10 Great Lessons From The Karate Kid (1984) Movie

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10 Great Lessons From The Karate Kid (1984) Movie

  1. 1. 10<br />Great<br />Lessons<br />Karate Kid Movie<br />Discover Life and Success Lessons From The Great Movie<br />
  2. 2. Daniel is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel soon find out the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude in the form of their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate. Here are 10 great <br />lessons we can learn from this movie :<br />
  3. 3. Lessons 1 : Life will knock you down.  You can choose whether to get back up. <br />Life is unpredictable. You’ll face setbacks. Things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes life can really seem unfair.  At the end of the day, it’s not what happens to you, but how you respond. One of the most important things you can do when you get knocked down, is get up again.  This is how you build your resiliency for whatever life may throw your way.  Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.<br />
  4. 4. Lessons 2 : You can choose whether to do or do not. There is no try.<br />When Mr. Miyagi asked Daniel if he was ready to learn Karate, Daniel’s response of “I guess so” pissed him off to no end.  The old man compared Daniel’s half-assed response to walking down <br />a road: walking on the left side of the road is fine, walking on the right side of the road is fine, but walking down the middle of the road will eventually get you squished.<br />
  5. 5. Lessons 3 : First learn stand, then learn fly.<br />Daniel desperately wanted to learn how to do  the crane kick.  Had Miyagi put the kid up on the stump and forced him to learn a Crane Kick before anything else, he might have failed miserably and given up.  Instead, he taught Daniel progressively more difficult strikes, balancing techniques, and blocks, built up his confidence, and only then did he allow Daniel-san to learn the Crane Kick.<br />“First learn stand…then learn fly…nature’s rule..Daniel-san, not mine.” — Mr. Miyagi <br />
  6. 6. Lessons 4 : In Okinawa, all Miyaki know two things : fish and karate <br />Growing up in Okinawa, Mr. Miyagi learned two things from his father: fishing, and karate.  How did he find time to become a great Karate master AND a great fisherman?  Because he found a good balance in his life and recognized the importance of having both. Mr. Miyagi said it best: “Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have a balance, everything be better.”<br />Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything. <br />
  7. 7. Lessons 5 : At the end of the day it just doesn’t matter.<br />Never forget that the only person you’re really competing with when it comes to your health is yourself. <br />Having a class system to determine your level is nice, but don’t let it be the only benchmark you use to determine your success. No matter how big, slow or weak you are compared to those around you, it really only matters if you’re getting healthier, faster, and stronger compared to the You from yesterday. <br />
  8. 8. Lessons 6 : March bravely into battle without an ounce of fear<br />Mr. Miyagi, the guy who could single-handedly defeat six Cobra Kai at once, was always scared to fight. Courage is not being fearless, but rather carrying on to perform the action despite being afraid. <br />As Miyagi said : “It’s okay to lose to opponent. It’s never okay to lose to FEAR!” Unless it’s going to actually kill you, sometimes you just have to get out of your head, turn off your brain, and go for it.<br />
  9. 9. Lessons 7 : Don’t play practical jokes on the guys who will kill you.<br />When a bunch of karate-knowing guys want to kicks your ass, it’s not a good idea to play practical jokes on them. Daniel-san thought it would be funny to splash water on the Cobra Kai dudes. Of course, Mr. Miyagi saves him. So, you must avoid the guys who are trying to kill you. You can’t count on a Mr. Miyagi to save you.<br />
  10. 10. Lessons 8 : Nothing in life is free<br />People who saw the movie thought Mr. Miyagi is just teaching Daniel karate by making him do all that work around the house (wax on; wax off).  But he was teaching him how to earn his keep. What<br />was Mr. Miyagi supposed to do?  Teach him for free? You think the Cobra Kais were getting taught for free.  No way. You want something, then you have to pay for it one way or another. That’s life. <br />
  11. 11. Lessons 9 : Don’t brag about doing something until you’ve actually done it.<br />“Get ‘em a body bag…yeeaaaaahhhhhh.” It’s better to keep your goals to yourself. The thing is until you’ve completed something, it’s better to keep your mouth shut. Those Cobra Kai dudes shouldn’t have been bragging about how they were going to beat poor Daniel-san. Now, they look like idiots and even Kreese doesn’t want to have anything to do with them.<br />
  12. 12. Lessons 10: Don’t listen to stupid people (even if they claim to be a “master”)<br />Stop listening to them and take off. The Karate Kid is really about Johnny. Johnny tanked the match and let Daniel win–just to piss off Mr. “Sweep the Leg”. Remember when Daniel tried the “no can defend” crane kick in Karate Kid II and got it blocked? Johnny thought Kreese was an asshole and tanked the match just to show him that he’s not going to listen to his crap anymore.<br />
  13. 13. We may have/had several Mr. Miyagi’s (teachers and mentors) in our lives, or we may be getting our lessons from the school of life. Or both. In life there will be things we go through, lessons we learn, that we didn’t ask for or want. Think about your own life. What experiences have you had that didn’t make sense to you at the time, but made sense to you later? This is how life is!!!<br />
  14. 14. Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. <br />Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through <br />nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. <br />Don't forget to breathe, very important. <br />Thank You Very Much<br />SompongYusoontorn<br />

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