Talk:The Karate Kid
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- 1 Martial arts terms
- 2 Quotes?
- 3 Style?
- 4 Mistakes?
- 5 Death of Mr Miyagi?
- 6 karate style?
- 7 Missing Link
- 8 Fair use rationale for Image:Karate kid.jpg
- 9 Based on an article?
- 10 This page has been maliciously edited...
- 11 Quotes
- 12 TV airing
- 13 The Karate Kid - "The Real McCoy"
- 14 Medal of Honor?
- 15 Requested move
Martial arts terms
Corrected the use of terms such as "dojo" and "sensei" when discussing Laimon's Cobra Kai gym in Vegas. Such terms have no meaning in BJJ and MMA, and are not used. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 06:58, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
Would it be ok to add a quotes section? After all, there is one on the KK3 page, and all the best ones come from the original. "always look eye"Luke 23:16, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
- the irony being that japanese people would never do this Thedarxide 14:22, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
It would be nice to see a Quotes section here.
Is this page written in a standard Wikipedia style? It reads somewhat unlike most others.
SpaceCaptain 00:15, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I have also changed the "direction" because of WikiFilms standards. --^BuGs^ 10:15, 4 November 2005 (UTC)
Is it really the place of an encyclopedia to point out continuity errors in the film? Especially somewhat irrelevant ones (i.e. the direction of the radio during the fight scene?) Probably more at home on IMDB than here
I liked the "errors" section. Yea, it's a classic, but it's also interesting to hear about stuff that you don't normally hear about every day. 184.108.40.206 07:04, 20 October 2005 (UTC)mightyafrowhitey
Don't know how wikpedia works, so bear with me... In the part about the remake, it states taht "On September 27th, 2008, IGN reported...," the problem being that that date hasn't happened yet. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:23, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
Death of Mr Miyagi?
On the Mr Miyagi page it states that the character has died. Where in The Karate Kid canon does it mention Mr Miyagi's death? And, is there a significant The Karate Kid canon outside of the films? --Bentonia School 16:52, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
- Goju ryu is probably the closest Thedarxide 14:26, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
- I would agree on Goju Ryu as well. Considering the fact that Mr. Miyagi's last name is Miyagi. And the founder of Okinawan Goju Ryu is Chojun Miyagi. It could be just an incredible conceidence, but it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to use the name Miyagi as an homage.
- Rayghost (talk) 02:40, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
- I don't have an official source but I've always been told they were actually using either kung fu (not sure what style) or tai kwon do because whilst karate was the most well know martial art at the time the director/studio didn't think it looked exciting enough. Danikat (talk) 19:59, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
- I concur that it was at least as much Goju-ryu as anything else. I studied that style back in college (in nineteen mumble-mumble), and many of the moves Mr. Miyagi teaches him are indistinguishable from Goju-ryu ones; particularly the "paint-a-fence." That said, I did not see the Crane stance that Daniel used during my training, but that may be because I only got as far as a green belt; who knows?
- I have not found any source that indicates the style used, and I'm apparently not alone in that, since the article doesn't actually say.
- Submitted for what it's worth...
- *Septegram*Talk*Contributions* 17:11, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
I propose that a link be added to the original, non-commercial Karate Kid site at www.fast-rewind.com/kkid/
It seems a significant omission? Fanpot 16:11, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Fair use rationale for Image:Karate kid.jpg
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Based on an article?
Why is The Karate Kid listed in Category:Films based on newspaper and magazine articles? There's nothing here that says it was based on a newspaper or magazine article. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 05:49, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
- Similarly, there is an unusual link to a cheap-looking website for "the real Karate Kid" with no explanation whatsoever. I will delete this link; please justify its inclusion before replacing it. --Do Not Talk About Feitclub (contributions) 14:46, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
It was most likely there because Detective Comics (better known as DC comics) owned the rights to the name "Karate Kid" who was one of their Legion of Superheroes characters and their permission had to be gained for the making of this movie. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:52, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
This page has been maliciously edited...
Yeah, the get him a body bag quote was a classic cultural scene from the 1980's. How could one not have it in there??
When I saw some parts of the film on AMC yesterday and the pitch remained lower than its regular pitch. I wonder why they did that.
The Karate Kid - "The Real McCoy"
You should add the real Karate Kid talk and webpage of the Real Karate Kid person Grand Master Hashi Bill DeClemente. The webpage its http://www.thekaratekid.com/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by WMACPR (talk • contribs) 13:18, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
Medal of Honor?
The article states that Miyagi won the Medal of Honor. In the film, when Daniel finds the medal and holds it up and looks at it, he looks at it and reads the word "valor". I don't know much about military medals, but if it says "valor" on it, doesn't that mean it is the Medal of Valor? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 21:51, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
- Good question, but there are many military medals given out for valor and if you goto the Medal of Honor page you will see that the medal itself in some of its forms had the word "valor" on it. I think we can keep the statement as is. Ckruschke (talk) 14:37, 30 December 2013 (UTC)Ckruschke
- I have to disagree. There is no such Army award named "Medal of Valor" and its capitalization denotes a proper noun. The medal depicted in this movie's scene is specifically the Medal of Honor. While there are various military awards given for valor, such as the Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Distinguished Service Cross, as illustrated here, only the nation's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, has the word "Valor" inscribed thereon. So I've changed the wording accordingly, with a wikilink. In so doing, this article will also be consistent with this section of Miyagi's fictional bio. talk 15:49, 11 July 2015 (UTC)