Apparently, the All Valley Tournament rule where the defending champion only fights in the finals (as seen in The Karate Kid Part III
(1989) has been abandoned, because Xander, the defending champion, had to work his way through the tournament. See more
Look, Robby... your dad and I, we have our issues. But you and him? That's another story.
I'm sorry I lied to you, Mr. LaRusso. I just wanted to get back at him.
I know. But you're never gonna find balance that way. You can't let that bad blood change who you are. I'm not saying you need to like the guy. I know I never will. But he... he is your father. And believe me, you're lucky to have one. You just gotta try to remember, he's... he's not a monster. He's just a guy with a lot of demons. Mr. ...