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VIDEO: Taylor Lautner's The Karate Kid On Tonight Show

Nov. 24 2009, Published 12:31 p.m. ET

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New Moon’s Taylor Lautner's martial arts past was uncovered on Monday's edition of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, as Conan played a clip of the very talented actor as a child, showing off his considerable jousting skills with a long metal stick.

Lautner's flashy moves came as the result of years of honing his martial arts skills, as the hunky 17-year-old said he was devoted to learning the self-defense form from the age of 6-years-old until he hit his teens.

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"That is extreme martial arts," he said.

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