Every pro fighter knows that they're only as good as the team behind them, especially their coach. Finding that perfect fit is the difference between becoming a professional butt-kicking machine to becoming a professional punching bag.
And no disrespect to Mr. Miyagi, but his teachings were perfect for a good-hearted kid like Daniel LaRusso. Johnny Lawrence's archetypal '80s bully personality was probably better suited under the tutelage of a no-holds barred creep like Jonathan Kreese.
The real question is though, which Karate Kid trainer is the right one for you?