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Ralph Macchio gets kick on 'Dancing with Stars'

Updated: April 3, 2011, 11:09 AM ET
By Cary Chow

LOS ANGELES -- The dojo may be closed, but Ralph Macchio is flashing the same type of footwork on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" that left the Cobra Kai with a crane kick to the face. Like Daniel LaRusso at the All Valley Karate Tournament, Macchio stands atop the "DWTS" standings, partly because of his past.

"They [viewers] grew up with some of those characters," says the 49-year-old karate dad. "We always connect to something from our childhood, especially if it inspired ...

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