Golden Age Karate

Published on July 4, 2024
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! A high school student helps a group of senior citizens get through a vulnerable time — by teaching them karate.

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Synopsis:
Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame at 10 years old, Jeff Wall is a teenage karate pro. But that’s not even his greatest achievement.

Best friends with his grandparents, Jeff wanted to pass along his passion for the dojo to a community he felt needed it most — senior citizens. He began teaching seniors self-defense at a local nursing home, giving them tools to feel in control, connected and cared for.

In “Golden Age Karate,” Jeffery and his mother Valerie show us that there’s no age too young to help — or too old kick butt.

Director:
Sindha Agha

Producers:
Malcolm Pullinger & Rachel Serada Barth

Editor:
Matty Neikrug

Production Manager:
Valentina Clerici

Featuring:
Jeff Wall Jr., Valerie Wall

Executive Producers:
Mohammad Gorjestani, Taylor Feltner, Cayce Cole, Omid Fatemi, Ashley Rodholm, Sam Bathe, Ariana Blair, Elyse Kanagaratnam, Olivia Kingsley

Still Photography:
Bridget Bennett, Da’Shaunae Marisa, Maddie McGarvey, Valerie Wall

Additional Cinematography:
Valerie Wall, Alanna Wall, Laila Jones

Sound Operator:
Zach Mueller

Sound Design & Mix:
Daniel Woo

Color:
Matty Neikrug

This film is a co-production of Even/Odd and Zendesk.
Filmed and photographed on location in Dayton, Ohio.
© 2021 Zendesk Inc.

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