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Ariel Torres is a real-life Karate Kid and Team USA's best chance at a medal in karate at this summer's Tokyo Olympics.
Torres started karate at the age of 6 at the suggestion of a pediatrician to control his endless energy.
The hit Netflix show is giving the sport a rebirth just in time for fans to cheer on athletes like Torres in Tokyo.
Torres is ranked number 10 in the world in his sport and is a featured "Got Milk" sponsored athlete.
On this Dying to Ask:
- Why Ariel says the Olympic postponement is the only reason he has a shot at competing in Tokyo this summer.
- What happened to him during quarantine that changed him as a man and as an athlete.
- How the Netflix show "Cobra Kai" is fueling karate's growth as a sport.
- And how you can be a more disciplined person by utilizing a few tricks from Ariel's training.