Mr. Miyagi's letter (read by Kumiko): In life, I have always looked for signs to show me the right way. But I got lost. Until I met Daniel-san. His kind heart, strong chi, and loyalty and love for those around him is a guiding light to me. I'm very proud for the man he has become. Even though he still has a hard head. I never thought I would have a family again. Daniel-san has welcomed me into his family. And he has passed on what I teach him in Miyagi-Do to his daughter. Samantha... makes me feel like I am her tanmee. In life, we'll always lose our way. But it is people, not the signs, that guide us back to the right path. Do you like that, Yukie? I heard that in a car commercial. Love, Nariyoshi Miyagi.
Daniel LaRusso: Thank you, Mr. Miyagi.
Daniel LaRusso: I just want to ask you, do you know how to sweep?
Mr. Miyagi: Of course.
Daniel LaRusso: Would you mind showing me how? I'm not asking you to train me. I don't want you to train me. Just this one thing. Just this one thing. I'd be so appreciative. All you have to give me is one thing. That's it. Please, please, please you gotta do it. Be a pal.
Mr. Miyagi: You wait here. I be right back.
Daniel LaRusso: Where you going?
Mr. Miyagi: Just wait here.
(Mr. Miyagi returns with a broom...)
Mr. Miyagi: Daniel-san, you hold like this. First, left sweep...
Mr. Miyagi: Inside you. Same place your karate come from.
Daniel LaRusso: But my karate comes from you.
Mr. Miyagi: Only root karate come from Miyagi. Just like bonsai choose own way grow because the root is strong. You choose own way. Do karate same reason.
Daniel LaRusso: Yeah, but I do it your way.
Mr. Miyagi: Hai. One day, you do own way.
Daniel LaRusso: Doesn't that bother you?
Mr. Miyagi: Why should it?
Daniel LaRusso: People might believe it's true.
Mr. Miyagi: Daniel-san, lie become truth only if person want to believe it.
Daniel LaRusso: Is that another old Okinawan saying?
Mr. Miyagi: No. New Okinawan saying.
Daniel LaRusso: How new?
Mr. Miyagi: About ten seconds.