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The Real Miyagi (2015)

The life of Fumio Demura, the greatest karate master of a generation.


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Credited cast:
John G. Avildsen ... Himself
Billy Blanks ... Himself
Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle ... Himself (as Lauro Chartrand)
Michael Chavez Michael Chavez ... Himself
Fumio Demura ... Himself
Emil Farkas Emil Farkas ... Himself
Isaac Florentine ... Himself
William Christopher Ford William Christopher Ford ... Himself
Togo Igawa ... Himself
Pat E. Johnson ... Himself
Sean Kanan ... Himself
Ken Kazama Ken Kazama ... Himself
Shin Koyamada ... Himself
Tak Kubota Tak Kubota ... Himself
Dolph Lundgren ... Himself


The life of Fumio Demura, the greatest karate master of a generation.

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Release Date:

22 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Fumio Demura: The Movie See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Mr. Miyagi: [Imitates Demura] Thank you Demura Sensei, for 25 years now i talk like this.
[stops imitation]
Mr. Miyagi: It earned me a living.
Mr. Miyagi: All he did was make me younger by his influence, steadiness, rocklike spirit, and compassion for his fellow man
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A nice portrait of a great in the martial arts world....even if you aren't into martial arts.
17 January 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While I studied karate for a few years when I was a teen, I am not in the target market for this documentary. I am not a martial arts afficiado and think it's important you know this, as it definitely has a bearing on my review and how worthwhile it is for you. I have a few friends who are nuts about the subject and one who is perennially on the US national martial arts team...now THEY would be perfect folks to watch "The Real Miyagi".

This film is a biography of Japanese-born Fumio Demura, a man reputed to be one of the greatest practitioner of martial arts in the 20th century and a guy who had a huge impact on this in the States. Additionally, he was the stunt double for Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid" and the film follows his life.

Overall, this is a very interesting film--made more so since Demura is still alive and participated in making the movie. This one probably won't change your life, though it's nice hearing so many people speaking so glowingly and fondly about the man.

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