I was saddened to hear on Monday when I went to the Dojo that Pat Morita (AKA Mr. Miyagi)has passed away. I liked the Karate Kid series of films even with their slightly cheesey story lines in general they taught mulitple good life lessons.
The other thing that was so cool about the movies was that the karate portrayed in the movie is my style of karate - Okinowan Goju Ryu Karate. So the whole 'wax on, wax off; paint the fence' things were true, they actually mean something.
I was asking for the movie set for Christmas and now they will have extra meaning to me after this loss.