Adiwang sees himself as Cobra Kai’s Johnny Lawrence

By Jun Ray Navarres

Team Lakay’s rising star Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang, the winner of ONE Warrior Series contract equaled himself to Johnny Lawrence of Netflix’s “Cobra Kai”.

The new phenom and ONE Championship strawweight new talent Adiwang has enjoyed experiencing the story through Johnny’s perspective.

“I identify with Johnny mostly, because in the end, he made the choice to redeem himself. Everyone has good and bad sides, but we can always choose to use our talents for a better purpose,” said Adiwang, who believed that it’s not how you start things, but rather how you end things that really matters.

“Cobra Kai”, a story thirty years after the final confrontation at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Johnny (William Zabka) became a drunkard and unemployed handyman haunted by his wasted life. Later on he met high school kid Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña) who inspired him to restart the Cobra Kai dojo, but also resurrected his rivalry against Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) who has become a successful businessman.

“Thunder Kid” has been smoothly climbing the ranking of ONE Championship, finishing every fight in the most explosive manner possible and being a successful person through martial arts, Adiwang has something to share with the world.

“In my own life, I’ve made it a point to show honor to my family and the people who care for me. Now that I’m a fighter, a martial arts instructor, I also want to share the true meaning of martial arts with others,” said Adiwang.

“I want to protect this tradition and use it in a good way, helping others by teaching them the true values of martial arts — that it’s a discipline to be learned and understood, which will then improve the quality of life.”

The Coronavirus pandemic has caged everyone within their homes with various restrictions, forcing people with resorting to binge-watch on online video streaming platforms as a form of eliminating boredom.

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