Miguel Diaz: My name is Miguel Diaz. I was in the school fight. I was the one kicked off the second floor. You know, uh... I thought I was gonna be paralyzed. I relearned how to stand. I relearned how to walk. And I want the tournament to continue.
Councilperson Roberts: We are very happy for your recovery, young man. But I'm afraid you don't understand...
Sam LaRusso: Yes, he does. We're the ones getting hurt. We're the ones fighting. Our voices should matter the most. And we want a place where we can compete, fairly and safely.
Miguel Diaz: When I first moved here, I was bullied. I realized there's no escaping it. Some kid will always want to steal your lunch money, give you a wedgie, or a swirlie. Instead of burying your heads in the sand, pretending that bullying doesn't exist, or that you could get rid of it, you need to teach kids how to defend themselves.
Sam LaRusso: Physically and mentally. Because sometimes the scars you can't see are the ones that hurt the most.
Miguel Diaz: Karate is about discipline. It's about inner strength. It's about confidence. Lessons you can use for the rest of your life. Look, I don't know where I would be today, or who I would be today, if it wasn't for my sensei. We don't need this tournament to do cool kicks or sell tickets, we need it to show the bullies of the world that we're not afraid. It's called the "All Valley" because it's for everyone, to give everyone the chance to show what they can do, to fight, to become a champion. And we deserve that chance.
(Sam and Miguel come across Demetri and Yasmine kissing...)
Sam LaRusso: Yasmine?
Demetri Conners: Hey. Um... We were just, uh...
Yasmine: Doing study work.
Demetri Conners: Yup.
Sam LaRusso: So you two are...
Yasmine: What? Ew. Ew! No. Like I would ever date this freak. (leaves)
Demetri Conners: Whatever, Cruella. Why don't you go kill a bunch of dalmatians? I am 101% in love!
Sam LaRusso: I can't believe that just happened!
Miguel Diaz: Yeah, I guess, uh... love conquers all.
Sam LaRusso: I guess it does.
Tory Nichols: I'm sorry. I know that I should've come to see you. I just didn't know how to help.
Miguel Diaz: So you did nothing.
Tory Nichols: I felt guilty about everything. But we're doing everything we can to get back at Miyagi-Do for what they did to you. As Sensei Kreese says, "If one of us gets hurt, we all get hurt."
Miguel Diaz: Nobody else got hurt, Tory. I'm the one in a wheelchair.
Tory Nichols: Yeah, I just meant...
Miguel Diaz: I know what you meant. I never cared about Miyagi-Do or Kreese, I cared about us.
(Miguel questions Johnny about the long message he has unsent on Facebook...)
Miguel Diaz: Ali? Like, the Ali? This is huge. This is huge! This is so... But I mean, you're not gonna send that, right? You cannot send her that message.
Johnny Lawrence: Why not?
Miguel Diaz: Because it's, like, 80 pages. In all caps.
Johnny Lawrence: I have 35 years' worth of stuff to say, all right?
Miguel Diaz: OK, yeah, yeah. Yeah. But shorter messages are way cooler. Like, this just looks desperate. And a little creepy. Sending her this would be like if you... like if you liked all of her photos. Oh, no. Oh, no!
Johnny Lawrence: What the hell, man? I enjoyed the photos! And there's a button for that, why wouldn't I click it?
(Miguel can't reach his phone...)
Johnny Lawrence: Want the phone?
Miguel Diaz: Yes.
(Johnny pushes it futher away from Miguel...)
Johnny Lawrence: Go get it.
Miguel Diaz: I can't walk. Even with the surgery I might never be able to...
Johnny Lawrence: Quiet! "Never," "can't..." Those are just words they're meaningless. Time to get out of bed and do something. You're not a kid anymore. The world won't hand it to you. You want something, you'll have to crawl across the floor, use your damn teeth if you have to. You'll do whatever it takes. And I'll always be right here next to you. 'Cause I'll always be your teacher. Now go get it.
Miguel Diaz: Yes, Sensei.
(Johnny finds a voice message from Miguel on his phone...) Miguel Diaz: Hey, Sensei, it's Miguel, I knocked on your door this morning, but I guess you already left. I'm having some girl trouble and, well, you're better at this sort of thing than me. I'll come by the dojo after school. My mom is working tonight, so maybe we could grab a burger at that place you like? I'll talk to you later.
Miguel Diaz: What about "No mercy"? You taught us to win at all costs.
Johnny Lawrence: Yeah... Well, maybe I'm still learning a bit, too.
Miguel Diaz: I just don't understand. You had no problem with us attacking anyone else. Why take pity on Robby Keene?
Johnny Lawrence: Look, I wasn't taught the difference between mercy and honor, and I paid the price for it. If I'm extra hard on you, it's only because you have the potential to be better than I ever was.
(In the classrom students are taking a P.S.A.T. practice test...)
Miguel Diaz: It's just a practice test. Relax.
Demetri Conners: Easy for you to say. You have a girlfriend.
Miguel Diaz: What does that have to do with anything?
Demetri Conners: I gotta do well on these so I do well on the actual test so I get into a good college, which will lead to a good internship, then a high-paying job, and then, after a couple promotions, I should have enough confidence to get a super-hot girl. You got the karate thing. I gotta play the long game.
Miguel Diaz: I need somewhere romantic, but not too romantic.
Hawk: You could take her to get tattoos.
Miguel Diaz: What?
Hawk: I know a guy, just hooked me up with this bad boy.
Miguel Diaz: Oh, sh*t.
Aisha Robinson: Oh! That is badass.
Hawk: Right? 14 hours in the chair.
Aisha Robinson: Wait, are your parents okay with that?
Hawk: Oh, they have no idea. Definitely going to have to wear a T-shirt until college. Probably longer. Please don't tell them.
Johnny Lawrence: Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it?
Hawk: No, Sensei!
Johnny Lawrence: Pain does not exist in this dojo, does it?
Aisha Robinson: No, Sensei.
Johnny Lawrence: Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it?
Miguel Diaz: No, Sensei.
Johnny Lawrence: Class, are you ready to learn the way of the fist?
Cobra Kai: Yes, Sensei!
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