Nowadays it is hard to find a film with soul. 80s movies had worse effects, but the histories and characters became almost legends. And that is the case of Karate Kid. Miyage spread an image of japanese wisdom and patience that is hard to find today, and his uncommon teaching methods was copied or referred by many movies. And we must remember the history, a kid which learns karate to defend himself, but with an accent of justice and revenge which is impossible to not make an identification. Overall, is one of the best series ever made in cinema, with no special effects and deep phylosophies.