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Coaching dirty

Remember the 1984 martial arts drama movie Karate Kid, which earned Pat Morita an Oscar nomination and helped launch the career of Ralph Macchio? In a key scene in the movie, the lead character Daniel La Russo unexpectedly reaches the semi-finals of a youth karate championships. The head coach of a rival Dojo, John Kreese, worried that Daniel might make it to the finals, instructs his student Bobby Brown to disable Daniel with an illegal kick to the knee. Bobby reluctantly does so and is disqualified. The movie raised the…

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