30 years have passed since the iconic 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, and it seems like the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel LaRusso is still alive and kicking. In fact, Johnny has decided to revive the infamous Cobra Kai dojo, which had been closed for years, and is now set to face off against Daniel once again.
Exciting news for fans of the Karate Kid franchise, as production has officially begun for the highly-anticipated YouTube Red series, “Cobra Kai”. The new series will be filmed in two major cities, Atlanta, Georgia, and Los Angeles, promising an even more immersive and action-packed experience for viewers.
The series is sure to attract fans both old and new, as it explores the continuing story of these two iconic characters, and their ongoing battle for martial arts supremacy. With high-energy fight scenes and compelling character development, “Cobra Kai” is set to be a must-watch for fans of the Karate Kid franchise.
“Production has begun for the new Karate Kid YOUTUBE Red series “Cobra Kai in Atlanta, Georgia, and Los Angeles“
Where’s Johnny Laurence’s Apartment Located?
Our journey commences in Tarzana, California, where we can find the apartment of none other than Johnny Laurence. In this particular scene, we witness Johnny exiting his apartment complex situated in Reseda. Interestingly, the filming location for this scene was actually in Tarzana, California, which is located just a few miles south of Reseda.
It’s worth noting that while some of the interior apartment and car-port scenes were shot in Tarzana, others were filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, at a separate apartment complex. This combination of locations adds depth and realism to the show, immersing the audience in the world of the Karate Kid franchise. MAP IT!! view on google street: 18555 Burbank Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
Fun film fact: This location is only a few miles from Daniel’s apartment building used in the original Karate Kid Movie.
Intersection Of Burbank And Ventura Blvd.
Following his departure from the apartment complex, our attention shifts to Johnny, who is now seated in his black 1990s Firebird at a traffic light. In this scene, Johnny can be seen gazing up at a billboard showcasing the Larusso Auto Group, undoubtedly evoking a sense of resentment and rivalry within him.
Interestingly, this scene was filmed on the corner of Burbank and Ventura, also located in Tarzana, California. The attention to detail in the show’s filming locations further immerses viewers in the narrative, providing a sense of realism and authenticity that draws them in even further. MAP IT!! Ventura Blvd & Burbank Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
The ‘Larusso Auto Group’ Billboard:
It’s fascinating to note that while the scene with Johnny looking up at the Larusso Auto Group sign appears to be set in Tarzana, California, the actual location of the sign is in Atlanta, Georgia. The filmmakers utilized some clever Hollywood magic to transform Atlanta into Reseda, California, adding to the authenticity and believability of the scene.
This attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile in creating a believable setting is what sets the Karate Kid franchise apart from other shows and movies. By using real-world locations and blending them seamlessly with Hollywood production techniques, the show immerses viewers in the world of the Karate Kid, providing an unforgettable viewing experience.
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Johnny driving recklessly down Ventura Boulevard:
The plot thickens as Johnny, under the influence of alcohol, begins driving recklessly down Ventura Boulevard in Encino, California. As he reflects on the days of Daniel Larusso and Miyagi, his mind becomes consumed with thoughts of their martial arts rivalry.
Interestingly, the scene depicting Johnny’s reckless driving was filmed on the intersection of Ventura and Petit in Encino, California. This location was carefully chosen to ensure that the scene’s visual impact was as authentic and believable as possible. MAP IT!!
The Larusso Auto Group Location:
The next scene takes us to Atlanta, Georgia, where we witness Johnny entering the Larusso Auto Group. However, this scene was not actually filmed in California, but rather in a stand-in car dealer in Union City, Georgia called the Atlanta Motors Superstore. The address for this location is 6740 Oakley Industrial Blvd, Union City, GA 30281.
The Atlanta Motors Superstore was used as a stand-in for the Larusso Auto Group, and the filmmakers used their creative skills to transform the space into the iconic car dealership from the Karate Kid franchise. This attention to detail is a testament to the dedication of the production team, who went to great lengths to ensure that the show’s locations were as authentic and believable as possible.
By using real-world locations and transforming them into the settings of the Karate Kid universe, the show’s producers have created a viewing experience that is immersive and unforgettable. MAP IT!! view on google street: 6740 Oakley industrial blvd. Union city ga 30281
Atlanta production sighting #1 Dec 10th, 2017 – Crews were spotted filming “CK” at a Skate Park located inside the Historic Fourth Ward Park (unconfirmed location)
view on google street: 680 Dallas Street, Atlanta, GA 30308
Atlanta production sighting #2 Dec 14th, 2017 – Cobra Kai is now filming at the “Briarcliff Campus” in Atlanta, Georgia
view on google street: 1256 Briarcliff Road Atlanta, GA 30306
Daniel LaRusso’s House:
Daniel LaRusso’s house, which plays an important role in the series, is actually located in Marietta, Georgia. On October 10th, numerous production trucks and crew members were spotted filming on Woodlawn Dr NE, Marietta, which is the exact location of the house used for exterior shots of LaRusso’s residence.
The house, which has become an iconic location in the Karate Kid franchise, was carefully chosen for its aesthetic and architectural features, which perfectly capture the essence of the series. By using real-world locations and blending them seamlessly with the show’s fictional narrative, the production team has been able to create a sense of realism and authenticity that draws viewers deeper into the world of the Karate Kid. MAP IT!! view on google street: 130 Woodlawn Dr NE, Marietta, GA 30067
Production Begins In Atlanta Neighborhood:
It is not uncommon for film and television productions to notify residents of filming locations in advance, and the production of Cobra Kai was no exception. According to reports, some residents of Woodlawn Dr. NE in Marietta, Georgia received notices in October 2017, informing them that filming for the show would be taking place in their neighborhood from October 11th to October 17th of that year.
This type of notification is intended to minimize disruptions and ensure that filming can proceed as smoothly as possible. By keeping local residents informed about the production schedule and potential impacts on the neighborhood, the production team can help to avoid any unexpected issues or conflicts. MAP IT!! or google street: Woodlawn Dr NE and Belvedere, Marietta, GA 30067
Where’s The Cobra Kai Dojo?
In the next scene, we witness Johnny Laurence opening the new Cobra Kai Karate Dojo in a mini-mall located on Lakewood Ave in Atlanta, Georgia. This location was carefully selected by the production team to convey the sense of grit and authenticity that is so central to the Karate Kid franchise.
Interestingly, while Johnny’s advertisement sign in the show indicates that the dojo is located at 25002 Victory Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91401, this is not the actual location of the dojo. This was likely done to add an additional layer of depth to the show’s narrative and to maintain consistency with the Karate Kid universe. Thank you” Robert C and Mal P” for tip & pics! MAP IT!! or view on google street: 2779 Lakewood Ave SW Atlanta, GA 30315
When: 08/11/2017, Youtube Red
Starring: William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Nichole Brown, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan
Tips Provided By: Thank you “Geral T, Greg, Anonymous 1, Thank you “KarenH”,
First Published Jan 15, 2018, 11:17