We did spend the weekend watching the World Cup matches out of South Africa and by the end of the weekend Walsh seemed much more interested in playing soccer than he did three years ago when he wandered aimlessly around the field.
It made me start to wonder if watching a month of games and getting into the excitement of this international tournament would increase the number of kids signing up to play soccer next fall?
The New York Daily News is reporting that local Kung Fu classes are overflowing thanks TV shows like “SpongeBob” and the remake of the movie “The Karate Kid,” which made a whopping $56 million this weekend at the Box Office.
“After ‘Kill Bill’ came out, people came in wanting to break wood using one punch. They see it and they want to try it.”
“Believe it or not, people want to do SpongeBob karate,” says Paramithis, referring to the porous cartoon character’s board-chopping antics.
Do you think watching movies or TV about sports will influence your kids’ choices in what sports they want to participate? Did your kids seem more excited about soccer watching the World Cup?
Did you see the new “Karate Kid” this weekend? Were your kids interested in kung fu classes afterwards?
Did you want to take karate classes after seeing the Ralph Macchio version in the 1980s?