First Look: Will Smith’s Son Jaden is the New Karate Kid

Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan

Jasin Boland

updated 11/28/2009 AT 10:20 AM ET

originally published 11/29/2009 AT 11:00 AM ET

The boy’s got chops!

Learning the moves of a true martial arts fighter, Will Smith’s youngest son Jaden Smith is proving he has what it takes when he stars opposite Jackie Chan in a remake of the 1984 classic, The Karate Kid, due in theaters June 11.

“I trained every day for four months with Master Wu [the film’s fight coordinator],” Jaden, 11, tells PEOPLE as he takes on his first leading role as an American boy named Dre Parker who moves to China. “We did a lot of stretching.”


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