Cobra Kai Cast Test Karate Gadgets

They're back! Who better to test the latest in martial arts technology than the cast of Netflix's Cobra Kai? Watch as Jacob Bertrand, Gianni DeCenzo, Peyton List, Xolo Maridueña and Mary Mouser punch and crane kick these gadgets, rating them along the way. Season 5 of Cobra Kai is available to stream now on Netflix Director: Tim Cruz Director of Photography: Grant Bell Editor: Ron Douglas Talent: Jacob Bertrand, Gianni DeCenzo, Peyton List, Xolo Maridueña, Mary Mouser Talent Booker: Mica Medoff Line Producer: Joseph Buscemi Associate Producers: Melissa Cho Production Managers: Peter Brunette, Andressa Pelachi Production Coordinator/Assistant Director: Carol Wachockier Audio: Paul Cornett Cam Ops/Gaffers: Nick Massey, Lucas Vilicich Production Assistants: Phillip Arliss, Devin Beckwith Post Production Supervisor: Alexa Deutsch Post Production Coordinator: Ian Bryant Supervising Editor: Doug Larsen Assistant Editor: Diego Rentsch

Video Transcript

- Hey guys, we're the Cast of Cobra Kai, here today is Wired correspondents... [bell dings] Reviewing martial arts gadgets.

[pensive electronic music] - All right, let's bring on the first gadget.

[claps hands] [pensive electronic music] - [Jacob] It kind of looks like some sort of breathing apparatus.

- It's quite a bit more top heavy than I would've imagined, here.

- Oh.

[Gianni snorts] - [Jacob] Hit Gianni with it real quick.

[Peyton laughs] Ask him how it feels.

Describe it to us.

- I will not because it feels like it's like 15 pounds.

- The Chop Fit Chopper is designed to serve as an all-in-one revolutionary piece of fitness technology.

A total full-body, as opposed to a not total full-body... [Jacob laughs] Challenge that never gets stale.

If you want home gym equipment, this is the end-all-be-all.

- Oh!

- [Gianni] Do you just hit the ground with this?

- So you just go... - You just do labor.

- You just whack-a-mole.

- You just do manual labor.

- Lumberjack time!

"Absolutely love it.

Brings amazing variation to stabilizing workouts."

"Time to start growing the beard."

[chuckles] Alan Deweirdt: five stars.

"Total waste of money.

This is the kind of techno junk that makes people sour on training.

Don't be taken in by something because it has Johnny Whizbang technology connected to your phone."

J. Barr, one star.

- Who's Johnny Whizbang?

- This just looks like... - Yeah, now, go back.

- That looks like doing the bow staff.

- It's like an oblique.

- It's literally just the same thing?

- Yeah, go.

- 20 times.

[everyone counting] - Three, four.

- [laughs], I hate you all.

- Five.

- You got this don't give up.

- Give me a shot.

- Don't give up!

[fast forwarding sounds] - Sixteen!

Seventeen!

- Go hard on the last three!

- Eighteen!

Nineteen!

Twenty!

[everyone screams] - I'm gonna rip these pants.

- You got it.

Rip the pants.

- [Gianni] These are rentals.

- Oh, well.

- One.

Two.

Three.

- I really didn't like that.

- Four.

- Three.

- What?!

I'm done.

- You can skater chops.

Twenty of them.

- [Gianni] Go!

- One.

two.

Oh, she's got form.

Oh my God.

What the heck?

I didn't know chopping could be done so flawlessly.

- We need you out there on the lumber field.

- Is it good?

- I actually really like it.

- [Jacob] Really?

- I do.

- My arm is sore.

My arm hurts.

[Mary laughs] [peaceful elevator music] - I wish you could hit the ground more.. - [Jacob] with it?

- Yeah.

- I thought there was gonna be a sensor in it.

- Yeah, right.

They should have like a little pad thing.

Maybe you could do that.

I mean, it's cool.

- They need like a Just Dance equivalent.

- I'll give you three stars.

I mean, I haven't been a lumberjack for 40 plus years, so I don't, I can't speak to experience, but it's, yeah, it's good.

[peaceful electronic music] - Oh!

- What?

- Oh!

- I have one of these.

- These are dangerous.

[everyone laughs] - Well, this looks like it is a titanium extendo staff.

- Don't aim it us!

[Gianni laughs] - Back up!

I wanna see my kid!

[everyone laughing] - Please, Jacob, not near my face!

- The Magic Pocket Staff is a hollow thin tube made of high quality stainless steel and it can only be used as a professional magic prop.

Please wear gloves.

It is recommended that you wear gloves to play.

- Recommended is bolded.

"This thing is terrifying."

Okay, that's great.

"It popped out of the package as soon as I opened it and almost took out my friend's eye."

- See!

[Peyton laughs] - That would be really funny, though.

- "We'll be suing for the bruise on my foot and emotional trauma."

- [Jacob] Five stars.

- By Samantha.

- That's the positive review.

I don't understand.

- I can't wait to, yeah... "Do not buy.

I repeat, do not buy ever."

And, "When I opened the box to get it out it smacked me in the mouth and it just broke immediately."

Robert, one star.

- You got it man.

You got it.

[tense drum music] [everyone laughing] - Oh!

- I thought... [Jacob laughing] - I really thought it was gonna smack me.

- [Mary] Wait, it's so much longer than I thought.

[Mary laughing] - Oh, I broke it already.

What the heck?

This thing does suck.

[Jacob grunting] [peaceful elevator music] - Yeah, it seems like one of those, like, secret weapons.

I'm getting robbed?

Not today.

- It snapped on the end.

[Mary laughs] It's not gonna do anything.

[everyone laughing] - To fight a little kid?

Pretty good.

But to like any practical use, this is a zero.

