The Karate Kid Part II

Question: When Chozen, while bullying Daniel, takes the latter's handheld drum (which Chozen mockingly called a "baby rattle") and calls the latter a baby, Kumiko, sticking up for Daniel, fiercely says a phrase in Japanese (or Ryukyuan) to Chozen. What exactly does Kumiko say, and what does it mean?

Question: Why does Sato's nephew Chozen take an immediate dislike to Daniel?

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Answer: Miyagi and Sato were once close friends who became bitter enemies when they loved the same woman; Chozen's instant dislike of Daniel is simply because Daniel is the student of his uncle's enemy.

zendaddy621
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Question: I heard that every movie Ralph Macchio is in, he smells something as a joke, due to the fact that he has no sense of smell. But what does he smell in this movie?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR
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Answer: Ralph has stated that in every movie he's in, because he has a poor sense of smell, what he smells is food.

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Question: Throughout the film, are there a series of deliberate 'Back to the Future' references? I noticed two straight away - Daniel says 'If you put your mind to it anything is possible, you can do anything' which is repeated several times during BTTF. Also, when Daniel and Kumiko are at the dance, the song 'Earth Angel' can be heard. The song at the climax of the dance in BTTF. Are these deliberate, as BTTF was a year before this movie?

Professor Lazarus
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Chosen answer: No it is not deliberate. what Daniel says is a common saying, and Earth Angel was a popular song. coincidence at best.

MasterOfAll

Question: Daniel gets his driver's license on his birthday the night before the tournament in part I. In part II, six months later, he went to his senior prom. Did he really start his senior year when he was 15?

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Answer: If he skipped a grade in elementary school, sure. I graduated at 17, beginning my senior year at 16, and never skipped a grade.

rswarrior
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Answer: Well also when you're a senior you're usually 18 and that's when you get your driver's license or even earlier, at age 16.

Question: Why is losing such a big deal for Kreese?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR
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Answer: Because Kreese never loses. Ever. Period. He's not a loser. Especially considering his opponent.

Alan Keddie
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Question: If the crane kick is done correctly and no one can defend against it, why didn't it work in the fight against Chozen?

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Answer: I think the term "correctly executed" is meant to include that the opponent is unprepared for the kick. In the first film, Johnny got confused by the unorthodox crane stance, and walked right into the kick. Chozen, however, is trained in the Miyagi style of karate and knows the kick himself, so he is capable of defending against it.

Twotall
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Answer: I think it's because it was done incorrectly when Daniel did it against Chozen. You see he was too close to Chozen and was taking way too long, therefore giving Chozen the upper hand.

Question: After Daniel breaks the slabs of ice and after walking out of the bar Miyagi divides the bet money with Daniel. The money is US dollars. Shouldn't they be using Yen?

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Answer: Okinawa is also the site of a number of US military bases, so US currency is likely to be somewhat common there.

zendaddy621
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Answer: Most nations will accept another country's currency which can then be converted at a bank or other financial institution. About the only issue is the exchange rate, as converting one currency to another is usually not equal (i.e. a U.S. dollar is not worth the same as a Canadian dollar) and the exchange rate always fluctuates. A fee is also charged by the institution whenever currency is exchanged.

raywest Premium member
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Answer: It may be a country that accepts both types of currency. In Canada, for example, many businesses accept both Canadian and American money.

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Question: Since Yukio obviously didn't love Sato, how is it an insult to his honour for Mr Miyagi and Yukio to marry?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR
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Answer: Marriage isn't always about romantic love and many are entered into for a variety of reasons, and depending on the culture, there are many different views and beliefs regarding what constitutes wedlock. Just because someone wasn't in love with their spouse, does not mean they didn't respect that person, their union, or the overall institution of matrimony.

raywest Premium member

Question: Is the tea ceremony a real tradition or was it made up for the movie?

Answer: It's real. The tea ceremony was orignally used as a way to relax Samurai who were about to go into battle. It's very complicated and has many rules to remember and the participants are only allowed to speak about the tea itself. The point is to keep the Samurai's mind off the battle as much as possible.

RJR99SS
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Question: Exactly what was Chozen doing that was cheating people?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: He's using wooden weights, so the goods he buys will register less than their actual weight and he'll pay less than he actually owes.

Brian Katcher
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Question: What exactly is the drum technique that Daniel defeats Chosen with?

Answer: The technique, much like the crane kick in the first movie, was made up for the film. If you are asking what exactly Daniel is doing when he performs the move; he is blocking with one arm, striking with the opposite hand and rapidly switching sides. The move works as a metaphor for the overall theme of the entire series: balance.

BaconIsMyBFF
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Question: What happened to Chozen after Daniel beat him? It's unlikely he'll show up in Cobra Kai.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: There has never been any explanation of what happened to any of the characters who debuted in The Karate Kid Part II. The series Cobra Kai has so far focused only on Daniel, Johnny, and Kreese while introducing new characters. I wouldn't say it's unlikely Chosen would show up at some point, Yuji Okamoto (the actor who played Chosen) still acts regularly and could easily be brought to the series if the writers decided to focus on his character.

BaconIsMyBFF
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Revealing mistake: When Daniel and Kumiko first see the storm coming near the end of the film, the wind outside is blowing the trees sideways. They open the door to run out and the camera shows what is outside. The trees there are not moving.

manthabeat Premium member
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Chozen: You insult my honor again, I'll kill you.

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Trivia: When Daniel and Miyagi are picked up at the airport by Chosen, the radio is switched a few times before landing on a specific station. The song the radio is playing is the same song played at the country club in Karate Kid I where Johnny kisses Ali.

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