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 <email@example.com>
He taught him the secret to Karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands.
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Did You Know?
During the scene where Mr. Miyagi is drunk and celebrating an "anniversary," he reveals that he served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army, an Asian American unit composed of mostly Japanese Americans (many of whom had been in internment camps) who fought in Europe during the Second World War and soon became the most highly decorated unit in the history of the American military. See more
When Daniel is at school talking to Ali and Susan, he says he has a "bike". They ask him what kind of motorcycle he has, and he says a "Miyagi Turbo". He has not yet learned Miyagi's name. 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.
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