Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. She has a wonderful new job, but Daniel quickly discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights, but he is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel soon find out the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude in the form of their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. When his training begins, Daniel doesn't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He taught him the secret to Karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands.
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(Johnny) had no martial arts experience prior to being cast in the film. However, he was an accomplished wrestler. See more
When Daniel picks up Ali for their first date and his mother's station wagon won't start, they push start it and ask Ali to "pop the clutch", however you can hear the starter is used to start the engine. See more
[Bobby is about to face Daniel in the semifinals
Bobby - I want him out of commission.
But Sensei, I can beat this guy!
I don't want him beat.
But I'll be disqualified!
Out of commission.
Referenced in Chikara JoshiMania Night I
Written by John Mark and Richard Fenton
Produced by John Ryan
Performed by Broken Edge
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