Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Karate Kid (1984)

The ultimate 80s underdog story.  Lanky Daniel La Russo's the new kid in Reseda and takes an interest in the ex-girlfriend of the local bully.  Pretty soon he's tormented by him and his karate-chopping friends.  Enter Mr. Miyagi to the rescue. Through extensive training Daniel turns into a martial arts master, taking down the evil Johnny Lawrence and bringing hope to the smaller kids on the playground.

The Karate Kid was filmed in Harrison, NJ, Sedona, AZ and Los Angeles, Reseda, Encino, North Hollywood, Canoga Park, Northridge, Malibu, Norwalk and Westlake Village CA

Location: The La Russo's Leave Newark
Address: Franklin Ave heading north to Hamilton St, Harrison, NJ

Location: Daniel's Apartment Complex
Address: 192233 Saticoy Street, Reseda, CA

Location: The Beach
Address: 35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA    Leo Carrillo Beach

Location: The High School
Address: 5607 Capistrano Avenue, Woodlands Hills, CA  

Formerly Charles Evans Junior High

Location: The Orient Express Restaurant
Address: 5410 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  

Location: Cobra Kai Dojo #1
Address: 5410 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Location: Cobra Kai Dojo #2
Address: 5223 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA

Location: Ali's House
Address: 4072 Alonzo Avenue, Encino, CA

Location: Golf N Stuff
Address: 10555 W Firestone Boulevard, Norwalk, CA

A mecca to any kid... or kid at heart.  I'd have my own parking spot if I lived near one.

Location: The Country Club
Address: 880 S Westlake Boulevard, Westlake Village, CA    Hyatt Westlake Plaza

That was the best shot I could get through the gap in the doors.

This was also used as the Palm Springs hotel on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000)

Location: All Valley Karate Championship
Address: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA

The Matadome at Cal State Northridge

You're the best!  Around!  Nothing's ever gonna bring you down!

Locations Visited: November 2015, March 2016, June 2021, April 2023

Related Locations:

The Karate Kid Part II (1986)Cobra Kai (2016-)Bananarama - Cruel Summer (1984)