There is more to karate than fighting. This is the lesson that Daniel (Macchio), a San Fernando Valley teenager, is about to learn from a most unexpected teacher: Mr. Miyagi (Morita), an elderly handman who also happens to be a master of martial arts. When he rescues Daniel from the Cobra Kai, a vicious gang of karate school bullies, Miyagi instils in his young friend the importance of honour and confidence as well as skills in self-defenCe, vital lessons that will be called into play when a hopelessly outclassed Daniel faces Johnny, the sadistic leader of the Cobra Kai, in a no-holds-barred karate tournament for the championship of the valley.
Karate Kid II
Returning with Daniel (Ralph Macchio) to his Okinawa home for the first time in 45 years, Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita) encounters Yukie (Nobu McCarthy), the woman he left behind when he immigrated to America. And just as Daniel falls in love with her teenage niece, Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita), two enemies arise to challenge both couples’ happiness: Sato (Danny Kamekona), the man whom Yukie was once supposed to marry, and Chozen (Yuji Okumoto), his vicious nephew who’s taken an instant dislike to Daniel. And now, to satisfy their family honour, they’ve challenged Miyagi and Daniel each to a duel, karate matches so brutal, that only the winners shall survive.
Karate Kid III
Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki “Pat” Morita return with more invaluable lessons about life, honour and friendship in THE KARATE KID PART III, directed by Oscar(r)-winner John G. Avildsen (Best Directing, Rocky 1976). John Kreese (Martin Kove) is back and more dangerous than ever! Blaming Daniel (Macchio) and Miyagi (Morita) for the loss of his karate school, the revenge-obsessed sensei asks evil martial arts master Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) to help him win back the All Valley Championship and avenge his honour. So when Miyagi wisely refuses to help him defend a plastic trophy, Daniel unwisely decides to train with Terry instead, unaware he’s being set up for a terrible fall.