Karate Kid 2 Connection Revealed

The secret history of Miyagi Do Karate will be revealed in Netflix’s upcoming third season of the excellent Cobra Kai.

Daniel LaRusso actor Ralph Macchio was recently interviewed on US talkshow Conan and spoke about the upcoming season of Cobra Kai. He had this to say –

“I have been to Okinawa for some shooting of Cobra Kai season 3, which I cannot talk too much about. But I can say it dives into the origin of Miyagi-Do Karate. We learn a little bit, some secrets of past history that is new to the audience, and to LaRusso, my character, and we actually went to Okinawa to shoot.”

Here’s the clip –


As to the secret that Mr Miyagi was hiding from Daniel, that’s still unknown as Macchio wasn’t prepared to spill the beans. It’s also been rumored that Yuji Don Okumoto’s Chozen Toguchi character from The Karate Kid 2 could show up in the next season, though that has yet to be confirmed.

Sensei Kreese actor Martin Kove recently spoke about the Cobra Kai Dojo side of things –

“You’re going to see a lot of leadership. Unquestionably there will be a lot of – I can’t expound on how much action – but there’s a terrific amount of that, and you’ll see the prowess,”

William Zabka, who plays LaRusso’s rival Johnny Lawrence also had this revealing tidbit of information

“Nothing is as it seems, I can tell you that. Listen, for the character of Johnny, Ali, I’ve been saying this for the last two seasons, she’s a big missing piece of his life,”

“She’s the love that got away and in some form would love to reconnect. But the show is full of surprises.”

Netflix recently acquired the rights to the hit YouTube Red series and has given it a brand-new wider audience.


The third season of Cobra Kai hits Netflix in 2021.