Ralph Macchio Teases Returning to Japan for Third Season of Cobra Kai

Ralph Macchio
Ralph Macchio in Netflix’s Cobra Kai

The nostalgia for Karate Kid is still going strong.

With Cobra Kai, karate tournaments, and plenty of cameos in the past couple of seasons, fans of Cobra Kai will be delighted the fact there are more dedications to the Karate Kid franchise.

In the recent trailer of Cobra Kai season three, it was revealed that Daniel LaRusso travels back to Japan to seek out his previous karate roots. Kept as a secret all year, stars Tamlyn Tomita (Kumiko) and Yuji Okumoto (Chozen) will make their cameo appearances in season three.

They’ll be guiding Daniel LaRusso back on the proper path of karate enlightenment. There is also one more important cameo to be revealed, but we’ll keep it a secret, for now, to not spoil anything.

“Oh, it’s wonderful. It’s what I’ve asked for from the get-go when this kind of concept of the show is pitched. To me, I wanted to explore those characters and we don’t have Pat Morita with us anymore, obviously,” said Ralph Macchio to LRM Online’s Gig Patta during a virtual roundtable interview. [I wanted to know] how to keep Miyagi alive throughout the entire series.”

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On the secret details of filming, he was delighted with the reunion with his former castmates.

“Tamlyn Tomita and Yuji Okumoto knocked it out of the park. They did a beautiful job,” he continued. “We got to go to Okinawa, which I did in Karate Kid II. We filmed in Hawaii and Los Angeles. It was pretty special and those scenes are special to me. They brought their ‘A’ game. They are just so wonderful. I think the fans are going to love it along with a lot of other greater things coming season. It’s special. Good stuff.”

Season three of Cobra Kai streams on Netflix starting tomorrow on January 1.

Source: LRM Online, Netflix

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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