Cobra Kai sensei Martin Kove shares 5 unforgettable behind-the-scenes moments from ‘Karate Kid’

For The Win

(Photo: Columbia Pictures) (Photo: Columbia Pictures)

Three decades after his diabolical turn as Cobra Kai sensei John Kreese in The Karate Kid, Martin Kove still can intimidate moviegoers.

The 68-year-old actor, who will join fellow cast members Billy Zabka and Ralph Macchio at a 30th anniversary screening and Q&A as part of New York Super Week in Manhattan Saturday, says that his character’s enduring menace still has the ability to freak people out in real life.

“Billy and I had an experience in San Antonio. People really think that we’re that much of hard asses,” Kove tells For The Win. “We’re walking through this corridor and one of the security guys sneezes. The guy was about five feet away and he sneezes. He looks at us and says ‘excuse me’ and he realizes who’s passing him as he sneezes. And he cowered like we were going to kill him for sneezing. We cracked…

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