Mr. Miyagi Quotes From The Karate Kid (Inspirational)

Looking for the famous quotes by Mr. Miyagi from the movie The Karate Kid? We have rounded up the best collection of Mr. Miyagi quotes, sayings, one-liners, dialogues, and captions, (with images and pictures) from the famous movie The Karate Kid.

Mr. Miyagi is a fictional karate master from Okinawa, Japan in The Karate Kid film series. Mr. Miyagi mentors Daniel LaRusso and Julie Pierce in the films.

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The Karate Kid has been one of the most popular classic movie that teaches kids love to watch again and again. It teaches kids the importance of balance in life,  never give up, love yourself, and never stand for bullying to uplift our energies.

Though these quotes and dialogues were in reference of a Karate teacher teaching his student, but the wise words are applicable to life, work, and other aspects of life.

Mr. Miyagi Quotes For Wisdom

  1. “Balance is Key” — Mr. Miyagi

    Mr Miyagi Balance Quote
    Mr Miyagi Balance Quote
  2. “Never keep lady waiting.” — Mr. Miyagi
  3. “If do right, no can defense.” — Mr. Miyagi
  4. “Never been attacked by a tree.” — Mr. Miyagi
  5. “Remember, best block no be there.” — Mr. Miyagi
  6. “Not everything is as looks, you know.” — Mr. Miyagi
  7. “Don’t forget to breathe, very important.” — Mr. Miyagi
  8. “Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance.” — Mr. Miyagi
  9. “You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.” — Mr. Miyagi
  10. “Man who catch fly with chopstick, accomplish anything.” — Mr. Miyagi
  11. “The answer is only important if you ask the right question.” — Mr. Miyagi
  12. “There’s no such thing as a bad student, only a bad teacher.” — Mr. Miyagi

    Famous Mr. Miyagi Quotes
    Famous Mr. Miyagi Quotes
  13. “Just remember, license can never replace eyes, ears, and a brain.” — Mr. Miyagi
  14. “Secret of punch is to make whole power of body fit into one inch.” — Mr. Miyagi
  15. “To make honey, a young bee needs a young flower, not an old prune.” — Mr. Miyagi
  16. “Win lose no matter, you make good fight, earn respect, then nobody bother.” — Mr. Miyagi

    Best Mr. Miyagi Quotes From The Karate Kid
    Best Mr. Miyagi Quotes From The Karate Kid
  17. “Daniel-san, you’re looking for revenge. The way you start is by digging two grave!” — Mr. Miyagi
  18. “When you feel like life is out of focus, always return to the basics of life. Breathing. No breath, no life.” — Mr. Miyagi
  19. “Why break boards? What boards do to you? That kind stuff not teach you how to conquer anger, Julie-san. Understand?” — Mr. Miyagi
  20. “Attitude teacher rest in fist. Stupid, but fact of life. You show good fight, win lose no matter, you get respect. No more bother.” — Mr. Miyagi
  21. “It’s stupid when neighborhood gangs kill each other with no reason. It’s stupid when countries fight wars. Not stupid to respect all living things.” — Mr. Miyagi

Mr. Miyagi Quotes About Proper Mindset

  1. “If come from inside you, always right one.” — Mr. Miyagi
  2. “Fighting always the last answer to problem.” — Mr. Miyagi
  3. “Never trust a spiritual leader who cannot dance.” — Mr. Miyagi
  4. “Whole life have a balance. Everything be better.” — Mr. Miyagi
  5. “Lie becomes truth only if person wanna believe it.” — Mr. Miyagi

    Mr. Miyagi Inspirational Quotes
    Mr. Miyagi Inspirational Quotes
  6. “Because sometimes what heart know, head forget.” — Mr. Miyagi
  7. “Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land.” — Mr. Miyagi
  8. “First learn to stand, then learn to fly. Nature rule Daniel-san, not mine.” — Mr. Miyagi
  9. “For a man with no forgiveness in heart, life worse punishment than death.” — Mr. Miyagi
  10. “When your temper rises, lower your fists. When your fists rise, lower your temper.” — Mr. Miyagi

Mr. Miyagi Quotes About Karate And Fighting

  1. “Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.” — Mr. Miyagi
  2. “Use focus! Your best karate is still inside. Now it’s time to let it out!” — Mr. Miyagi
  3. “Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have a balance. Everything be better.” — Mr. Miyagi

