Judo's Gentle Tiger
RS114 Judo's Gentle Tiger This feature film is quite possibly the forunner of the KARATE KID it was shot in the late 1970's and tells a story of a young boy who studies Judo to find himself. The young boy who is Japanese is training in Judo and becomes a champion not just on the mat but also in life as his teacher Judo's legendary George Harris (1964 Olympian) teaches him not just the art and science of Judo the Gentle way but also the art of happieness and his teaching of the phrase Shabummi to his students makes the difference. The boy who was born to a Japanese mother and an American father finds hjimself living with his father who has no appreciation for the Martial arts and only understands the language of money. Without giving away the story the father in the end comes full circle and his son becomes a hero to the father as he teaches his father the true meaning of life thru his martial arts. 60 minutes full color.