In Tribute to John Avildsen: My Introduction to THE KARATE KID

Originally published on June 17, 2017 I did not think I would be writing about THE KARATE KID films almost a year to the day after I made my debut on YOMYOMF, with my 30th anniversary overview of the second film. However, with yesterday’s loss of director John G. Avildsen at age 81, it only …