Here's how revival series “Cobra Kai” is going to address it — along with Johnny's “equally illegal” elbow to Daniel's knee Should Daniel LaRusso have been disqualified from the All-Valley Under-18 Karate Championship of 1984 for that crane kick to the face of Johnny Lawrence ? Fans of the '80s classic “The Karate Kid” have been debating that ending for more than 30 years. So, ahead of the premiere of YouTube Red's revival series “Cobra Kai,” TheWrap asked Macchio to say once and for all whether he thinks the competition-winning move taught by none other than Mr. Miyagi was illegal.
In the iconic 1984 film The Karate Kid, Daniel LaRusso's sensei, Mr. Miyagi, tells his protA©gA©, “man who catch fly with chopsticks, accomplish anything.” Well, perhaps anything except convince Ralph Macchio, who played LaRusso in three Karate Kid films, or William Zabka, who portrayed his nemesis Johnny Lawrence in two movies, to return to the franchise.
Describing the experience as one of the highlights of her martial arts career, Sara Laterza was thrilled to compete in “Forged in Fire: Knife or Death.” Broadcasting on the History channel, the Adairsville resident's episode will air Tuesday at 10 p.m. “I found out about the show through an Instagram post back around September,” said Laterza, adding her competition was filmed in Atlanta in January.
When you envisage a heavyweight mixed martial artist, you don't immediately think of a 100-plus kg warrior knocking opponents out with kicks to the temple. The former K1 and Strikeforce champion is world-renowned for his flexibility and tactical use of those logs he calls his legs.