‘Cobra Kai’ Star Tanner Buchanan Learned New ‘Karate Kid’ Moves for Season 3, however You Won’t See Them All

by Jeremy Spirogis
Cobra Kai: Robbie Vs. Miguel

Now that Netflix viewers can lastly watch seasons 1 and a pair of of Cobra Kai, they’re about to attend with baited breath for season 3. Season 2 ends on a serious cliffhanger, and Netflix received’t launch it till 2021. Fortunately, the season is already within the can so there are new episodes to sit up for. Tanner Buchanan, who performs Robbie, spoke about his coaching for the brand new season and the way it compares to the earlier ones.

[Spoiler alert: This article incorporates spoilers for season 1 and a pair of of Cobra Kai.]

Cobra Kai: Robbie Vs. Miguel
L-R: Tanner Buchanan and Xolo Mariduena | Guy D’Alema/Netflix

Buchanan spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about his new film, Max Winslow and the House of Secrets. Fortunately, Cobra Kai was debuting on Netflix the identical week so he was capable of speak about each. Here’s what to anticipate from Robbie’s Karate in season 3.

Tanner Buchanan: ‘Cobra Kai’ Season Three might be greater than the primary two

Season 1 of Cobra Kai launched Robbie as Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka)’s lengthy misplaced son. Robbie began coaching in Karate with Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) however misplaced the All Valley Karate Tournament to Cobra Kai’s Miguel (Xolo Maridueña). Season 2 culminated in Robbie and Miguel preventing once more in highschool, resulting in Miguel’s cliffhanger damage. 

Tanner Buchanan in Cobra KaiTanner Buchanan in Cobra Kai
Tanner Buchanan | Bob Mahoney/Netflix

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“There was a lot of stuff in season 3, when I was reading, that’s going to I think top both seasons,” Buchanan mentioned. “There’s a lot of stuff that the creators went for this year that’s going to, I think, surprise a lot of people and get a lot more people interested. I just think it tops both seasons really, truly, every episode there’s something new and something crazy that they just went for that really, really works and ties everything together.”

Tanner Buchanan trains extra for every season of ‘Cobra Kai’

The streaming sequence doesn’t give its actors as a lot time to coach in martial arts as a film can afford. Still, Buchanan discovered some Karate for season 1 and a few extra for season 2 of Cobra Kai. Season Three launched new strikes into his repertoire, although they didn’t all make it on display screen.

“We definitely trained more before,” Buchanan mentioned. “We also try to train as we’re shooting, any time we can get but yeah, there’s a couple few moves that I got to learn that were really, really cool. Some will be in season 3, some also not but they were just fun to learn.”

The entire forged is stuffed with Karate Kids now

It’s not simply Buchanan and Maridueña coaching. Mary Mouser performs Daniel’’s daughter and pupil Samantha, so she trains too. All the Cobra Kai children – Jacob Bertrand, Nichole Brown, Peyton List and extra additionally sustain with their Karate classes.

Karate Kid training in Cobra KaiKarate Kid training in Cobra Kai
L-R: Mary Mouser, Ralph Macchio, Tanner Buchanan | Bob Mahoney/Netflix

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“We definitely all got much, much better and tried to better ourselves and just being able to do most of our stunts and fights,” Buchanan mentioned. “That way it just comes off more real. That way you can see our faces in every scene. We’ve trained really, really hard to get to a good point where we are able to do most of the stuff, which is really cool.”

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