Daniel is a fish out of water because he was unhappy about moving from New Jersey to California.
Johnny and his gag bust up a party when Daniel was getting very friendly with Ali. Daniel tries to protect Ali but he is no match for Johnny who is a martial arts expert.
Daniel isn’t ready to take on Johnny yet. He is beaten up and humiliated. He rejects Ali’s offer for help.
Mr Miyagi becomes Daniel’s teacher and guide through the story.
Daniel gets cornered by Johnny and his gang. They beat him up, however Daniel is rescued by Mr Miyagi who easily deals with the hoodlums attacking Daniel
Mr Miyagi goes to Cobra Kai dojo and agrees to a challenge between Daniel and his Cobra Kai students
Mr Miyagi teaches Daniel how to fight with Karate with his own unusual method. Wax on, wax off
Ali is a good girl who Daniel falls in love with. Right now he can’t have her but if he learns how to fight he will have a chance.
This isn’t a true example of the Temptress but When Daniel turns up to the party and sees Ali kissing Johnny he turns his back on her and concentrates on his training.
Daniel finds Miyagi in his apartment drunk and in his war uniform. He learns that his teacher was a war hero who lost his wife and child during child birth at a Japanese relocation camp for Japanese Americans during the war. Upon discovering this information he bows to his teacher, now he trains with more intensity than before
Daniel turns sixteen so Mr Miyagi gives him one of the cars he made him wax and orders him to and find the balance in his life. He goes looking for Ali and when he learns from her friend that Johnny kissed Ali only to humiliate Daniel, he apologizes to Ali
Now he’s a man, he has a car, the girl and the skills to face Johnny in the tournament.
Magic flight is a fight or flee stage, here it’s a fight. Daniel progresses through the rounds beating various opponents, as does his ultimate enemy, Johnny.
Daniel’s knee is injured by an illegal kick from one of the Cobra Kias. Although he has proved he is worthy to step in the ring against them he will never achieve life’s balance if he knows his enemies have gotten the better of him. He begs Mr Miyagi to fix his knee using acupressure.
Daniel steps onto the mat to face Johnny. He’s injured but fights anyway.
Johnny uses an elbow on Daniel’s knee which cripples him. However, rather than ending the fight Daniel uses the crane position which his master made him practice endlessly in order to be able to kick Johnny in the head and defeat his tormentor.
Johnny hands him his trophy and congratulates him. He celebrates with his mother , Ali and an approving nod from Mr Miyagi