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.
In the Nintendo series Punch-Out!!, Little Mac is a scrappy underdog boxer who’s trained with Doc Louis. He’s worked his way up from the bottom to face Mike Tyson, Mr. Dream, and even make an appearance in the next Super Smash Bros.