The Karate Kid: Daniel is the REAL Bully [J. Matthew Movies, Ep 3]
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The Karate Kid: Daniel is the REAL Bully [J. Matthew Movies, Ep 3]

December 14, 2019

The Karate Kid is the story of Daniel, a violent
sociopath who moves to a California town and begins tormenting a local boy and his friends. Johnny is a high school senior with a commitment
to atone for past mistakes, and move his life forward in a positive direction. “No, ex-degenerate,
man. 8 a.m. tomorrow, I’m a senior. I’ve got one year to make it all work, and that’s
what I’m gonna do — make it work.” They are destined to meet when Daniel’s
neighbor invites him to a beach party, where he becomes instantly obsessed with Johnny’s
newly ex-girlfriend, Ali. After a courtship ritual consisting solely of creepy, unbroken eye contact, he approaches her, only to be summarily rebuffed. Johnny arrives to patch things up with Ali,
but the discussion becomes heated. “Well I want to talk to you, all right?” Now I
want to be clear about this: what Johnny is doing is not ok, and he should respect her
wish to be left alone. Johnny is, in the end, a flawed hero. But one thing he is definitely
not doing is getting violent. Daniel, however, seeing an opportunity to insert himself into
Ali’s life, chooses to escalate the situation, demanding the return of Ali’s radio. Frustrated
and heartbroken, Johnny complies with Daniel’s request, and in the heat of the moment, pushes
him down. Daniel now has the radio, and Ali is still
in no danger. Nevertheless, he attacks Johnny, who merely steps aside, allowing Daniel to
knock himself to the ground, twice. “I didn’t do anything!” But when Daniel refuses to
let it go, Johnny must use force to end this violent outburst, for the safety of everyone
present. So what is Daniel’s response to Johnny’s non-aggression? Pow! A sucker punch right
to the mouth. Johnny defends himself, as is his legal right, and then de-escalates the
situation by leaving the scene entirely. The next day in school, Daniel trips while
playing sportball. Rather than accepting that occasional bumps and bruises will happen during
playtime, Daniel instead externalizes the blame onto Johnny’s friend Bobby, and proceeds
to ground-and-pound him, MMA-style. A few days later, Daniel attempts to enroll
at a karate school, obviously intending to up his game so he can get revenge on Johnny.
Put it this way: how would you feel if someone picked a fight with you, lost, and then went
out the next day and bought a gun? Well, that’s exactly how Johnny feels when Daniel shows
up at Cobra Kai. So he decides to send a message: your violence will not be tolerated. Because
Johnny knows what can happen when you teach karate to a person with a bad attitude. Months go by, and no one bothers anyone. Clearly,
this conflict is over. Until Daniel, unprovoked and for absolutely no reason, drenches Johnny
with water in the middle of a school function, ruining his night. To add irony to injury,
Johnny was at that very moment sparking up a J, which is about the least violent thing
you can do. “That weasel snagged the ‘bee.” “All right.” But I digress. Daniel has crossed the line this time, and he knows it. After causing a multi-car collision, he flees into the night. There is no telling
what further damage this unbalanced and violent individual will do, and once again, it falls
on Johnny to contain Daniel’s fury. After local busybody, karate master and child-batterer
Mr. Miyagi intervenes, Daniel convinces him that this is somehow all Johnny’s fault.
So they go to Johnny’s sacred place — the Cobra Kai studio — and challenge him to
yet another fight. Johnny accepts the challenge, and even agrees to refrain from defending
himself against any more of Daniel’s unprovoked aggression until the match. Daniel, of course, sees this as a license to continue to harass Johnny in public, with impunity. “All right, watch this. Hey guys, how ya
doin’? It’s good to see you. Hey, sorry about the eye there, Johnny. Shoulder ok,
Tommy? You guys be careful not to go stepping in front of any more buses now, all right?” The day of the tournament arrives. Johnny
is there, defending his title. Daniel, meanwhile, is a danger to himself and others as he doesn’t
even know the basic rules of engagement. “All right, what are the rules here?” “Don’t
know.” To no one’s surprise, Johnny advances to
the final round, and karma catches up with Daniel when his leg is injured by the boy
he wantonly attacked on the soccer field. However, just as Johnny is about to be awarded
his trophy, Daniel is granted unnatural strength by the demon-sorceror Miyagi. Enabling him
to defeat Johnny and win the tournament in an upset. Ever mindful of good sportsmanship, Johnny
lets go of his sadness at losing, subjugates his ego and personally presents Daniel with
his tainted blood-trophy. May you choke on it in your wet dreams, you rotten little prick. Thanks for watching. Please click like, and
hit subscribe if you’d like to see more videos like this. Let me know in the comments
what you think about my theory, and what movie I should talk about next. And check out my
previous video, “Mortal Kombat and Enter the Dragon Are the Same Movie.” “This is a karate
dojo, not a knitting class.”