    The Karate Kid Mr. Miyagi Quotes
    The Karate Kid Mr. Miyagi Quotes
  4. “Either you karate do “yes” or karate do “no.” You karate do “guess so,” (get squished) just like grape.” — Mr. Miyagi
  5. “Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later… get squished just like grape.” — Mr. Miyagi
  6. “Here are the 2 Rules of Miyagi-Ryu Karate. Rule number 1: ‘Karate for defense only.’ Rule number 2: ‘First learn rule number 1.’”— Mr. Miyagi
  7. “Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?” — Mr. Miyagi
  8. “First, we’ll make a sacred pact. I promise to teach you karate. That is my part. You promise to learn. I say you do, no questions. That is your part.” — Mr. Miyagi
  9. “If karate is used to defend honor, defend life — karate means something. If karate is used to defend a plastic metal trophy — karate doesn’t mean anything.” — Mr. Miyagi
  10. “In Okinawa, a belt means you don’t need a rope to hold your pants up. Daniel-san, karate is here [touches his head]. Karate is here [touches his heart]. Karate is never here [touches his gut]. Understand?” — Mr. Miyagi

Mr. Miyagi Quotes About Success

  1. “You stay focused.” — Mr. Miyagi
  2. “If the root is strong, the tree will survive.” — Mr. Miyagi
  3. “Fighting is not good. But if you must fight — win.” — Mr. Miyagi

    Mr Miyagi Quotes
    Mr Miyagi Quotes
  4. “It’s okay to lose to opponent. Never okay to lose to fear.” — Mr. Miyagi
  5. “Never put passion in front of principle. Even if you win, you’ll lose.” — Mr. Miyagi
  6. “A man who can catch a fly with a chopstick can accomplish anything.” — Mr. Miyagi
  7. “Win lose no matter, you make good fight, earn respect, then nobody bother.” — Mr. Miyagi
  8. “Only root karate comes from Miyagi. Just like a bonsai chooses its own way to grow because the root is strong; you can choose your own way to do karate for the same reason.” — Mr. Miyagi

Mr. Miyagi Dialogues From The Movie Karate Kid

  1. “Daniel: You think you could break a log like that?                                                                    Miyagi: Don’t know. Never been attacked by a tree.”

  2. “Miyagi: Oh, Daniel-san, you too much by self, not good.                                                            Daniel: I’m not by myself, I’m with you.                                                                                        Miyagi: To make honey, young bee need young flower…not old prune.”

  3. “Kreese: What’s the matter, the boy can’t take care of his own problems?                            Miyagi: One to one problem, yes. FIVE to one problem, too much ask anyone.                  Kreese: Is that what’s bothering you? The odds? Well, we can fix that. Feel like matching, Mr. Lawrence?”

  4. “Daniel: You could have killed him, couldn’t you?                                                                      Mr. Miyagi: Hai.                                                                                                                                  Daniel: Well, why didn’t you?                                                                                                          Mr. Miyagi: Because Daniel, for man with no forgiveness in heart, life worse punishment than death.”

  5. “Daniel: Don’t those lies bother you?                                                                                              Miyagi: No. Daniel: Why not? People might think that they are true.                                  Miyagi: Lies only become true if person choose to believe.                                                      Daniel: Is that another old Okinawa saying?                                                                                Miyagi: No. New Okinawa saying.                                                                                                Daniel: How new?                                                                                                                            Miyagi: Lets see… [pauses, pretending to think]                                                                      Miyagi: About ten seconds.”

  6. “John Kreese : [at the Cobra Kai dojo] Class, we have visitors. Fall in behind me. Hai! [approaches Daniel and Miyagi, then speaks to Miyagi]                                                            Kreese: I hear you jumped some of my students last night.                                                      Miyagi: Afraid facts mixed up.                                                                                                      Kreese: You calling Mr. Lawrence a liar?                                                                                      Miyagi: No call no one nothing.                                                                                                        Kreese: What are you here for, old man?                                                                                      Miyagi : Come ask leave boy alone.”

More About Mr. Miyagi

Miyagi was played by Pat Morita, who earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in The Karate Kid.

The Karate Kid movie is the story of a teenage boy named Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) who moves to a new city with his mother.

When Daniel starts getting bullied by karate black belt, Johnny (William Zabka), Daniel asks his apartment’s handyman, Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) to teach him how to fight and defend himself.

As the movie unfolds training, Mr. Miyagi teaches Daniel important life lessons about working with focus, learning from adversity, committing to what you want, and never taking shortcuts in life.

Mr. Miyagi has a deep philosophical knowledge of life and extraordinary martial arts skill.  So in the end Daniel ends up learning much more than karate skills, important lessons for life.


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