Near the end of the fifth season of Cobra Kai. trailer, former sensei Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Chozen Toguchi enter the Cobra Kai dojo together, and his sensei, one of Terry Silver’s new employees, mistakes them for future students. Johnny jokes that they are not here to learn, but to teach him a lesson. As Netflix saves the ensuing brawl for the season premiere, a shot follows of Johnny and Chozen raising their fists next to each other, ready to fight. After watching this scene, numerous commenters online shared their enthusiasm for Johnny and Chozen working together.
YouTube user Ava Adams, for example, wrote: “Very cool that Johnny and Chozen have teamed up. The first two Antagonists of the Karate Kid series!” Meanwhile, the commenter with login noamroma 2814 just shared their delight from working together and received more than 1000 likes.
Meanwhile, on a Reddit thread about the trailer, a user KarateKid917 wrote, “Johnny and Chozen fight… TOGETHER? YES PLEASE AND THANKS!!” more than 70 voices per melody.
In an interview with Seattle Times, Toguchi described Chozen as someone with special attention. “I think Chozen’s only purpose in life is to find redemption and regain his honor,” he said. Thus, joining Chozen with Johnny may very well be another step in his quest for redemption.