karate

Johnny Lawrence

In The Karate Kid, Johnny Lawrence (Billy Zabka) bullies the new kid at school, Daniel. They eventually fight against one another in the All-Valley Karate Tournament raising the question of whose dojo will win: Cobra Kai’s or Mr. Miyagi’s?

The Karate Kid

In The Karate Kid, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) learns how to defend himself from bully, Johnny Lawrence, after he is taken under Mr. Miyagi’s wing. Daniel’s a slow learner however, and doesn’t understand that he can’t master moves like The Crane until he first masters skills like wax on and wax off.

Rex

In Napoleon Dynamite, Rex teaches rex kwon do, a self-defense training program that he developed over two seasons of fighting in the octagon. Bow to your sensei. BOW TO YOUR SENSEI!

Ryu

Ryu is notably one of Street Fighters most popular characters. Premiering in the very first Street Fighter in 1987, he’s been hadoken-ing his way through a series of sequels, crossovers, and even mangas to date. He is arguably one of the most prominent icons in video game history. Just Google ‘Ryu’. Do it. You won’t.