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Their apartment's handyman is an eccentric, but kindly and humble Okinawan immigrant named Mr. Daniel befriends Ali Mills, a high school cheerleader, which draws the attention of her arrogant ex-boyfriend Johnny Lawrence, a skilled practitioner and top student from the "Cobra Kai" dojo, where he studies an unethical and vicious form of karate.
Johnny and his Cobra Kai gang continually bully Daniel.
The film received universal acclaim from critics, many of whom praised the action sequences, writing, storyline, acting performances, and music.
The film was also a commercial success, grossing over million worldwide, making it among the highest grossing films of 1984.
Johnny advances to the finals, scoring three unanswered points against Darryl Vidal.
Kreese instructs his second-best student Bobby Brown, one of his more compassionate students and the least vicious of Daniel's tormentors, to disable Daniel with an illegal attack to the knee.
Their bond develops, and Miyagi opens up to Daniel about his life that includes the dual loss of his wife and son in childbirth at the Manzanar internment camp while he was serving with the 442nd Infantry Regiment during World War II in Europe, where he received the Medal of Honor. Miyagi's teaching, Daniel learns not only karate, but also important life lessons such as the importance of personal balance, reflected in the principle that martial arts training is as much about training the spirit as the body.
Daniel applies the life lessons that Miyagi has taught him to strengthen his relationship with Ali.
The Karate Kid was theatrically released in the United States on June 22, 1984.
Daniel's training starts with menial chores that he believes only makes him Miyagi's slave.
When he becomes frustrated, Miyagi demonstrates that these actions have helped him to learn defensive blocks through muscle memory.
Kamen drew inspiration from his own life when writing the film.
Preparations for the film began immediately after the final edit of the script was complete, and casting took place between April and June 1983.
Bobby reluctantly does so, severely injuring Daniel and getting disqualified in the process.