Keisuke Miyagi

Keisuke Miyagi

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Keisuke Miyagi

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also known as Mr. Miyagi, is a fictional karate master, played by Japanese-American actor Pat Morita, who mentors the characters Daniel LaRusso and Julie Pierce in the Karate Kid films. Morita earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in the first film.

Robert Mark Kamen stated that Mr. Miyagi was named after Chōjun Miyagi, the founder of Goju Ryu Karate-Do.The Karate Kid Blu-Ray

Fictional biography

An ethnic Okinawan immigrant to the United States, Keisuke Miyagi learned karate originally from his father, who had been a fisherman. Miyagi initially had a job working for the father of his best friend, Sato, who was also taught karate by Miyagi's father. When Miyagi fell in love with a young woman named Yukie, who was arranged to marry Sato, Sato felt dishonored by this, and challenged Miyagi to a fight to the death. To avoid the fight, Miyagi left Okinawa and emigrated to the United States.The Karate Kid, Part II

After leaving Los Angeles for BU, was interned in the Manzanar Japanese internment camp in California during World War II. During this time, Miyagi joined the U.S. Army and received the Medal of HonorThe Karate Kid; 1984 (he was a member of the real and much-storied 442nd Infantry Regiment, in fact the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the United States Armed Forces, including 21 Medal of Honor recipients). He also...
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