- The next device... [Jacob laughs] [pensive electronic music] - Oh.

- Oh, we've seen these too.

- We actually use this.

- Yeah, we've used one of these before.

- Oh, that thing.

- [Mary] Yeah.

[Mary laughs] - [Jacob] I don't like this thing.

- It's a torture device.

- Yeah, actually, yes.

- A cheap, full splits fast, easy to use.

Allows you to spread your legs as far as possible.

Oh.

And stretch your hamstrings without requiring help from a partner.

- And you were worried about splitting your pants before?

- Now, everyone gets a show.

- "I use it almost every night while watching TV and after my workouts, while my legs are still warmed up.

I've been using it for the past month and can see the progress so far."

Melissa, and she gives it five stars.

- Oh my God, Melissa, I hate you.

[Mary laughs] I hate you With all my heart.

- "Piss poor, very flimsy and cheap!

It's in my closet and I am too embarrassed to actually give it to someone else."

Jayvon says that one star.

- You should be embarrassed.

[peaceful elevator music] - I was just thinking I really like it, but maybe it's because people in stunts on Cobra Kai own them.

And they have them in their duffle bag, and so I just now think it's cool.

- I want in my duffle bag.

I don't wanna use it.

- I feel like it's overpriced.

It's like 50 bucks.

- It's $24.

[bell dings] - $31.

- All right.

[Mary laughs] You look so proud of yourself.

Like a four star.

Like it does what it's supposed to do.

I just don't think you have to have it.

- Next gadget.

[pensive electronic music] - It's a baby baguette.

- Tell us, Gianni.

- Oh, it's squishy.

That's squishier than I thought.

- It's a hand strength trainer thing.

It vibrates.

- Oh, okay.

I really think I'm all right.

- Improve your grip strength and carry out day to day tasks seamlessly.

Here's a modern take on classic stress balls.

Fight off daily stresses and anxieties all while improving your hand grip.

This product is useful for everyone who wants to strengthen their hands and wrist muscles while working out at the desk.

"Love the product so much.

Will give to my husband and my friends at work."

ThankJ, Star, Star, star, star, star.

- I think she's giving it to her husband... [everyone laughing] - "Save your money.

Buy a rubber ball.

It is totally ridiculous."

Mr. Bill, one star.

- You have it in your right hand.

- [Mary] Yeah.

- All right.

Squeeze.

Whoa.

80 pounds of force.

- Just like Mr. Bill.

[Peyton and Mary laughing] - Okay.

Ready?

It's gonna, it's gonna go up when she... 84.

All right.

Are you righty or lefty?

- Okay.

I'm a righty.

- Okay.

Oh!

[everyone screaming] 110!

- Whoa!

- There's games.

Let's do Balloon Blaster.

Squeeze to shoot balloons.

The harder you squeeze, the more damage your balloon does.

Grip to start the game.

- Die.

Die.

- No, it... - Oh.

- Dude.

- [Jacob] Oh, hit it!

Hit it!

- Oh no, It's gonna get to me.

- [Jacob] Oh, Gianni.

What the heck?

- What do you mean?

- [Jacob] You put us at 77 health.

- It's gonna get to me.

- [Jacob] Mary, go!

- I'm trying.

[peaceful elevator music] - I give it a solid three stars for fun.

In terms of actual grip strength training, I think realistically, it's like not any better or worse than anything else.

I mean.

- It's probably more expensive.

- It's more entertaining.

Yeah.

Fair.

- What is the price on it?

[bell dings] - It's $49.

- [Mary] That's not bad.

- What?

- Is the app free?

- It's a $50 app.

[bell dings] - Just hurts your hand.

Bring on the next gadget.

[pensive electronic music] - Oh no.

- Is this a person?

[Xolo grunts] - Oh.

[metal banging] - Wing chun?

It's like the... [metal banging] I thought they were supposed to move.

- [Jacob] The AugustaPro Wing Chun Muk Young Jong arms can be adjusted to almost leveled or staggered positions.

Most affordable, professionally made most durable wing chun dummy, ever.

- Let's see how durable this thing is.

- "The iron body jong is great.

Better than expected.

This thing is nice!"

"I expected cheap finish, but got luxury", Luke Wells.

- "Purchase a wooden model.

Too unstable, and the main body is made of metal pipe.

Makes a lot of noise", one star.

- Learn and do it.

- Have you guys not seen It Man?

- No.

- I've heard of it.

- Bro, it's so cool.

- Oh.

- Wow.

- [Gianni] All right, Jacob, you got it.

- I feel like I'm gonna hit myself.

- I hope so.

[metal banging] [metal banging] [metal banging] - Yeah!

[peaceful elevator music] - Maybe if there was a choreo-sequence that we had to learn we could just place this there and then practice the moves on it slowly.

- I really struggle with releasing my hook kicks too early.

Well, my stunt double has adapted to putting boxes in my way to like force me to wait to do it.

So in that way, I would just use it as a big old post.

- This is like a lot cheaper than the wooden ones.

I could see a reason for getting this.

- This thing's probably like 170 bucks.

Yeah, 200 bucks?

[bell dings] - $399!

- You could probably pay someone on Craigslist to do the same thing.

- [Mary] Just stand there and let you hit them?

- Yeah.

[Mary laughs] - I would give it three.

- Two.

- I'd say two, yeah.

- That's mean, Gianni.

- I'm a mean guy.

- I feel like some of them were fun and like techy and that's fun but I just don't think the majority of these I wouldn't personally use other than the stretcher.

- All right guys, that's it.

That's all five of our martial arts gadgets.

Wired correspondents out.

[bell dings] Maybe we'll see you guys for a part three.

What do you guys think?

Yeah, perhaps?

Perhaps.

- If you'll have us.

- Perhaps.