What style of karate is Miyagi-Do?
It is implied that Miyagi teaches a karate style called Goju-Ryu. Goju means “hard soft” (Go is the same character as in Gosuku-Ryu and Ju is the same as in Judo – “the soft way”). Although never overtly stated, there are many subtle references throughout the films and series.
Does Mr. Miyagi really know karate? Although he was never a karate student, he learned everything required for the films. On the same subject : Which is better Jeet Kune Do or Hapkido?.
Did Pat Morita do his own stunts?
Fight choreographer Pat E. Johnson wasn’t the only highly skilled martial arts pro on set. Pat Morita‘s stunt double, Fumio Demura, specialized in karate and kobudo, and although we see Morita throw a few punches in the film, it was actually Demura who did many of the more complicated stunts for him.
Did Pat Morita do the crane kick? Pat Morita did not do the legendary crane kick Miyagi, who taught him the technique, never performed it. On the same subject : How difficult is Jeet Kune Do?. The complex technique was performed by a stunt double in a baggy costume.