"Iron Man" Becomes Karate Kid

5/8/2008 2:11 PM PDT
Former drug addict-turned-"Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr. is riding a new high these days -- and has the kicks to prove it.

The 43-year-old box office superhero (left) channeled his inner Ralph Macchio while practicing martial arts with an instructor in his L.A. driveway on Wednesday.

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