After his rivalry with Daniel (Ralph Macchio) in “Karate Kid 2,” Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto) reappeared in season 3 of “Cobra KaiWhen LaRusso travels to Japan to try to save his car dealership. In that country, he decides to go to Okinawa to reconnect with the roots of Mr. Miyagi, where he meets Kumiko and, to his surprise, also with his former opponent.
After the death of his uncle, Chozen decided to carry the Miyagi-Do flag. In addition, he apologized to Kimiko, with whom he struck up a friendship. This encouraged Daniel to forgive his former enemy, who also taught him a secret Miyagi technique.
Finally, Chozen appears at the end of the fourth season of “Cobra Kai”To help Daniel. What will your role be in the next episodes? Does it mean that you will teach your students Miyagi’s secret technique? Will Chozen become the new Mr. Miyagi?
CHOZEN, WILL YOU BE THE NEW MR. MIYAGI?
Chozen has always shown to know more about Miyagi-Do karate, from the lessons of his uncle Sato Toguchi and later from the teachings of Nariyoshi Miyagi himself. Therefore, he could teach alongside LaRusso.
In addition, it is the perfect example of the balance between the aggressive philosophy of Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do’s defensive technique. With your help, Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) and Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz (Jacob Bertrand) could improve their skills.
Although Johnny Lawrence could also join them to face Terry Silver in the fifth season of the series of NetflixYou will probably be very busy trying to find Miguel and making up for lost time with your son Robby.
While Chozen will not necessarily become Mr. Miyagi’s replacement, he will allow his legacy to be perpetuated. In a past interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ralph Macchio spoke about respect and tribute for the actor Pat Morita, who passed away in 2005.
“He would have loved all of this (…) It’s great to share the legacy of Miyagi’s character and how it still lives on today. We feel that spirit on set. Need that heart“Said the actor who plays Daniel.