In Season 3, ‘Cobra Kai’ Cast Proved They’re No Longer Beginners When It Comes to Fighting

In Season 3, ‘Cobra Kai’ Cast Proved They’re No Longer Beginners When It Comes to Fighting
When the husband-and-wife team of Hiro Koda and Jahnel Curfman were brought in as the stunt coordinators for Season 1 of “Cobra Kai,” they faced a cast with no real professional martial arts experience. The actors playing Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña) and Eli ‘Hawk’ Moskowitz (Jacob Bertrand) had at least taken some classes as children, but Samantha Larusso (Mary Mouser), Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan), and Tory Nichols (Peyton List) had none.

“Before Season 1 even started, we just developed each character’s own style of Martial Arts,” Koda explained in an interview with IndieWire. “The complexity is where their progression was going — how much they were supposed to have improved and learned along those seasons.”

According to Curfman, the cast’s willingness to train hard with the stunt coordinators has led to tremendous growth, with each performer blossoming at different points of the three season run.

“I definitely think Xolo made huge
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