When two of the most iconic martial artists in the industry, 11 time World Kickboxing Champion Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson and the “Queen of Martial Arts Film” Cynthia Rothrock announced they were teaming up for one of the most anticipated films in years, The Martial Arts Kid, fans have been sitting on the edge of their seat sucking up all the information they can while waiting for the films production to complete. As if the excitement of getting these two action icons back together on screen again wasn’t enough of a reason to check out this film, it is stepping up its game to bring a who’s who in the martial arts world together including Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, TJ Storm, Matthew Ziff, Jansen Panettiere, Nassim Lahrizi, making his film debut and so many more.
The film follows troubled teen Robbie who moves to Cocoa Beach, Florida from Detroit after his grandmother has had enough of his antics and he soon realizes that everywhere he goes there is somebody who doesn’t want him to be happy… and in Cocoa Beach, that somebody is Bo Whitelaw, the toughest and most popular guy at the high school. From the moment Bo gives Robbie a beat-down in front of Rina, we know Robbie’s chances of living in a happy neighborhood are just not realistic. To help Robbie stand a chance of survival in a dangerous teen world, his estranged Aunt Cindy and Uncle Glen are there to coach and train him. Along the way, Robbie learns defensive skills that will give him a chance to defend himself, but will that be enough to protect himself from Bo in an all-out epic battle and ever become ‘the man’ in Rina’s eyes?
In April the production set out to prove that the martial arts community was eager for films like this featuring real martial artists to be produced so decided to step things up with a Kckstarter campaign in hopes to get it the budget it needed to make the best film it possibly could. While there were naysayers out there, they have all received the kick to the face as they have not only officially met their goal of $150,000 but it is still growing and still has a few days to go for anyone that still wants to get in on the fun. As with any Kickstarter, with each level of donation there are incentives including autographs, copies of the film, walk on roles, apparel and so much more. This is not only going to be a great film but a piece of martial arts history, so don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of it.
For more information on the film head over http://moviepilot.com/movies/1256349-martial-arts-kid?lt_source=external…
For more information or to join the Kickstarter head over to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1088382504/the-martial-arts-kid