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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Only the 'Old One' could teach him the secrets of the masters.
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Did You Know?
In the scenes showing Mr. Miyagi wearing his Army Uniform, the award ribbons are incorrect as the ribbon signifying the Medal of Honor is always worn at the top and on a row by itself. It appears to the left on the first row. See more
I don't know if I know enough karate.
You sure know how to make a guy feel confident.
You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.
" (BOP BOP) ON THE BEACH"
Written by Mike Love
Produced by Mike Love
, Adrian Baker and Brooks Arthur
Performed by The Flirts
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