Interesting Details Fans Noticed In 'The Karate Kid' Movies That We Definitely Missed

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The Karate Kid, and it's sequels, is an incredible '80s classic that can be watched over and over again. With a meaningful storyline, action packed fight scenes, and a cast of interesting characters, it's no wonder why it's become such a favorite among fans. More than a few passionate fans managed to spot some truly interesting details about the film.

Check out these interesting details from The Karate Kid franchise spotted by fans, and don't forget to vote!


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    241 VOTES

    The Song Mr. Miyagi Sings In 'The Karate Kid' Is Historically Accurate

    From Redditor u/Twisted_Schwartz_:

    In The Karate Kid, the song Pat Morita sings as Mr. Miyagi is remembering his late wife is one he actually heard when he was a prisoner at the Gila River War Internment Camp during WWII.

    241 votes
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    197 VOTES

    Mr. Miyagi's Labeling Okinawa As A Country In 'The Karate Kid' Is Historically Accurate

    From Redditor u/shaka_sulu:

    In The Karate Kid, Mr Miyagi says his country is Okinawa, not Japan. Although the island of Okinawa is part of Japan, most Okinawans separate themselves from the rest of Japan. Plus Mr Miyagi was an interned Japanese that fought for the US during WWII meaning he forswore allegiance to Japan.

    197 votes
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    242 VOTES

    Mr. Miyagi Never Turns His Back On Kreese In 'The Karate Kid'

    From Redditor u/BobbyQuarters:

    When Mr. Miyagi and Daniel leave the Cobra Kai dojo in The Karate Kid, Miyagi never turns his back on his opponent, perceiving Kreese as a threat and protects Daniel as they walk out.

    242 votes
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    186 VOTES

    One Of The All Valley Tournament Semi-Finalists In 'The Karate Kid' Is Mr. Miyagi's Stunt Double

    From Redditor u/dartmaster666:

    In The Karate Kid, Darryl Vidal, wearing a body suit and a bald cap, is Pat Morita's stunt double when Mr. Myagi is practicing the crane technique at the beach. And although they use his real name during the tournament, he is only credited as "Karate Semi-Finalist."

    186 votes
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    150 VOTES

    The Song Chozen Plays In The Car Foreshadows Daniel's Future Humiliation In 'The Karate Kid Part II'

    From Redditor u/TooleyLives:

    In The Karate Kid Part 2, When Chozen picks Miyagi and Daniel up at the airport, he changes the radio till the song 'Fascination Waltz' pops up then he looks at Daniel and nods, the same song played in the country club where Daniel was humiliated in The Karate Kid, foreshadowing his future humiliation.

    150 votes
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    154 VOTES

    Mr. Miyagi's Wife In 'The Karate Kid' Died In An Internment Camp

    From Redditor u/AHeartOfGoal:

    In The Karate Kid, when Daniel reads the letter Mr. Miyagi's holding while crying, he mentions that his wife died in childbirth at "Manzanar Relocation Center". This means that Miyagi's pregnant wife was thrown in an internment camp while he was fighting for the US Army in WWII.

    154 votes