25 Mr Miyagi Quotes : Karate Kid Quotes

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Mr. Miyagi was the character from The Karate Kid movie released on Jun 22, 1984. Mr. Miyagi was the perfect motivational teacher to teach karate to the young kid Daniel. You will enjoy these inspirational Mr. Miyagi Quotes from The Karate Kid movie.

Best Mr. Miyagi Quotes

  1. “No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Teacher say, student do.” 
  2. “Here are the 2 Rules of Miyagi-Ryu Karate. Rule Number 1: ‘Karate for defense only.’ Rule Number 2: ‘First learn rule number 1.’”
  3. “We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions.” 
  4. “Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance.” 
  5. “If come from inside you, always right one.” 
  6. “Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have a balance. Everything be better.”
  7. its ok to lose to an opponent
  8. “Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later…get squish just like grape.” 
  9. “Daniel-San, lie become truth only if person wanna believe it.”   
  10. “Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.” 
  11. “If karate used defend honor, defend life, karate mean something. If karate used defend plastic metal trophy, karate no mean nothing.”   
  12. “Man who catch fly with chopstick, accomplish anything.” 
  13. John Kreese: Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it?
    Cobra Kai: No, Sensei!
    John Kreese: Pain does not exist in this dojo, does it?
    Cobra Kai: No, Sensei!
    John Kreese: Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it?
    Cobra Kai: No, Sensei!
    John Kreese: Prepare! What do we study here?
    Cobra Kai: The way of the fist, sir!
    John Kreese: And what is that way?
    Cobra Kai: Strike first, strike hard, no mercy, sir!
    John Kreese: I can’t hear you!
    Cobra Kai: Strike first, strike hard, no mercy, sir!”
  14. 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.”
  15. We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions.”
  16. 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.”
  17. first learn stand
  18. “Daniel: You think you could break a log like that?
    Miyagi: Don’t know. Never been attacked by a tree.”
  19. “You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.”
  20. “Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?”
  21. “Never put passion in front of principle, even if you win, you’ll lose.” 
  22. “Only root karate come from Miyagi. Just like bonsai choose own way grow because root strong you choose own way do karate same reason.” 
  23. “Either you karate do “yes” or karate do “no.” You karate do “guess so,” (get squished) just like grape.”
  24. “Just remember, license never replace eye, ear, and brain.”
  25. “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.”

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