The life of Fumio Demura, the greatest karate master of a generation.


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Credited cast:
John G. Avildsen ... Self
Billy Blanks ... Self
Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle ... Self (as Lauro Chartrand)
Michael Chavez Michael Chavez ... Self
Fumio Demura ... Self
Emil Farkas Emil Farkas ... Self
Isaac Florentine ... Self
William Christopher Ford ... Self
Togo Igawa ... Self
Pat E. Johnson ... Self
Sean Kanan ... Self
Ken Kazama Ken Kazama ... Self
Shin Koyamada ... Self
Tak Kubota Tak Kubota ... Self
Dolph Lundgren ... Self


The life of Fumio Demura, the greatest karate master of a generation.

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Billy Blanks: He was so masterful... it looked like somebody took a pen and drew him in each movement, it was so precise.
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A nice portrait of a great in the martial arts world....even if you aren't into martial arts.
17 January 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While I studied karate for a few years when I was a teen, I am not in the target market for this documentary. I am not a martial arts afficiado and think it's important you know this, as it definitely has a bearing on my review and how worthwhile it is for you. I have a few friends who are nuts about the subject and one who is perennially on the US national martial arts THEY would be perfect folks to watch "The Real Miyagi".

This film is a biography of Japanese-born Fumio Demura, a man reputed to be one of the greatest practitioner of martial arts in the 20th century and a guy who had a huge impact on this in the States. Additionally, he was the stunt double for Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid" and the film follows his life.

Overall, this is a very interesting film--made more so since Demura is still alive and participated in making the movie. This one probably won't change your life, though it's nice hearing so many people speaking so glowingly and fondly about the man.

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22 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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