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Cobra Kai Stunt Coordinators Break Down Fight Sequences: Interview

Cobra Kai Stunt Coordinators Break Down Fight Sequences: Interview

COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020[/caption]When it came to working with the actors, Koda said the seasoned veterans like Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who played Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, respectively, are as quick studies as the younger cast “They all have their own process on how they time and remember the choreography,” he said[...]

Cobra Kai Interview: Aedin Mincks Talks Mitch Cast Bonding &#038 Training

Cobra Kai Interview: Aedin Mincks Talks Mitch, Cast Bonding & Training

Aside from the training and filming of scenes on set, it turned out star William Zabka shares some characteristics with Johnny Lawrence in real life and Martin Kove (John Kreese) is equally as reflective “They’re really cool and outgoing and stuff,” he said “William will make like funny voices and tell jokes on set[...]

More Than Miyagi Director Kevin Derek on Showing The Real Pat Mortia

More Than Miyagi Director Kevin Derek on Showing The Real Pat Mortia

I think Ralph and William Zabka do a great job.”[caption id="attachment_1332275" align="aligncenter" width="600"] William Zabka in More Than Miyagi (2021) Image courtesy of Love Project Films[/caption]Toward the end of the film, Derek tackled Morita’s personal demons and battle with alcoholism, including an incident regarding his Happy Days castmates during a reunion[...]

More Than Miyagi Shows Pat Moritas Triumphs and Tragedies [REVIEW]

More Than Miyagi Shows Pat Morita's Triumphs and Tragedies [REVIEW]

T and Tina and the drama Ohara, but both failed miserably.[caption id="attachment_1324578" align="aligncenter" width="600"] More Than Miyagi poster courtesy of Love Project Films[/caption]More Than Miyagi obviously also explores his most signature role as Nariyoshi Miyagi with interviews from most of the major cast and crew from the four Karate Kid films, including stars Ralph Macchio,[...]

Cobra Kai Creators Reveal 5 Ways to Live That Johnny Lawrence Life

Cobra Kai Creators Reveal 5 Ways to Live That Johnny Lawrence Life

Ever since Cobra Kai reintroduced The Karate Kid fans to Johnny Lawrence, played by William Zabka, the franchise’s popularity surged beyond their creators’ wildest dreams Not too far removed from the epic season three that finally saw the one-time prized students of Miyagi-do and Cobra Kai putting aside their rivalry to battle their greatest threat[...]

Cobra Kai Season 3: 23 Easter Eggs &#038 Callbacks You Mightve Missed

Cobra Kai Season 3: 23 Easter Eggs & Callbacks You Might've Missed

Over the course of three seasons, Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg's Cobra Kai has offered viewers a number of familiar faces from the "Karate Kid" film franchise- and as Johnny (William Zabka) and Daniel (Ralph Macchio) head for a stand-off with Kreese (Martin Kove) at the upcoming All-Valley karate tournament, it's safe to say[...]

More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story Chronicles Actors Life

More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story Chronicles Actor's Life

As the title suggests, the documentary covers far more than just his career that includes archive interviews with the actor himself and co-stars like Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence), and Martin Kove (John Kreese), who continue TKK legacy on the Netflix series Cobra Kai as well as from Happy Days in Marion[...]

Cobra Kai Creators Discuss Righting Ali Mills Karate Kid 2 Story

Cobra Kai Creators Discuss Righting Ali Mills' "Karate Kid 2" Story

She helped set the story in motion stuck in the love triangle between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) As Ali was seeing Johnny earlier in the film, a then-star pupil of Cobra Kai took exception to Daniel’s advances Taking exception to Johnny’s bullying ways, Ali breaks up with him and ends[...]

Cobra Kai Season 3 December 19 Ends Season with Epic Showdowns: Review

Cobra Kai Season 3 December 19 Ends Season with Epic Showdowns: Review

CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020[/caption]The episode finds The Karate Kid (1984) love triangle between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), Ali Mills (Elizabeth Shue), and Johnny Laurence (William Zabka) all reunited at a gala Ali’s shock to learn that another ex in Daniel is a member of the same club her parents are and meets with him[...]

Cobra Kai Season 3 Feel The Night Review: A Run of the Mills Reunion

Cobra Kai Season 3 "Feel The Night Review": A Run of the Mills Reunion

For the series’ main character Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), things feel like they come full circle, but he also has a difficult decision to make We also have an obvious change in dynamic within the youth dojo war between Cobra Kai, Eagle Fang, and Miyagi-do This is your spoilers warning for the episode.[caption id="attachment_1317261" align="aligncenter"[...]

