Move over Ralph Macchio… and Hilary Swank… and Jaden Smith (can they stop remaking the same movie already?). There’s a new “karate kid” in town, but she’s the real deal. Meet Jesse-Jane McParland, a soft-spoken 9-year-old from Ireland’s County Armagh, who’s ready to give the legendary Jackie Chan a run for his martial arts money.
Jesse recently took the stage on Britain’s Got Talent and completely floored judges and viewers when she suddenly busted out into the most fierce martial arts routine, complete with killer attack moves and precision sword wielding.
“I used to do ballet and Irish dancing, but I didn’t like it.”
As for why she got into karate, Jesse said, “I used to do ballet and Irish dancing, but I didn’t like it.” Clearly, this pint-sized powerhouse has found her true calling.
Check out Jesse’s latest BGT performance from the May 29 semi-finals. It’s equally as impressive, terrifying and entertaining. The one difference… she takes down several adult ninjas in this one.