A new Cobra Kai Season 2 clip features a Mr. Miyagi and Daniel LaRusso flashback to The Karate Kid. LaRusso is in the latest scene with Johnny Lawrence's son Robby Keene where he teaches the young student about Miyagi-Do rules for karate. Technically, we only get rule number one, which is "Karate is for defense only." We then go back to Mr. Miyagi explaining the same thing to a young LaRusso, which is the most important one to focus on. We also get a glimpse of the "toy" that saved LaRusso's life in The Karate Kid 2 and Mr. Miyagi's war hero metals.
YouTube Red's Cobra Kai was always going to be a hit, but nobody expected it to be as big of a deal as it turned out being, not even stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. As for how it caught on, Macchio believes it's because the series is "embracing the nostalgia and paying homage to everything the fans have always loved," while also going forward and creating something new and fresh with it. Zabka concurs and compares it to writing songs, noting that Cobra Kai Season 2 is a "new song."
Martin Kove is back as John Kreese for Cobra Kai Season 2 after turning up at the very end of the first season. William Zabka says that Kreese is a big part of the new episodes and says that his Johnny Lawrence character and Kreese have a "dysfunctional" father and son relationship. As far as anybody else coming back to do the show from the original movies, Ralph Macchio teases that there is, "nobody who's off limits to making an appearance and/or being referred to in some way just like they did in season one."
As far as Cobra Kai Season 2's story is concerned, it is going to focus on the rivalry between Miyagi-Do and Cobra Kai. Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso's rivalry ends up getting personal, as was teased during the first season. But there will be other factors thrown into the mix this time around, especially with the return of John Kreese to the fold, who will more than likely have something to say about the way that Lawrence is teaching his new group of students.
Cobra Kai flips the script and blurs the line between the good and the bad guys, which is far different from The Karate Kid, where everything is black and white. That is a part of the new show's charm, which brings in an added element to the aging main characters. This ultimately travels down to the show's young cast too, making an even bigger divide between the two schools of thought. Cobra Kai Season 2 debuts April 24th, exclusively on YouTube Red. While we wait for the hit series to return, you can watch the latest clip below, thanks to the Cobra Kai YouTube channel.