In the third season of Cobra Kai, Daniel met a secret Mr. Miyagi stayed away from him Here is the meaning of the other side of Miyagi-Do Karate LaRusso discovered

In season three of Cobra Kai, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) discovered that Miyagi-Do karate has a different side to his late Sensei, Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita) kept a secret from him. Daniel returned to Okinawa for the first time since The Karate Kid Part II and not only reunited with his previous love interest, Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita), but also met Chozen (Yuji Okumoto), his archenemy, who has shockingly turned over a new leaf

Daniel-san was Mr. Miyagi’s student and best friend from their meeting in 1984 to the death of Sensei in 2011 Daniel also learned about the origins of Miyagi-Do karate in The Karate Kid Part II and it is an indelible part of the mythology: In 1625 the fisherman was sleeping Miyagi Shimpo Sensei for drinking too much sake off the coast of Okinawa. He woke up off the coast of China and returned 10 years later with a wife, children, and the secret of Miyagi’s family karate when LaRusso opened the Miyagi-Do-Dojo and when Sensei stood up, he showed his students the myriad of new lessons that Mr. Miyagi taught him that he went beyond the iconic system of self-defense he taught Daniel-san in the Karate Kid films. Of course, after 27 years of training with Mr. Miyagi, Daniel assumed his sensei had taught him everything, but LaRusso faced a rude awakening in season three of Cobra Kai

At this point, Daniel-san is the embodiment of Miyagi-Do, used solely for self-defense. Miyagi always taught how to be “true” karate, and LaRusso was shocked when Chozen revealed that Miyagi-Do had more to offer as mr Miyagi told him Chozen is also a Miyagi-Do Sensei; He was trained by his uncle Sato Toguchi (Danny Kamekona), who grew up with Miyagi like brothers, and both were tutored in karate by Miyagi’s father – which makes Daniel and Chozen “karate cousins” On season three of Cobra Kai, Chozen played with Daniel-san by making him believe they were still enemies, and he was a little upset when LaRusso claimed to be Mr. Miyagi taught him everything there was to know about Miyagi-Do Daniel had something else to do because Mr. Miyagi kept secrets from his student

As Daniel found out, Mr. Miyagi never told him that Miyagi-Do karate can also be used for killing because “Defense takes many forms” As Chozen explained, Miyagi ancestors once had to defend Okinawa from Japanese invaders, and there was no way not to kill So Miyagi instructors developed a system that used secret pressure points to make their enemies helpless.Chozen demonstrated the secret Miyagi technique by incapacitating Daniel-san’s joints and making him believe he was going to murder him, as he did in 1985 announced – just to honk his nose, as Daniel had done to Chozen at the end of their fight

As funny as Chozen’s prank was at Daniel’s expense, it contained an important lesson for LaRusso: “When an enemy insists on war, you rob him of the ability to wage it” – a maxim Daniel uses well against John Kreese could serve (Martin Kove) and Cobra Kai Why Mr. Miyagi didn’t want Daniel to know that his karate can also be used for killing Daniel is probably right that there is no need to use deadly karate in the modern world. Even so, Chozen gave him the Miyagi Scrolls from one Miyagi-Do-Sensei to another with the secret pressure point techniques

What Mr Miyagi most valued karate that he instilled in his students, and Daniel, in turn, taught his students in Cobra Kai, is the importance of maintaining your focus in difficult times and in balance in all areas of life, Mr. Miyagi never liked violence and he chose to do it Hugging Miyagi-Do to Heal and Improve Yourself This is how Daniel’s Sensei left the “secret” of how to kill with Miyagi-Do in Okinawa, but the way Chozen has been living his life Having lived his darkest days in The Karate Kid Part II, Daniel also shows that you can have a balance in your life while still knowing how to rob an enemy of the ability to wage war when necessary

John Orquiola is a Features associate who has been with Screen Rant for the past four years. He started as an assistant director on various independent films. A lover of film and film theory, John wrote humorous reviews of films on his blog Back of the Head that he liked Screen Rant noticed John happily became the Star Trek guy at Screen Rant, directing coverage of the various Star Trek series but also writing on a wide range of topics from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Cobra Kai.His other great nerdy love is British TV series like The Crown, Downton Abbey, and Killing Eve John can be found on Twitter @BackoftheHead for photos of the food he’s eating

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