Finally watched the fianle with Garce and argued about what they should do on season 2. In Karate Kid 2 they travel back to Okinawa to discover if Origins of Miyagi Do Karate. I think they should travel to South Korea (Kreese's teacher is supposed to be South Korean.)
But who would play good Chozen or Miyagi tyoe characters. Just as Karate Kid 2 played with a dark side of Miyagi Do, maybe the light side if Cobra Kai should be played by Stand Up Comedian Eliot Chang. But the tole should be serious, just like Pat Morita played a serious Miyagi... well not too serious, which was the criticism of Toshiro Mifune's audition.
Would be cool to have an Chloe Kim be in there as the star of Cobra Kai's good branch. I mean they suggested Sam Larusso would be stepping onto the mat ans snow boarding is a perfect foil to Robbie's skateboarding.
Bur what about the origins of Cobra Kai? I would suggest a non traditional origin. For instabce I heard a story of a Korean Martial Artist who hot wired a Japanese plabe during the occupation and flew to Japan wanting to be a Kamikaze pilot....he didnt know how to fly a plane, he just did it.
He then was put into some prison camp or something with a group of other Korean men who had all bad assedly done the same thing. He read Musashi's book taught himself martial arts, shaved iff one eyebrow and isolated himself in training and later challenged all the Dojos in Japan and won. They made him a Japanese hero even though he is Korean because he is so bad ass. They made movies based on him (with nods to Bruce Lee's Chen Jen) but I think that would be the perfect origin story yo Cobra Kai, and a perfect way ti show the positive aspects of a way of thinking that comes out as strike hard strike fast no mercy.
Some kind of Zen intervention is needed to bring the Hawk and Miguel characters bacj to the light side and to fight Kreese and Terry Silver.
Like I sais, Elliot Chang would he a good mentor and Chloe Kim a great easy going fighter that is competetive but fun as well and maybe focuses on snowboarding and maybe might even lose well, similar to how Robin Hood loses to Little John... fighting with no mercy, losing, but then recruiting Little John.