Cobra Kai S03 The Good The Bad &#038 The Badass Review: Going Footloose

Cobra Kai S03 "The Good, The Bad & The Badass" Review: Going Footloose

CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020[/caption]The episode begins with both Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) back into full training for their respective dojos in Miyagi-do and Eagle Fang, respectively Both meet with Robby (Tanner Buchanan), who completed his stint in juvie, but wants nothing to do with either of them In a coincidental turn[...]

Cobra Kai Season 3 Obstáculos Review: Crossroads for Miguel &#038 Sam

Cobra Kai Season 3 "Obstáculos" Review: Crossroads for Miguel & Sam

This also starts a new major chapter for Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) As always, this is your minor spoiler warning for the episode.[caption id="attachment_1317292" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cr TINA ROWDEN/NETFLIX © 2020[/caption] Sam LaRusso's PTSD & Cobra Kai Student Tory Nichols At the heart of Sam’s PTSD is Tory Nichols (Peyton List), who left both physical and mental[...]

Cobra Kai: Ralph Macchio on Alternate Plan If [SPOILER] Didnt Appear

Cobra Kai: Ralph Macchio on Alternate Plan If [SPOILER] Didn't Appear

TINA ROWDEN/NETFLIX © 2020[/caption]The conclusion of season two teased the return of Ali Mills, the one-time high school sweetheart of Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) During the events of the 1984 film, the two had a falling out and she fell in love with Daniel, which sparked his and Johnny’s rivalry It wasn’t known at the[...]

Cobra Kai Season 3 King Cobra Review: Addition by Subtraction

Cobra Kai Season 3 "King Cobra" Review: Addition by Subtraction

After all, Cobra Kai was originally his before his one-time prized student Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) revived at the beginning of the series Upon seeing a familiar face among the recruits, it doesn’t sit well with one of its senior members As always, this is your minor spoiler warning for the episode.[caption id="attachment_1317271" align="aligncenter" width="600"][...]

Cobra Kai Season 3 Miyagi-Do Review: Daniel Becomes The Chozen One

Cobra Kai Season 3 "Miyagi-Do" Review: Daniel Becomes The Chozen One

CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020[/caption]Meanwhile, Robby’s (Tanner Buchanan) finally learning how to survive in juvie, and Johnny (William Zabka) and Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) take their next major step to the latter’s rehab Directed by Steven Tsuchida and written by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Joe Piarulli, and Luan Thomas, “Miyagi-Do” continues to remind us[...]

Cobra Kai: 3 Questions We Need Answered in Season Four [SPOILERS]

Cobra Kai: 3 Questions We Need Answered in Season Four [SPOILERS]

There’s an obvious major spoiler warning for the recent season along with some Star Wars references along the way, so consider our "MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!" sign officially on and in play after the spoiler image buffer.[caption id="attachment_1307194" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cobra Kai released its season 3 trailer (Image: Netflix screencap)[/caption]With Hawk/Eli (Jacob Bertrand) going Darth Vader[...]

Cobra Kai EPs Werent Sure They Could Land [SPOILER] for Season 3

Cobra Kai EPs Weren't Sure They Could Land [SPOILER] for Season 3

As much as The Karate Kid franchise is often associated with its stars in Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, and Martin Kove, its sequel series has done a wonderful job reuniting the bulk of the cast back into the fold from the featured films Naturally, Morita’s 2005 passing was written into the narrative as[...]

Cobra Kai Season 3 The Right Path Review: Mr. LaRusso Goes to Japan

Cobra Kai Season 3 "The Right Path" Review: Mr. LaRusso Goes to Japan

Back in the States, Johnny (William Zabka) and Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) reconnect as sensei-student once again This time, Johnny instead of teaching his prized pupil martial arts is trying to get him to rehab his legs following the surgery While the situation is certainly different, they pick up where they left off in the kind[...]

Cobra Kai Season 3 Now Youre Gonna Pay Review: Daniel at Crossroads

Cobra Kai Season 3 "Now You're Gonna Pay" Review: Daniel at Crossroads

Upon hearing this, Johnny (William Zabka), the students of Miyagi-Do, and Cobra Kai try to devise ways to come up to fundraise for the surgery As established early on in the series, Johnny is far from loaded and searches far and wide to try to help, but is rebuffed at every turn as if we[...]

Cobra Kai Season 3 Nature vs. Nurture Review: Chasing Loyalty

Cobra Kai Season 3 "Nature vs. Nurture" Review: Chasing Loyalty

Much to Johnny’s (William Zabka) chagrin, Miguel remains bitter at him Meanwhile, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny look for Robby (Tanner Buchanan), who since fled the scene following the brawl at the high school Naturally, the surrogate (Daniel) and biological father (Johnny) clash with their personality as they always do The metaphor of the old[...]