3 Things The Karate Kid & Cobra Kai Got Wrong about Bonsai

Say It Ain’t So, Karate Kid!

In the first and most memorable bonsai scene of the original movie, Daniel walks into a dark room where Mr. Miyagi is trimming some Juniperus procumbens plants. Mr. Miyagi invites Daniel to trim one of the trees and the scene unfolds as a lesson in mindfulness and thoughtful bonsai practice. Watch for yourself:

First mention of bonsai in the OG Karate Kid movie

Mercy, Cobra Kai!

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Dory Schrader

Dory Schrader

Mother, Runner, Lifelong Learner, Marketing Leader, Problem Solver. co-Founder of Bonsaify