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
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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 studio wanted to drop the "drunk Miyagi" scene, feeling it slowed the pace down. Director John G. Avildsen
argued for it and has felt it was the scene that got Pat Morita
nominated for an Oscar. See more
When Daniel and Ali are talking on the soccer field you see two soccer balls in the background by the cheerleaders. They then cut to a closeup with Daniel and Ali talking. When the camera cuts back to the cheerleaders, the two soccer balls have disappeared with only one of them coming back yet it comes back on the left of the screen. See more
[Johnny approaches Daniel at school, and gives him an application for the All-Valley Tournament
Here. You'll need to fill this out and send it in, okay? Just so they'll know where to claim the body.
Let me ask you something... We both know you can stomp me, so why rub it in?
Maybe I like to.
Ever stop to ask yourself if maybe HE
[obviously referring to Kreese
might be wrong? At least, about some things?
[Johnny has to turn away and count to ten to keep himself from exploding
Referenced in Fish Story
Written by Dave Merenda
(as David Merenda)
Produced by Dave Merenda
(as David Merenda) and Brooks Arthur
Performed by Commuter
Courtesy of Chrysalis Music Group See more