbie to Cocoa Beach, Florida to live with his Aunt Cindy and Uncle Glen. On his first night, Robbie meets Rina at a local convenience store, but is bullied by Rina's boyfriend Bo. The next day after school, Robbie meets Cindy at her beach-side restaurant, where they are confronted by another bully. Cindy reveals her martial arts skills and Robbie, deciding to turn his life around, turns to Glen to teach him martial arts to begin that change and learn to defend himself. As Robbie's attitude and fore manner truly changes, he still has Bo to contend with, especially after Rina decides to date Robbie. Things come ahead when Bo's martial arts teacher, Kaine, is revealed to be an old friend of Glen's, but their difference in what martial arts is about makes them enemies. When Rina is bullied by Bo, Robbie has had enough and decides to do something once and for all. Written by Albert Valentin

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Bill Wallace was originally set to cameo. See more »

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Glen: [sees Robbie washing his car] Good morning.
Robbie: Morning.
Glen: Did Aunt Cindy ask you to do this?
Robbie: No.
Glen: You know, you can wash on, wash off all you want. But you're not driving any of our cars.
Robbie: I know. No wax, right?
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Breaking Away
Written by Martin Blasick
Produced by Martin Blasick
Performed by Martin Blasick
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I got a lot more than what is expected...definitely worth seeing!
29 October 2015 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I've been a fan of Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock for a long time and when I heard about this film, I was quite excited. They were perfectly cast as Glen and Cindy, a couple who take in troubled nephew Robbie and soon become his mentors in the martial arts when he is bullied.

The film does convey its anti-bullying message, but in a way, the film also changes the way people may perceive martial arts as a whole and that is what also stands out between Wilson's Glen and T.J. Storm's Coach Kaine. Their differences of opinions as to how martial arts should be conveyed is truly personified not only by them but by Robbie and Kaine's student Bo, who is the one who bullies Robbie.

Jansen Panettiere and Matthew Ziff really break out in the film as they did great jobs in their roles of Robbie and Bo respectively. Plus if you are a martial arts fan, you will see most of the cast is comprised of martial artists with some legends of the field and world champions playing themselves as mentors.

This truly is marketed towards the family and speaking not only as a film fan, but as a parent as well, this is one that is suitable for families and is a break away from your generalization of martial arts films. Definitely worth checking out!


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