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The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts drama. The story follows Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), having recently moved to a new city where he meets a girl, gets bullied and beat up, and his subsequent karate training under an eccentric and kind Japanese man, Mr Miyagi (Pat Morita).

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What is Daniel's mother's profession in The Karate Kid?

In The Karate Kid, Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to southern California. He tells the new kid he meets that his mother works in computers or something. Daniel: My mom got a job with ...
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Do I need to watch any of the previous Karate Kid films for better understanding of Cobra Kai?

I wanted to start watching Cobra Kai but I have only seen The Karate Kid (1984) and The Next Karate Kid (1994). Do I need to see any other previous films before watching Cobra Kai for better ...
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Do The Karate Kid animated series share continuity with The Karate Kid franchise?

I used to watch The Karate Kid animated series back then but I never got to understand if it shares continuation with other live action films or not. What is the case? Is it canon to films or a spin-...
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Did the Cobra Kai students actually ignore the teaching?

In Karate Kid the mantra of the Cobra Kai Dojo is: We do not teach anyone to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. An enemy faces you he deserves no mercy. Within those 3 lines, it says we don'...
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Was Cobra Kai influenced by How I Met Your Mother?

In How I Met Your Mother a recurring joke was that Barney "doesn't get movies", so in the Karate Kid he roots for Johnny Lawrence whom he claims to be the actual karate kid. Later, Robin organizes a ...
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What is the purpose behind “wax on, wax off” in Karate Kid?

In The Karate Kid, his first lesson is cleaning and waxing his masters car. His master tells him to "wax on, wax off". Is the purpose of this simply to teach him the value of hard work?