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When The Karate Kid hit theaters in 1984 I had no idea that I would be instantly hooked! In fact, I went back to see it again and again until I owned it on VHS! The story of Daniel LaRusso and the inspiration of Mr. Miyagi captured my generation and, to this day, I can never get enough of this movie.


Watch the video: Me at Golf n' Stuff & Ali's House (The Karate Kid Film Locations Part 2). In this short video I visit the school campus used as Daniel and Ali's high school (Woodland Hills, CA), the house used as Ali Mills' house (Encino, CA), and Golf n' Stuff where Daniel and Ali had their first date (Norwalk, CA)!

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We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions. • Mr. Miyagi


Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later [makes squish gesture] get squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do “yes” or karate do “no.” You karate do “guess so,” [makes squish gesture] just like grape. Understand? • Mr. Miyagi


Oh, great, that solves everything for me. I'll just go down to the school and straighten it out with the teacher, no problem. • Daniel


Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important. • Mr. Miyagi


No you don't want to hear the truth. All you want to hear about is how great it is. Well it may be great for you but it SUCKS for me! I hate this place! I HATE IT! I just want to go home. Why can't we just go home? • Daniel


We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. Here, in the streets, in competition: A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy. • Sensei Kreese


No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Teacher say, student do. • Mr. Miyagi


When do I learn how to punch? • Daniel

Source of all quotes and images: The Karate Kid (1984) Columbia Pictures.

This page is intended as a fan tribute to the movie.