When Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) and his mother (Taraji P. Henson) move into Detroit to China, Dre feels lost in the new reality, so different from the world known to him. Besieged and bitemu by the students of his school Dre, help comes from Mr. Han (Jackie Chan) – caretaker of the building, which mourns the loss of a great life. Han takes pity on Dre and agrees to teach him kung fu to defend himself boy. During joint training between the student and the teacher builds confidence, which turns into a healing of both friendship. Dre, being a geek video games and skateboarding, living with a single mother who is transferred to an office in China. The boy is difficult to adapt to a new environment due to the fact that it does not know Chinese. One day he is beaten by hooligans school. Han, who, seeing how little Dre practicing kicks the game, decides to teach him martial arts and Chinese.