The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid quotes

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Mr. Kesuke Miyagi
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John Kreese: Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it?
Cobra Kai: No, Sensei!
John Kreese: Pain does not exist in this dojo, does it?
Cobra Kai: No, Sensei!
John Kreese: Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it?
Cobra Kai: No, Sensei!
John Kreese: Prepare! What do we study here?
Cobra Kai: The way of the fist, sir!
John Kreese: And what is that way?
Cobra Kai: Strike first, strike hard, no mercy, sir!
John Kreese: I can't hear you!
Cobra Kai: Strike first, strike hard, no mercy, sir!


John Kreese: 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. What is the problem, Mr. Lawrence?

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Now, ready?
Daniel LaRusso: Yeah, I guess so.
Mr, Kesuke Miyagi: [sighs] Daniel-san, must talk. [they both kneel] 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?
Daniel LaRusso: Yeah, I understand.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Now, ready?
Daniel LaRusso: Yeah, I'm ready.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: First make sacred pact. I promise teach karate. That my part. You promise learn. I say, you do, no questions. That your part.

Daniel LaRusso: Wouldn't a fly swatter be easier?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Man who catch fly with chopsticks accomplish anything.
Daniel LaRusso: Ever catch one?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Not yet.

Daniel LaRusso: What where you doing on those stumps over there?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Called crane technique.
Daniel LaRusso: Does it work?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: If do right, no can defense.
Daniel LaRusso: Could you teach me?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine.
Daniel LaRusso: Where did you learn it from?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Father teach.
Daniel LaRusso: You must have had some father, man
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Oh, yes.

Daniel LaRusso: Hey, what kind of belt do you have?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Canvas. J.C. Penny. Three ninety-eight. You like. [laughs]
Daniel LaRusso: No, I meant...
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: In Okinawa, belt mean no need rope to hold up pants. [laughs; then, seriously] Daniel-san, karate here. [taps his head] Karate here. [taps his heart] Karate never here. [points to his belt] Understand?
Daniel LaRusso: I think so.

John Kreese: Sweep the leg. (referring to Daniel's injured leg)
[Johnny stares at him in shock]
John Kreese: Do you have a problem with that?
Johnny Lawrence: No, Sensei.
John Kreese: No mercy.

Daniel LaRusso: How come you didn't tell me?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Tell you what?
Daniel LaRusso: That you knew karate?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: You never ask?
Daniel LaRusso: Well, where did you learn it?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Father.
Daniel LaRusso: But I thought he was a fisherman.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: In Okinawa, all Miyagi know two things: fish and karate. Karate come from China, sixteenth century, called te, "hand". Hundred year later, Miyagi ancestor bring to Okinawa, call karate. "empty hand".
Daniel LaRusso: I always thought it came from Buddhist temples and stuff like that.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: You too much TV.
Daniel LaRusso: That what my mother tells me.

John Kreese: Bobby, I want him out of commission.
Bobby: But, Sensei, I can beat this guy.
John Kreese: I don't want him beaten.
Bobby: But I'll be disqualified.
John Kreese: Out of commission.

Daniel LaRusso: You're the best friend I've ever had!
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: You... pretty OK, too. Go, find balance. [chuckles]
[Daniel starts to drive away]
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Banzai, Daniel-san!
Daniel LaRusso: Hey, banzai!
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [beat; then; louder] Banzai!
Daniel LaRusso: [louder] Banzai!
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [shouts] Banzai!
Daniel La Russo: [shouts back] Banzai!

Daniel LaRusso: You're the best friend I've ever had!
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: You... pretty OK, too. Go, find balance. [chuckles]
[Daniel starts to drive away]
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Banzai, Daniel-san!
Daniel LaRusso: Hey, banzai!
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [beat; then; louder] Banzai!
Daniel LaRusso: [louder] Banzai!
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [shouts] Banzai!
Daniel La Russo: [shouts back] Banzai!

Tommy: Get him a body bag, yeah!

Johnny Lawrence: You're all right, LaRusso. [handing Daniel the tournament trophy]

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [on Daniel's birthday, after having already giving him a present] Go outside. Something show you.
Daniel LaRusso: What?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Number two present. [leads Daniel outside]
Daniel LaRusso: [walking and talking] Number two present? You don't have to give me anything. You've given me enough already. [Miyagi keeps walking, silently] No really, I'm serious.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [stops and points to his fleet of antique cars] Choose.
Daniel LaRusso: [surprised and hesitant] Oh, no...
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Hai! Hurt old man feeling. [points again] Choose.

Daniel LaRusso: This damn bike. I hate this bike. I hate this frigging bike. Stupid bike.
Lucille LaRusso: Daniel! What's the matter? Why did you throw your bike away?
Daniel LaRusso: Because I felt like it, Mum.