The Martial Arts Kid

Theatrical Release: September 18, 2015
The Martial Arts Kid


Limited Theatrical Release – Robbie, an Ohio teen with an attitude, moves in with his aunt and uncle in sunny Florida. Robbie soon meets Rina, but her boyfriend, Bo, the town bully, beats Robbie down, just for talking to his girl. Robbie and Rina are destined to be together, but Robbie must fight to prove himself before that can happen. In this beachside town, Bo and his tough friends run things their way until Robbie learns martial arts, stands up to the bullies, and defends Rina and the community.

Dove Review

Robbie gets into trouble with police while living with his grandmother, and his mother passed away years ago. So Grandma sends him to live with his aunt and uncle. He no sooner gets to town when he runs into a bully who harasses him for talking to his girl.

When his aunt and he are threatened with a knife, his aunt takes action. She has had martial arts training, and Robbie finds out that his uncle is a master of the martial arts school. There, he learns not only how to protect himself and others, but also that the training of marital arts includes lessons of discipline, confidence and respect that apply to every aspect of life.

“The Martial Arts Kid” is a story about a boy who learns how to stand up for himself and protect others. It is a fun family movie that may spark conversations on bullying and protecting others without becoming a bully yourself. It is an entertaining film about good versus evil that may intrigue youngsters to join marital arts. We are proud to award “The Martial Arts Kid” the Dove Family Approved Seal for ages 12+, but with caution that the entire family could watch it, if not for some language and intense fighting scenes.

Content Description

Sex: Young couple kiss several times; woman flirts with man to make boyfriend jealous
Language: Kick Ass-2
Violence: Police chasing some teenagers and handcuffing them; bullying; young man punches another; woman protects herself and young boy from a young man with a knife; man tries to bullying and scam another man over money; man uses martial arts to save a man from being beaten up; man breaks another man's leg; three teenagers bully a kid on beach and woman steps in and helps protect kid; teenager is hit with towel in groin area; young man corners ex-girlfriend and takes her necklace and steps on it; boy threatens another; two different groups of martial arts groups fight; man grabs gun, but woman takes it away from him and shoots it in the air
Drugs: Teenager tries to buy cigarettes but is turned down
Nudity: Mild cleavage; woman in bathing suit, midriffs showing; shirtless men
Other: Protecting yourself and others; jealousy; death of a parent


Company: Traditionz Entertainment
Genre: Action
Runtime: 102 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, Kathryn Newton, Matthew Ziff
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe