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  • Miyagi is doing his "catch the fly with the chopsticks" bit, and Daniel walks in.
    Daniel: What are you doing?
    Miyagi: Man who catch fly with chopsticks, accomplish anything!
    Daniel: May I try? (almost immediately catches the fly) Look! Mr. Miyagi! I did it!
    Miyagi: (throws his chopsticks down in disgust) You beginner luck!
  • When the monks take up Julie's wish to visit her in Boston. Miyagi takes them out on the town.
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  • Zen Bowling.
  • "Mercy is for the weak. We do not train to be merciful here. Man face you he is enemy. Enemy deserve no mercy... HONK!"
  • This moment in the first film:
    Daniel: But when am I gonna learn how to punch?
    Miyagi (rocking the boat): Learn how punch when learn how keep dry!
    Daniel: (falls out of boat, yelps)
    Miyagi (laughing uproariously) Oh-ho, Daniel-san, you all wet behind ear! (Continues laughing, leaning back and nearly falling out of the boat)
  • Miyagai and inanimate objects
    • Julie asks Miyagi "When are you going to teach me to break boards and stuff?" Miyagi answers "Why you want to break boards? What boards ever do to you?"
    • After they arrive in Okinawa and see a poster of Sato breaking a log with his bare hand, Daniel asks Miyagi if he could do that. Miyagi snarks, "Don't know. Never been attacked by tree."
    • Another case of Miyagi vs inanimate objects from the first film, when some hooligans leave a bunch of beer bottles on Miyagi's truck. They refuse to leave, so Miyagi chops the bottles in half with one swing, terrifying them away. When Daniel asks how he did that, Miyagi replies "Don't know. First time trying."
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  • Pretty much most of Daniel's reactions to Miyagi's eccentricities.
  • The part where Miyagi, Daniel and Ali trick Pat Johnson into letting her be on the sidelines so she could translate Miyagi's instructions.
    Pat: Only Teachers and Students on the competition floor sorry.
    Daniel: Oh, but he doesn't speak English and I can't understand his instructions without her. She's his translator.
    Miyagi: (speaks Japanese gibberish)
    Pat: What did he say?
    Ali: He said you remind him of an uncle of his in Tokyo.
    Pat: Well I guess it's alright.
    Miyagi: (speaks more Japanese gibberish)
    Pat: What's that?
    Ali: He says you're very kind.
    Pat: Oh, thank you.
    Miyagi: Welcome.
    Pat: (looks bewildered)
  • In the third film when Silver tries to take on Miyagi he starts making Funny Bruce Lee Noises at him. Once Miyagi finishes kicking his ass he waves his hands around in a goofy fashion and mockingly does the same.
  • Miyagi and Julie discuss her upcoming prom in The Next Karate Kid:
    Miyagi: You tell Eric we go to prom.
    Julie: What do you mean "we", Mr. Miyagi?
    Miyagi: Miyagi drive car.
    Julie: Mr. Miyagi, it doesn't really work that way.
    Miyagi: Then Mr. Miyagi stay at home and wait like anxious parent.
    • Then Eric shows up to a house full of visiting monks. He takes it in stride, but one can only imagine what he must be thinking. And as if that weren't enough, the poor guy ends up on the business end of Miyagi's Twerp Sweating...while Miyagi is holding a knife. (He's chopping vegetables).
  • When Daniel asks Miyagi about his skill at karate, he asks what kind of belt he has. Miyagi's reply: "Canvas. You like? JC Penney, $3.98!"
    Miyagi: In Okinawa, belt mean no need rope hold up pants!
    • Likewise later on, during the now memetic Wax On, Wax Off scene, Daniel takes note of just how many vehicles are in Miyagi's front yard.
    Daniel: Hey, where'd all these cars come from?
    Miyagi: Detroit!


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