Directed by Sam Haft
Short | 29 min | Action, Comedy, Drama | USA
Our story follows Tommy Kang, a third-generation martial artist and son of a Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster who works at his father’s dojo. When his father passes away from cancer, slacker Tommy is forced to carry on the legacy of his father’s school and teachings. Accompanied by his childhood best friends, Biff and Millz, Tommy struggles with the burden of his family legacy while trying to find his own path through life.
While trying to balance his own ambitions and heritage, Tommy takes the easy way out and looks to sell the dojo and its trappings to his asshole uncle, Tek. Tek is a calculating businessman and Grandmaster in his own right, but is a sellout who runs a franchise of several “McDojos,” and lords his success over his burnout nephew. Meanwhile, Biff is forever a loyal employee and looks to improve the dojo in order to ensure its survival. Tommy, feeling guilty, leaves Biff in the dark about his desire to cash out and sell the school. As the prospect of selling looms, it becomes the impetus for Tommy to finally improve the school, though his friends don’t know that he’s doing so with dubious reasons.