By Nolan Feeney
August 24, 2015

The 1984 classic Karate Kid follows a high-school senior named Daniel (Ralph Macchio) who moves from the East Coast to the West Coast and learns the art of self-defense (along with some important life lessons!) through an unlikely friendship with the sage Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita).

Or does it? A new video from YouTube user J. Matthew Turner argues that you’ve been interpreting one of the best high-school movies of all time totally wrong. It’s Daniel, not his supposed nemesis Johnny, who’s the real force of evil here, as this five-minute Karate Kid re-cut fastidiously points out. And as for Mr. Miyagi? Well, he’s actually a demon sorcerer who gives people special powers. See if you’re convinced by the clip, above.

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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