The Martial Arts Kid Looks for Funding on Kickstarter


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Like all Kickstarters, there are various pledge levels which will snag you different rewards, so if you want to donate to the film be sure to check out their page.  I’ve posted some of the information below, but you’ll find more over there!

The Martial Arts Kid is going to be a classic coming-of-age movie for the whole family. It features important topics like class struggles, bullying, friendship, loyalty, responsibility, family, community, and even a sweet love story.

The film will be partly shot in beautiful and sunny Florida and will star the greatest ensemble of martial arts legends ever assembled… anywhere… ever! Hot cars! Sunny beaches! Epic battles! Bad guys! And even some bad girls! Not since the FAST AND THE FURIOUS has a movie screen had this much high octane action! Your face will melt from the heat of the battles! This will be the greatest ensemble of real martial artists since ENTER THE DRAGON and FORCE FIVE!


When troubled teen Robbie moves to Cocoa Beach, Florida from Detroit after his grandmother has had enough of his antics, 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 (the prettiest girl in school), 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 (played by action legends Cynthia “Lady Dragon” Rothrock and Don “The Dragon” Wilson) are there to coach and train Robbie. 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 will Robbie ever be ‘the man’ in Rina’s eyes? Find out when everything comes to a head in a final showdown that pits legends of traditional martial arts against MMA fighters in a battle you will have to see to believe.

Director: Michael Baumgarten
Producers: Cheryl Wheeler Duncan, James Wilson, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, Cynthia ‘Lady Dragon’ Rothrock, Michael Baumgarten
Associate Producers: Ewart Chin, Keith Blomberg
Cast: Cynthia Rothrock, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Nassim Lahrizi, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, TJ Power, Matthew Ziff