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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Did You Know?
The last spin kick that Daniel is hit with before he is saved by Mr. Miyagi actually hit Ralph Macchio
and hurt him. See more
When Daniel is playing soccer at the beach, the sweat stains on the back of his shirt change significantly between shots. See more
[Daniel has just scored the winning point with a kick to Johnny's chin, thus winning the championship... ring announcer prepares to present trophy
THE NEW CHAMPION...
[in tears and with a bloodied face taking trophy from ring announcer and presenting it himself to Daniel
You're all right, LaRusso!
[to Johnny, as Daniel's being carried off the ring by the enthusiastic crowd
Thanks a lot!
Referenced in The Office: The Fire
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Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Baxter Robertson
Produced by Bill Conti
and Baxter Robertson
Performed by Baxter Robertson
Courtesy of RCA Records See more