Name: Mr. Kesuke Miyagi
Residence: 19223 Saticoy St., Reseda
Area code: 213/818 (the area code changed in 1984)
Occupation: Apartment Complex Maintenance Man/Fly Catcher turned Reluctant Karate Sensei
The son of an Okinawan fisherman, Kesuke Miyagi was a loving husband, decorated veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and mentor to two-time All Valley Karate Champion Daniel LaRusso. Defying convention, Mr. Miyagi taught Daniel basic karate movements through various household chores. (“Show me, paint the fence.” “Show me, sand the floor.”) Mr. Miyagi’s adventures with Daniel-san in the San Fernando Valley included run-ins with the Cobra Kai dojo and its Sensei, John Kreese. After LaRusso, Mr. Miyagi also took on a teenaged girl, Julie Pierce, under his wing and taught her karate (and his wisdom) at a monk sanctuary. Wax on, wax off. Indeed.