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Demura’s most significant impact on karate was his portrayal of various martial arts scenes for Pat Morita’s character, “Mr. Miyagi,” in the “Karate Kid” films. He is often recognized as a source of inspiration for the iconic movie sensei.According to social media reports, Fumio Demura, a prominent figure in the history of American karate, has died at the age of 84. Demura had been involved in martial arts for 75 years and celebrated this milestone in February.Demura initially came to the United States in 1965 to teach karate, thanks to his connection with American martial arts pioneer Dan Ivan. He settled in Southern California around the same time that Black Belt Magazine was gaining popularity in the same area. As one of the most skilled karate experts in the country at the time, Demura quickly became a favorite of the magazine and was even awarded Karate Instructor of the Year in 1969 and Martial Artist of the Year in 1975, earning him a spot in the Black Belt Hall of Fame. Additionally, he authored several books on karate and kobudo for Ohara Publications, which was Black Belt’s publishing branch at that time.Articles on the internet that are related to the topic.