Viral Video: Addressing "the Karate Kid" Crane Kick

The ending of "The Karate Kid" is STILL troubling many fans.

April 30, 2018

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The ending of "The Karate Kid" is still troubling to many people, 34 years after the movie came out, because Daniel won with a crane kick straight to Johnny's face... Even though a kick like that would probably be illegal in that type of tournament.

But don't worry, the controversy is addressed in the new YouTube Red series, "Cobra Kai". 

Ralph Macchio says, quote, "There's a scene where [Johnny] says, 'That illegal kick?'  And I say, 'What about that elbow to my knee?'  Which was equally illegal! 

"You're not allowed to grab someone's leg and jam your elbow into their wounded knee."