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  1. Yeah, no. All he did was RESPOND to provocations. A real bully would never try to bully others all alone. Bullies only ever bully when they have the numeric advantage, because they are cowards.

  2. “The Karate Kid is the story of Daniel. A violent sociopath who moves to California town, and begins to torment a local boy and his friends”

    Me: Yeah……….wait what

  3. Hah. You're wrong and I'll tell you why. You're the same type of guy as Johnny, you'll use physical violence and when it gets turned back on you, you play the victim and vilify the person standing up for themselves/someone else. Anyone who disagrees with this is just the same lol He had to put him down for the safety of everyone there? He was only after Johnny and only because he actually put hands on him. You're wrong and you're the same type of scum.

  4. Daniel wasn’t the bully Johnny was it all goes back to krease brainwashing his students to act like that. I do martial arts and my sensei told me that there are in fact real people who act like the cobra kais in real’s not just fictional.

  5. Turnerさん、

  6. All I'm saying is that he was just trying to help Ali with her radio. he wasn't looking for fight until Johnny pushed him. Cause like it's a question u have to ask yourself which is how would u react if somone was taking somones things that u cared about and than through it to the floor and as u reaching to hand it back to the one u care about the person who through ur stuff to the floor calls u a punk and telling u to leave it there. When all u were trying to do was just return the object back to the belonging person. That's basically what had happened in that part. Then that's when johnny pushed Daniel to the floor when he was just trying to return the radio. Cause like u said he has a legal right to defend himself. so that's what he did. Than just cause Daniel got his hit johnny got upset and hit him multiply times. So that problem all started because johnny is a jealous ex boyfriend. Ali said that she didn't want to talk and they have already went over it. johnny than got upset and started taking Ali's radio until she said she would talk to him and than turned on the radio cause she really didnt want to so than johnny through it to the floor. So the problem is that johnny is just a jealous ex boyfriend. Now the soccer tryouts literally all Daniel was doing is trying to make the team and the boy that is 1 of Johnnys friends decied he wanted to trip him. So than agian he meant to drop Daniel and Daniel realized and was just trying to trough a hint that he can defend himself. Than theres when supposply johnny dosnt want somone thats a "person who puts others in danger" when he just wanted to learn self defense to protect him self from getting jumped. Now when Daniel was biking home mind literally his own business johnny and his friends than made him fail down a hill causing Daniel to hit himself in the head with the bike. Cause from what I saw in the movie everthing was okay until johnny felt that he wanted to push him down the hill for no reason at all. The only reason why Daniel wet johnny at party was because he wanted to get back at him for the bike accident. And than johnny decied that he wasnt okay with that and trashes him with a group of friends to fight Daniel as a group cause johnny cant fight him himself. Than theres the part of the tournament. The only reason Daniel agreed fo do it is because he was tired of getting in fights. Daniel didnt know the rules to the game cause than agian he only agreed to the fight cause he didnt have to deal with getting jumped. He also told the one who was trading him that know he was in more danger. ( No hate just wanted to see if I was good at this type of thing)

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