Cobra Kai (2018– )
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Strike First 

Daniel is dismayed to find a new Cobra Kai dojo has been opened up. Johnny learns his dojo has to pass several safety requirements before he can actually start teaching.


Robert Mark Kamen (based on the characters created by), Josh Heald (created for television by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Macchio ... Daniel LaRusso
William Zabka ... Johnny Lawrence
Courtney Henggeler ... Amanda LaRusso
Xolo Maridueña ... Miguel Diaz
Tanner Buchanan ... Robby Keene
Mary Mouser ... Samantha LaRusso
Joe Seo ... Kyler
Annalisa Cochrane ... Yasmine
Bo Mitchell ... Brucks
Gianni Decenzo ... Demetri
Jacob Bertrand ... Eli
Hannah Kepple ... Moon
Dawson Towery ... Rory
Jonathan Mercedes ... A.J.
Griffin Santopietro ... Anthony


Daniel sees that the Cobra Kai dojo has been reestablished by Johnny Lawrence. Struggling to launch the business, Johnny starts teaching karate to his teenage neighbor Miguel. Daniel faces his former opponent and old offenses are quickly reignited.

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Sport



Did You Know?


Miguel wears a blue LA Dodgers jersey while training with Johnny. In the original Karate Kid film (1984), Daniel Larusso wears a blue San Diego Chargers jersey under his costume at the Halloween dance where he is ultimately confronted and defeated by Johnny and the Cobra Kai gang and then saved by Mr. Miyagi. Ironically, the Chargers relocated to LA in 2017, and Johnny is now in the role of Mr. Miyagi from the original film. See more »


In the lunchroom scene, on the wall behind the mean girl's table is a red poster. The paragraph between "STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM" and "LEARN MORE" is completely filled with placeholder dummy text. See more »


Johnny Lawrence: And change that ringtone. Get some Guns N' Roses or something.
Miguel: What's Guns N' Roses?
Johnny Lawrence: I'm going to pretend you didn't say that.
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References The Karate Kid Part II (1986) See more »


Ain't That a Kick in the Head?
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Dean Martin
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Involving beggining
18 May 2020 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

First two episodes of "Cobra Kai" were very well done, acted and were really involving. I liked the whole concept of bringing these two old (but not so much) characters who stared in a legendary movie. I liked the concept, and so far i really like the execution. It all very simple, all way to familiar, but if it works - it works.

Overall, i will be looking forward to see it more.

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