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?
Mr. Miyagi is named for Chogun Miyagi, who became the forerunner of karate-jutsu in Okinawa, Japan. 'Sensei Miyagi' as he was called, created his own style of karate-jutsu, which he dubbed 'Goju Ryu', which means 'hard and soft style'. See more
The newspapers that Miyagi saves are over 40 years old. They are not in plastic, and yet they seem bright and new. They should be yellowed, old, thin, frayed, torn, creased and have little holes in them. See more
[some drunks were drinking and setting their beer bottles on Mr. Miyagi's truck
Excuse me, please. Boy cold. Must leave. Kindly remove bottles.
Yahoo at Beach
Kindly do it yourself, Mr. Moto.
Referenced in Step by Step: Karate Kid
Written by John Mark and Richard Fenton
Produced by John Ryan
Performed by Broken Edge
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