Kesuke Miyagi (宮城健介, Miyagi Kesuke), known as Mr. Miyagi and also identified in the film The Karate Kid, Part II as Nariyoshi Miyagi (宮城成義, Miyagi Nariyoshi), is a fictional karate master played by Japanese-American actor Pat Morita. Mr. Miyagi mentors the characters Daniel LaRusso and Julie Pierce in the Karate Kid films. Morita earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in the first film.
The Karate Kid screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen stated that Mr. Miyagi was named after Chōjun Miyagi, the founder of Goju Ryu Karate-Do. Also, the karate style depicted in the movies is the Goju Ryu style.