Official ‘Cobra Kai’ Companion Book Coming This October

Cobra Kai. (L to R) Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso, Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz in Cobra Kai. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021

Calling all dojos: an official Cobra Kai behind-the-scenes companion book will be released this October, according to a new pre-order listing on Amazon.

Coming October 18, The Kick-A** Book of Cobra Kai: An Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion will feature never-before-seen photographs and illustrations; exclusive interviews with cast members including Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence), Martin Kove (John Kreese), Xolo Maridueña (Miguel Diaz); an inside look at the writing, directing, and production of the hit Netflix series; and much more.

You can read the full book description below.

The Kick-A** Book of Cobra Kai is a celebration of the superfans — an essential companion to the show and a master sensei ready to guide readers through the karate-crazed San Fernando Valley. Journey through the deceptively humble strip-mall that houses Cobra Kai, the magical backyard retreat of Miyagi-Do, the dangerous abandoned factory used in aggressive Eagle Fang training, and the wilderness proving ground of Coyote Creek — not to mention Johnny and Miguel’s apartment complex, the LaRusso residence, and Terry Silver’s beachside mansion. The legacy of the Karate Kid and Cobra Kai continues with never-before-seen photographs and illustrations, secret moves from behind the scenes, exclusive interviews with Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence), Martin Kove (John Kreese), Xolo Maridueña (Miguel Diaz), Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso), and MUCH MORE! 

You’ll hear directly from your favorite characters: Johnny Lawrence shares his top 10 songs for impressing hot babes. Sensei Kreese presents his favorite strategists of military history and how to apply their teachings to your own life. Daniel LaRusso dishes on some of his secrets to finding the best meditation spots in the city. Samantha LaRusso gives a Prospective Student tour of West Valley High (watch out for those railings!). Eli Moskowitz, er… “Hawk” points out the Valley’s best tattoo studios and hair salons. But if that doesn’t kick enough ass for you…

You’ll also find a glossary of unique Cobra Kai terms, visual guides to important karate moves, historical and philosophical cheat-sheets on the Cobra Kai, Miyagi-Do, and Eagle Fang dojos, and fight stats on your favorite students to really help you decide if you’re team Miguel or team Robby. And the show’s creators will give an unprecedented look inside the making of Cobra Kai: the writing, directing, and production of this beloved franchise that has grown from scrappy underdog to global phenomenon. 

If you think you have what it takes to dive into the most essential companion book ever produced, then it’s time to swoop down like an eagle and sink your fangs into this baby.

Ready? Let’s begin!

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