"BRILLIANT FILM". "5 STARS"
-Dallas Movie Examiner, Bobby Blakey
"It is an uplifting movie going experience and one that should be seen by everyone"
ScreenPicks -Ian Murphy
"I highly recommend this film"
Meniscus Magazine - By Paul Kazee
"THE REAL MIYAGI IS A SUPERB DOCUMENTARY"
— Éric S. Boisvert / Fantasia
Martial Arts Guardian
The Real Mr. Miyagi Article
A true story of a man behind the biggest Martial Art legends!
In 1965, 20 years after World War II, a world champion martial artist from Japan comes to the United States with only $300 in his pocket and the clothes on his back. Leaving his siblings in search of the American dream, only to find obstacles that defy his honor.
Bruce Lee was and still is an iconic figure in Iran and I’m sure in the rest of the world. Growing up in Iran my brother and I use to make nunchuks out of broomsticks and imitate him. When we moved to the states my father signed me up for some karate at the local YMCA. To make a long story short, I took a liking to it and continued for 20 years, so karate has been a big part of my life.
Jan 09, 2015
Derek, who directed the documentary "Empty Hand: The Real Karate Kids" and has "The Real Miyagi" in the works, created a packed program for the third annual Irvine festival — which, despite its name, will actually take place at the Laguna Hills Mall Cinemas. With opening night approaching, Derek joined the Daily Pilot in an email interview: