- Cobra Kai
- Episode List
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Сериал Cobra Kai теперь выходит на Netflix
- Bobby Brown
- Bobby Brown
- Series Information
- First Appearance
- Latest Appearance
- Portrayed by
- Pre-Karate Kid
- The Karate Kid
- Pre-Cobra Kai
- Cobra Kai
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Cobra Kai Dojo
- Cobra Kai Dojo
- Series Information
- First Appearance
- Latest Appearance
- The Karate Kid
- The Karate Kid Part II
- The Karate Kid Part III
- Pre-Cobra Kai
- Cobra Kai
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- John Kreese’s Way of Training
- Johnny Lawrence’s Way of Training:
- Lesson 1: Strike first. Strike Hard.
- Training 1: Pushups on knuckles.
- Training 2: Manual Labor
- Training 3: Learn to Kick
- Lesson 2: The Best Defense is More Offense
- Training 4: Jogging
- Training 5: Baseball Launcher
- Training 6: Slither
- Training 7: Sparring
- Lesson 3: Cyberbullying
- Training 8: Breaking in new student.
- Challenge 1: Fight to earn your Gi.
- Lesson 4: Weed Out The Weaklings
- Training 9: Flip the Script
- Training 10: Flinchers Get Punched.
- Lesson 5: Be Better than your Best
- Training 11: Obstacle Course
- Training 12: Destroy Your Enemy
- Training 13: Dog Dodge
- Lesson 5: No Mercy
- Lesson 6: The Two Cobras in The Jungle
- Training 14: Move Forward Or Get Stuck
- Training 15: Exercise Till One Breaks.
- Challenge 2: Red vs Black
- Lesson 6: Mercy
- Training 16: Headbutting
- Fighting Style
Katrin L. Goodson
Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions
Heald Productions (Season 2)
Sony Pictures Television
Sony Picture Television
May 2, 2018 – present
Cobra Kai is an American comedy-drama web television series which is a sequel to The Karate Kid series from the four films, The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), and The Next Karate Kid (1994), created by Robert Mark Kamen. The first season premiered May 2, 2018 on YouTube Red. The television series takes place 34 years after the original film and follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo by Johnny Lawrence and the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso. The series was created by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald and stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, reprising their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence from the films respectively.
On May 10, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season of ten episodes that premiered in 2019. On May 2, 2019, YouTube renewed the series for a third season  and on June 22, 2020, it moved to Netflix with the first two seasons being available on August 28, 2020, the third season released on January 1, 2021. In October 2020, the series was renewed for a fourth season ahead of the third season premiere. 
Set thirty-four years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, when a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. The move reignites his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his now-deceased mentor Mr. Miyagi.  The show is about two men addressing past demons and present frustrations the only way they know how: through karate.»
Running parallel to the conflict are the story arcs of Johnny and Daniel’s students. Johnny opens a new Cobra Kai dojo that attracts a group of bullied nerds and social outcasts who find a camaraderie and self-confidence under his tutelage, but who take his aggressive philosophy too far, in particular his star pupil, Miguel Diaz. In contrast, Johnny’s estranged son, Robby Keene, comes under the wing of Daniel, who hires the boy at his car dealership, initially not knowing that Johnny is his father. Daniel eventually proves a positive influence to the boy, teaching him Mr. Miyagi’s philosophy of balance. Meanwhile, Daniel’s daughter, Samantha, is caught in the middle of these conflicts as she learns who her true friends are and a better path to follow.
Pat Morita, Thomas Ian Griffith and Sean Kanan appear via archive footage from the films as Mr. Miyagi, Terry Silver and Mike Barnes respectively.
Сериал Cobra Kai теперь выходит на Netflix
Сериал является сиквелом фильма «Karate Kid» 1984 года, рассказывающем уже о постаревших героях и их жизни после 84 года, а так же новом поколении юных каратистов и противостоянии двух додзе.
До Netflix первые два сезона выходили на Youtube Originals.
Вот бы Wayne (2019) перешел бы на нетфликс и сняли продолжение
Подобные чувства испытывал к первой серии «Политик»`а, было в ней очень сильное веяние Уэса Андерсона. Очень бодро смотрелся и я ахуевал каждые минут 5-10. Такие карусели в плане ощущений вообще редко испытываю от сериалов.
Один из лучших нынешних сериалов.
Нифига ты заявления мочишь. Идея интересная, да, но паразитирования на ностальгии там было явно с перебором, а если убрать все отсылки и ту самую «ностальгию» — сериал становится пустышкой для дошколят.
1) Ностальгии в сериале вообще нет. Там нет бесконечного нытья по святым восьмидесятым и их идеализации в духе «Очень странных дел». Есть конкретно юношеские воспоминания Джонни и его любовь к старым фильмам. Таких сцен наверное 5% от общего хронометража.
2) Отсылки там только к оригинальной трилогии «Карате пацана» и к паре современных сериалов типа «Игры престолов» в диалогах персонажей (ностальгия, ага). Опять же, нет этого бесконечного атсылка, культурал референс, смотрите как мы можем.
3) В сериале куча довольно крутых и интересных идей. Это сцена со смертью друга Джонни от рака для дошколят? Это все диалоги и сцены про кризис даже не среднего возраста, а про старение для дошколят?
4) Самое главное, что сериал явялется просто немыслимым уровнем переосмысления оригинальных фильмов, когда в оригинале не меняется вообще ничего, ни единой сцены, но отношение зрителя к тем событиям выворачивают наизнанку. При этом во всех ключевых ролях те же актеры. Как правильно люди пишут на английских форумах, это все равно, что показать события оригинальной трилогии «Звездных войн» с точки зрения Палпатина и Вейдера так, чтобы зритель полностью все переосмыслил и встал на позицию Империи. То есть то, о чем фанаты мечтают уже многие десятилетия.
У сериала фактически нет аналогов.
Сцена со смертью друга Джони топ, под Queen. Ну сериал сделан в духе старых фильмов, особенно первый сезон, по этому многие и ловят ностальгию, начиная от цветокора, заканчивая саундтреками.
По-моему снят он как раз даже слишком современно, под стандарты MTV прямо.
Да, а четвертый пункт используется с завидным постоянством, переворачивая все с ног на голову чуть ли не каждую серию, и эта фишка к концу сезона вдруг ощущается ещё одним рычагом манипуляции на чувствах зрителя (кто знаком с оригиналом), за который дергают излишне часто. Плюс становится минусом, потому что им небрежно пользуются (как и многим другим в этом сериале).
Так сейчас везде монетизируют ностальгию
Да, но там она настолько из всех мест высосана, что типа ну камон. Не, я сам как ребенок первые, кажется, три серии улюлюкал от радости и тыкал пальцем в экран пересказывая девушке сюжет фильмов, но под конец сезона вдруг обнаружил, что ничего, кроме фишки с паразитированием (именно так) на этом добром чувстве в сериале больше нет. Разочарование того года и недоумение от всех этих 10/10 (а ещё сгоревшая жопа, да)
ну финальная драка во втором сезоне топ вышла
к счастью на нынешнем этапе любого персонажа кроме главных героев можно органично убрать из сериала, обьяснив что родители сдали ребенка в дурку.
У нее вообще странная ситуация, так и не понял почему ее уволили.
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Да даже служебную машину организовать можно ведь. Бред какой-то
Ютуб ориджиналс. Там кроме двух главных актеров все за еду можно сказать работали. 400 долларов за серию получали.
Это ты с потолка или из пальца высосал?
Из интервью актеров на тв. А ты это так пизданул или чтобы самоутвердится?
ну так где пруф? На ютубе поиск по cobra kai salary выдает видео с 5-значными суммами
в душе не сношаю, как услышал так и ответил. какой пруф? у меня в башке регик не встроен.
Ну так годнота была как раз потому что люди снимались за идею, а не за деньги.
Судя по тому что я читал, ей просто места в сценарии не нашли и 3 сезон будет больше нацелен на развитие взрослой части актеров. Возможно в 4 сезоне они вернутся обратно к подросткам.
On September 17, 2019, actress Nichole Brown announced via Instagram that she will not be returning as Aisha in Season 3 of Cobra Kai, stating that «-they couldn’t find a place to put me in [the scripts].» With Aisha not returning for season 3, it is possible that she has either quit or taken a break from Cobra Kai.
Разработчик: Virtual Rage Studios LLC
Издатель: Virtual Rage Studios LLC
ХЗ, меня кроме Джонни и Ларуссо вообще нифига не интересуют.
Очень душевный сериал, это же надо, старые актёры повзрослели, как будто школьных товарищей встретил через 30 лет.
Насколько мне понравился первый сезон (для меня одним из лучших сериалов того года был), настолько же унылым мне показался второй. Смог осилить только пол сезона. Скажите, смотревшие, дальше хоть чуть-чуть лучше становится?
Становится, на самом деле. В целом во втором сезоне самое пососное это вон тот жырный «комикрелиф» в остальном очень много клевых штук. Финалочка сезона так вообще ахуй.
Меня гораздо больше коробило от того, что они ввели самого клишированого и дурацкого злодея прямиком из 80-х. Первый сезон брал именно свежим взглядом на подобные истории: нет правых или виноватых, у каждого своя точка зрения.
Надо осилить, когда на Нетфликс завезут
Да, мне тоже не особо нравится то, что появился прям злодей. С другой стороны у него вполне есть оправдывающие факторы.
Про срачи Дэнни и Джонни, они все таки не настолько натянуты, по крайней мере пока что. Можно было в разы хуже.
Мне все таки больше зашел второй сезон, хотя он явно «бугристее» если можно так сказать.
Водитель автобуса №7
Ну насчёт Нетфликса давно известно, а сейчас, я правильно все понял, новый сезон 28 августа?
«Johnny give up, he got his account!» ―Bobby Brown to Johnny Lawrence [src]
Robert «Bobby» Brown is the quinary antagonist and an anti-hero of the original Karate Kid. He is second strongest student in the Cobra Kai Dojo. Some even wonder if Bobby is stronger than Johnny. After 30 years, he is now a pastor.
Bobby joined the Cobra Kai dojo at some point where he befriended students Johnny, Dutch, Tommy and Jimmy, all of whom attended West Valley High School. In the 1983 All Valley Karate Tournament, he beat Darryl Vidal in the 3rd place match.
The Karate Kid
Bobby is Kreese’s second-best student. Although one of Johnny’s gang (as he trips Daniel at the first day of school soccer tryouts, prompting Daniel to ground-and-pound Bobby, thus getting Daniel kicked out of the tryouts), Bobby is seen as a more compassionate character than his friends, as he tries to stop Johnny from ruining the beach party, harassing Daniel, and doing further damage to Daniel during the fight alongside the South Sea apartments during the Halloween party (neglecting the other four members’ rebuking and brushing off Brown’s wishes).
During the Semi-finals of the tournament Bobby insists that he can beat Daniel fairly, but Kreese orders him to put Daniel «out of commission». Bobby protests that he will get disqualified («But I’ll be disqualified!»), possibly hiding how he thinks doing such a thing is unethical. Bobby reluctantly obeys Kreese by landing a kick to Daniel’s knee, severely injuring him. After the kick, Bobby drops down and sincerely and profusely apologizes to a pain-writhen Daniel before being pulled off Daniel, and is disqualified. Because Daniel was unable to continue at that time, he was the only Cobra Kai matched against Daniel whom he did not traditionally defeat, although Daniel indirectly won that match on account of disqualification.
In the film’s novelization, Bobby, remorseful for injuring Daniel and disgusted at not being able to fight him fairly, walks over to Kreese and throws his black belt onto the floor before quitting the Cobra Kai and leaving the arena.
In the parking lot confrontation following the tournament, Bobby defends Johnny from an angry Kreese, as does Tommy, who states that Johnny has apologized for his performance. When Kreese chokes Johnny from behind, Bobby and Tommy both attempt to intervene, but are assaulted by Kreese. Fortunately, Mr. Miyagi saves Johnny by defeating Kreese. Bobby, along with the other Cobra Kai members, likely left the dojo following the events after the tournament after seeing Kreese for the kind of man he really is, which explains why there aren’t any students left at Cobra Kai.
Sometime between 1984 and 2018, Bobby was ordained as a pastor in a Christian church (which reflects his retention of morality, despite training under Kreese’s vicious and unethical teachings). His attitude and feelings toward Daniel LaRusso after the events of the first film haven’t been revealed as of season 3, but his personality have demonstrated he most likely doesn’t hold any grudges.
Although his marital status hasn’t been discussed as of season 3, a wedding band is clearly visible on his left ring finger in several shots, like when he prays for God to forgive him before he sweep kicks Johnny in front of his congregation for example.
Bobby doesn’t appear and isn’t mentioned, but is shown in a few flashbacks
In the summer of 2018, Bobby along with Johnny, Jimmy and Tommy spend one more night together before the passing of Tommy. Like Jimmy and Tommy, Bobby is shocked when Johnny informs them that he not only reopened Cobra Kai but welcomed Kreese back into his life, which the three disapprove of. Bobby has no clue to why Johnny would do such a thing, only for Johnny to retort that in Bobby’s job there is a «book that preaches a lot about forgiveness». The following morning Bobby desperately tries to get Tommy to wake up, only to start crying along with Jimmy when it is revealed that he is dead (Tommy passed away in his sleep).
During Bobby’s sermon with the congregation at the church, a drunken Johnny disturbs his sermon and Bobby uses his karate skills on him to get himself up, much to the shock of the congregation. Bobby learns from Johnny that he cannot meet his son Robby Keene in juvie by himself because he is on probation for his bar fight. Bobby tells Johnny he will go with him to juvie to see Robby, and that the church can make a donation for Miguel’s surgery. He also tells him to be there for both Miguel and Robby even if it doesn’t work out. Unfortunately, the plan to visit Robby fails, as instead of going, Johnny stays in the hospital to be there with Miguel for his surgery turnout, which angers Robby. Bobby tries to get Robby to talk and tell him what’s going on (as he notices his bruises near his eye) so he could pass it on to Johnny, but Robby then leaves instead. Bobby isn’t seen after this, but Johnny apologizes to him over the phone. Later on, when Robby is doing research on Kreese, an article about a 1983 all valley tournament he finds states that Bobby beat Vidal in the third place match.
Similar to the Cobra Kai, Bobby bullies and harasses Daniel. However, unlike his other fellow Cobra members especially Johnny he is very compassionate, and knows when to draw the line. He frequently has to tell his group particularity Johnny to relax whenever things are going too far, and he shows remorse when he performs an unethical action, such as illegally kicking Daniel during the tournament. He seems to not partake in harassing Daniel that much.
34 years later Bobby is a pastor and spends a lot of time praying. Ever since his former Cobra Kai friend Tommy has been diagnosed with most likely some form of cancer, he has been praying more. When Johnny reveals that he has reopened the Cobra Kai dojo and Kreese is back, Bobby voices his concern and reminds him of what Kreese and Cobra Kai did to them, showing that Bobby still hasn’t gotten over Kreese’s unethical teachings and does not trust him. Bobby warns Johnny that Kreese will eventually betray him again. He still has his fighting skills as he is able to help Johnny fight against a group of guys causing trouble. He is distraught when Tommy dies.
When Johnny comes to Bobby, following Miguel’s severe injury and Robby going to prison, Bobby comforts Johnny by telling him not to blame himself and that he needs to be there for Miguel and Robby. He also agrees to come with him to see Robby in juvie. This situation may imply that Johnny trusts Bobby the most among all his friends.
His attitude seems to be dryer than the other Cobras. When first being reunited, Johnny remarks how Bobby has gone bald and figured all that praying should have made him regain the long hair he had when they first met. Bobby chuckles and remarks «God does not work that way».
Despite changing for the better the most among his Cobra Kai friends, he hasn’t completely shed his teenage self, as he does help Johnny and his friends fight off a group of guys causing trouble in a bar, and he himself kicks Johnny for showing up at his church drunk during his sermon with the congregation at the church. He also still holds a grudge against Kreese for the way he treated himself and the other Cobra Kai’s when they were teenagers.
Cobra Kai Dojo
Cobra Kai Dojo
«There’s a lot of talk going around the Valley about free karate. But everyone knows that in life, you get what you pay for. You wanna really kick the competition? Then you need to get your ass over to Cobra Kai. Screw that lame meditation bullshit. What you need is bone-crunching, face-smashing, good ol’ American karate. Enough about self-defense. Learn self-offense! Don’t be a pussy. Join Cobra Kai, and let me teach you the way of the fist.» ―Johnny Lawrence [src]
Cobra Kai is a karate dojo originally established by Terry Silver and John Kreese in the late seventies. It is known for the ruthless tactics the sensei’s instill in their students, and unethical fighting. The dojo’s motto is: «Strike First, Strike Hard, No Mercy.»
Kreese instructs his students to be merciless towards their enemies, which makes the Cobra Kai’s vicious and unethical. The dojo was shut down twice, once 1984 and again in 1985, both times under the leadership of Kreese.
In Cobra Kai, Johnny Lawrence re-opens the dojo 32 years after it closed, which eventually prompts Daniel LaRusso to re-open Miyagi Do Karate. However, after a secret negotiation between the landlord and Kreese, Johnny loses his dojo to Kreese, who takes back Cobra Kai. Johnny subsequently opens the Eagle Fang Karate dojo to contest with Cobra Kai. Following Johnny and Daniel LaRusso’s reconciliation, Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang combined to fight Cobra Kai in the next tournament. Several students that defected from Cobra Kai, or were kicked out, join the united dojos.
The Cobra Kai karate academy was established at some point prior to 1979 by Terry Silver, who bought the dojo for his close friend John Kreese, as a gift of gratitude and friendship. Kreese’s students eventually became skilled fighters and began competing in the All Valley Karate Tournament. Cobra Kai won the tournament four times between the late 1970s and 1983, with the most notable champion being Cobra Kai star Johnny Lawrence, who won in 1982 and 1983. Kreese instructed his students that an enemy deserves no mercy. He also taught his students to use illegal strikes at the All Valley Tournament to disable their opponents, making the Cobra Kais unethical fighters who won by illegal means.
The Karate Kid
In 1984, Johnny Lawrence, the leader of the Cobra Kai gang and two time defender of the All-Valley Karate championship title, makes enemies with a high school senior named Daniel LaRusso, the main protagonist, and constantly bullies him. One night, Johnny and his gang beat Daniel up in a merciless way until a man named Mr. Miyagi, who happens to be a martial artist, arrives and rescues Daniel. Daniel and Mr. Miyagi show up at the Cobra Kai dojo where they meet Sensei John Kreese, an ex special forces Vietnam veteran who dismisses the peace offering. Miyagi tells Kreese that Daniel will fight the his students at the All Valley Tournament and demands that the bullying cease when Daniel is training. Kreese agrees, but warns that if Daniel does not fight at the tournament, the harassment will resume and Miyagi will become a target. At the tournament, Daniel defeats Cobra Kai students Jerry, Jimmy, Tommy and Dutch, allowing him to make it to the semifinals. Johnny advances to the finals. Kreese instructs one of his compassionate students, Bobby Brown, to deliver a blow on Daniel’s leg. Bobby reluctantly does so, getting disqualified at the process. Daniel is taken to a locker room where the doctor determines he cannot continue. But Daniel wants to, so Mr. Miyagi uses a pain suppression technique allowing Daniel to finish the tournament. As Johnny is about to be declared the winner by default, Daniel hobbles to the ring. Daniel fights Johnny, gets the upper hand, and gives Johnny a nose bleed. Kreese instructs Johnny to sweep Daniel’s injured leg, an unethical move. Johnny looks horrified at the order, but does so under Kreese’s intimidation, tying the score. As Johnny is about to beat Daniel, Daniel assumes the crane stance and delivers a kick to Johnny’s chin, winning the tournament and becoming the new champion. Johnny, having found respect for his nemesis, gives Daniel his trophy himself.
The Karate Kid Part II
Furious over Johnny’s loss to Daniel at the tournament, Kreese attacks him at the parking lot. But, Miyagi arrives and rescues Johnny. Miyagi immobilizes Kreese and is about to deliver a vicious blow to Kreese, but instead tweaks his nose and walks away. Following the incident, Johnny and the rest of the Cobra Kai’s resign from Cobra Kai, as they now see Kreese as a truly vicious and unethical human being.
The Karate Kid Part III
After a year of not having any students, Sensei Kreese is ostracized and broke. With no way to go, he visits his Vietnam war comrade Terry Silver, the wealthy owner of a toxic disposal business, to hand in his key to the dojo. Silver won’t accept the key, saying «I didn’t buy it (Cobra Kai) for the rent, I bought it for you». Silver and Kreese scheme to take revenge on Daniel and Mr. Miyagi for humiliating Kreese and for the loss of his dojo and revitalize Cobra Kai. Silver sends Kreese to Tahiti to rest up and get his life back in order. Silver recruits ‘Karate’s bad boy’ Mike Barnes to represent Cobra Kai and beat Daniel at the next All-Valley Tournament, in exchange for 25% (later 50%) of his new dojos. When Silver sneaks in to Mr. Miyagi’s house, he overhears Daniel telling Miyagi that he will not be defending his title at the tournament this year. So, Barnes and Silver’s henchmen force Daniel to sign up for the tournament. After a series of confrontations, Daniel signs up for the tournament. Silver offers to train Daniel at the Cobra Kai dojo, which is the next phase of his plan for revenge. Throughout Daniel’s training, Silver forces Daniel to hit a wooden dummy, which makes his knuckles bleed. And Daniel’s frustration alienates himself from his closest friends. Daniel eventually destroys the dummy, which makes Silver declare that Daniel is ready for the tournament. One night, Daniel and his best friend, Jessica Andrews, go to a nightclub. There, Silver bribes a man to fight Daniel. Daniel punches the man’s nose and Jessica storms out of disgust. Shocked by his behavior, Daniel apologizes to Miyagi and Jessica and tells Silver at the Cobra Kai dojo that he will not fight at the tournament. However, Silver reveals his true agenda to Daniel and Barnes and Kreese enter the room. After Barnes viciously assaults Daniel, Mr. Miyagi arrives and defeats the three men. Daniel decides to fight at the tournament and Miyagi trains him. At the tournament, Silver gives Cobra Kai t-shirts to the crowd and announces that he will open a chain of Cobra Kai dojos. He also instructs Barnes to inflict as much pain on Daniel and then beat him at the sudden death round. Barnes does so, and Daniel is afraid of him and cannot continue, but Miyagi encourages him to continue. In the sudden death round, Daniel does the kata that Miyagi taught him. When a confused Barnes attacks, Daniel flips him into the ground to win the tournament for the second straight year. Disgusted and humiliated, Silver walks away from Kreese and Barnes, while the crowd throws the t-shirts to them. Cobra Kai was shut down for good (or so it seemed).
At some point after the events of the 1985 All Valley Tournament, Cobra Kai is permanently banned from the tournament for their unethical and unsportsmanlike behavior shown by Silver, Kreese, and Barnes.
33 years after losing the All Valley in 1984 and 32 years after Cobra Kai being shut down, Johnny, seeking redemption, reopens the Cobra Kai dojo with money from his stepfather Sid. Through the dojo, he begins teaching his sole student Miguel Diaz how to defend himself. However, his rivalry with Daniel is reignited when he reopens the dojo. Daniel, who is now a rich auto dealer, influences the landlord to double the rent just to close down the dojo. Johnny has a tough time searching for more students. However, Miguel eventually helps him get more students when he demonstrates Johnny’s teachings against a group of school bullies.
Johnny learns that Cobra Kai was banned from the All-Valley Tournament in 1985 following the events of The Karate Kid Part III, which Johnny was unaware of as he had quit Cobra Kai about 1 year prior. Johnny convinces the committee minus Daniel and one other to reinstate Cobra Kai. Miguel manages to win the tournament for Cobra Kai. However, Johnny feels bad about how he taught his students to use illegal moves and no mercy fighting to win the tournament, as well as made Miguel and the rest of students bigger bullies than he was originally taught to be.
Back in the dojo, John Kreese — who was thought to be dead — comes into the dojo, much to Johnny’s shock. Kreese congratulates Johnny for winning. He also tells him that this is only the beginning for Cobra Kai, and that Johnny still has a lot more to learn.
Johnny wants nothing to do with Kreese at first, but gives him a second chance and allows him to co-teach with him when the latter apologizes and fixes the second-place trophy Kreese had destroyed 34 years earlier. Johnny attempts to make his students better by banning cheating and unethical moves. He even tells Miguel how his merciless approach and lack of honor came back to bite him in order to motivate Miguel to be a better man than him.
Under Johnny’s nose, however, Kreese corrupts several of Johnny’s students particularly Hawk and manipulates them into acting more viciously. Under his orders, a few students trash the rival dojo, Miyagi-Do Karate, which is run by Daniel, and Hawk steals Miyagi’s badge of honor. While Johnny is away meeting his former Cobra Kai friends, Kreese betrays Johnny by meeting with the landlord and striking a deal with the latter to get full ownership of the dojo. After finding out what Kreese has been doing, Johnny kicks him out of the dojo.
During a major school brawl between Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do, Miguel defeats Robby Keene, the son of Johnny and a member of Miyagi Do, but listens to Johnny’s advice by showing him mercy. Robby, however, then angrily attacks Miguel and kicks him off a railing, injuring him severely and rendering him unconscious.
Kreese taking control of Cobra Kai(again).
Johnny feels guilty about what happened to Miguel. When he returns to the dojo, he sees Kreese teaching several of his students. He confronts Kreese and tells him to get out, but Kreese reveals that he was able to acquire the dojo while Johnny was away. Now Kreese has full ownership of the dojo and several of Johnny’s students have turned on Johnny and become loyal to Kreese.
An angry Johnny coldly tells Kreese that if he wants Cobra Kai, it’s his and then Johnny angrily walks out.
Kreese is shown continuing to instill his ruthless mindset in his students, which includes dropping a snake in the dojo. Kreese kicks out certain students he doesn’t deem worthy, and brings in new recruits. Along with the new recruits, Tory returns. The students are still at war with the Miyagi-Do students and also develop a rivalry with a new dojo called Eagle Fang Karate, run by Johnny and consisting of some former Cobra Kai students that left or were kicked out.
Kreese attempting to persuade Johnny in to joining Cobra Kai again.
John Kreese’s Way of Training
Much of Kreese’s way of training is unknown, however, it follows two different Creeds.
The first Creed, spray-painted proudly on the walls is:
The second Creed shows emphasis on the third rule:
«We do not train to be merciful. Mercy is for the weak. Here, on the streets, in competition: A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy.»
These methods included punching practice and physical fitness training. The latter of which, is used more as a punishment. Kreese’s favored method is push-ups on the knuckles. On top of physical training, Kreese’s philosophy is to win at all costs. Whether it’s injuring an opponent, or exploiting said injury. A notion only two students disagreed with.
Johnny Lawrence’s Way of Training:
While Lawrence does borrow things from Kreese’s way, his way seems to both deconstruct and reconstruct the Creed in an effort to help the students better themselves. While not emphasizing the Miyagi family’s attitude of «Karate for defense only», he has also discarded Kreese’s cruelty. Lawrence seems to promote the concept «the best defense is a good offense», but also warns students that certain moves could result in severe bodily injury and are only to be used in extreme scenarios.
Lesson 1: Strike first. Strike Hard.
The first lesson. Strike first. Strike Hard. The Cobra Kai teacher first asks if a student is ready. If answered yes, then without warning, the teacher will throw the student onto the ground. Demonstrating the lesson. To never wait for the enemy to attack. The Cobra Kai teacher then teaches the meaning of Strike First: That to strike first, you must know how to strike. To demonstrate he brings out a Body Opponent Bag or B.O.B. to demonstrate both the strike and the vital areas. The strike, known as the Cobra Strike, is comprised of two components. The lunge, which incorporates the whole body strength. As well as the bite, which ends with the fist. To punch, you don’t just end at the surface, you have to punch through your opponent as though you are trying to hit the person behind them. For better motivation, the Cobra Kai teacher tells his student to imagine their enemy.
Training 1: Pushups on knuckles.
Borrowed from Kreese. The push ups are less of a punishment and more standard training. Designed to increase the student’s arm strength. However it still can be used as a punishment as demonstrated when Miguel walked in on Johnny and Daniel’s confrontation and asked if he needed to do them as punishment for interrupting. They are later incorporated as such, when Johnny dresses down Miguel and Hawk, for fighting dirty in the tournament. Should you fail to do so on your first try, The Cobra Kai teacher compensates by telling his student to do alternatives such as Crunches. However, eventually, the student will master the push ups.
Training 2: Manual Labor
The instructor requests the student clean and paint. Unlike the Miyagi-Do way, which was intended to teach moves through muscle memory, this was intended to bring the dojo up to code. Although used for the personal benefit of the sensei, it was also part of the student’s training to focus on tasks at hand even if they did not have anything to do with fighting. Like the Miyagi-Do way, questions were disallowed.
Training 3: Learn to Kick
To do this, the Cobra Kai teacher must take their student to a body of water. Be it a swimming pool or a lake. Whichever has a deep point. The student is then fitted with a rope around their hands to restrain them and told that to kick they need to increase the strength of their legs. Without warning, the Cobra Kai teacher pushes the student into the water and tells them to kick up with their legs. When they manage to stay afloat for 10 minutes that’s when the next half of the lesson is taught. To demonstrate the kick strength, the student must learn how to front kick on a series of boards, representing the vital areas of an opponent, such as the kneecaps, stomach and face.
Lesson 2: The Best Defense is More Offense
While learning how to strike is good, a Cobra must also learn how to defend itself from oncoming attacks and counterattacks. That’s where the next batch of training comes into play.
Training 4: Jogging
On top of continuing the pushups, one must jog. The student can do this training anywhere. It is designed to increase your cardio and endurance.
Training 5: Baseball Launcher
To test the reflexes and get a student used to getting hit in the process, the Cobra Kai teacher will use a ball launcher. This demonstrates the speed of an opponent’s strike and the student is required to prevent the balls from hitting vital areas using blocks.
Training 6: Slither
The Cobra Kai teacher will have you in a headlock, repeating the phrase «What does a Cobra do?» The answer is to «Slither» or to strike the ribs, move out of the lock and lock one of the arms.
Training 7: Sparring
When the Cobra Kai teacher, feels that the student is ready, they will personally spar with them. When you defeat them, that’s when you’ve learned. However, don’t underestimate them just because they are on the ground, for they may have a friend that will strike you from behind. In the teacher’s case, the remote to the ball launcher.
Lesson 3: Cyberbullying
According to Sensei Lawrence, real bullying is done to your face. With honor and the guts to back it up. That those who use anonymous accounts to bully and harass people are a bunch of spineless losers. And that to truly fight bullying one must send a message, not with your keyboard, but with your fist.
Training 8: Breaking in new student.
The training prior to this while it can apply to a group, has more or less been applied to one student. Whereas here, when more students show up the most trained one must test their skills against the newer one. As demonstrated when Miguel strikes Aisha. The newer one is required to in turn retaliate as best they can. As demonstrated when Aisha in turn overpowers Miguel. Once the demonstration is over, the new Cobra is required to train in the same way the trained Cobra is trained.
Challenge 1: Fight to earn your Gi.
In this challenge, you must first find yourself in a confrontation. Preferably where you’re the one defending yourself. Incorporate the lessons you’ve been taught prior and once successful, the Cobra Kai teacher will award you with your very own Gi. The Gi comes in two variations: Student White. The standard amongst Karate students. Tournament Black. The standard formal wear for competitive fighting.
Lesson 4: Weed Out The Weaklings
Presumably the result of Challenge 1, would up the students’ reputation and would cause many potentials to show up. However, since there are so many in the start, it requires the Cobra Kai teacher to be more harsh. This lesson is required, because in real life no one cares about boundaries, laws and rules and would do anything to provoke or dominate you. Those that understand, stay and train. Those that don’t, leave. Those that disagree will be used as an example and most likely thrown to the floor.
Training 9: Flip the Script
This is more of a confidence booster rather than actual training. If the student has a physical deformity, a mental disorder or just downright has social problems. They are required to take those problems and turn them into feats of strength. Case in point Eli «Hawk» Moskowitz. When he started out, he was insecure about his cleft palate even when corrective surgery is applied. As a result, he barely spoke and was also implied to be on the autistic spectrum. After a few words from Johnny, he changed his look and attitude. Donned a mohawk and tattoo and became a berserker similar to that of Dutch.
Training 10: Flinchers Get Punched.
This training is designed to know what a hit feels like, so one doesn’t flinch preemptively. To do so, before the end of the session, senior students will line up the newer students. Who in turn get punched one by one, very hard to the face.
Lesson 5: Be Better than your Best
Once your training is complete for the most part, the Cobra Kai teacher will take you to an abandoned junkyard. Where he will motivate you into pushing yourselves beyond your best. This is mostly to prepare the students for the upcoming tournament.
Training 11: Obstacle Course
This obstacle course requires you to do the following
Training 12: Destroy Your Enemy
This training is more to give a proper outlet for the students anger and to sharpen their instinct for future fights. Johnny gave his students a blunt object such as a bat or stick, and instructed his students to destroy abandoned cars in a junkyard.
Training 13: Dog Dodge
To demonstrate who is hungrier, Johnny hands pieces of meat to students to lower their guard. He than blew a whistle that attracted a pack of dogs to the class. The students were then required to avoid them as best they can. This taught the students agility, strategy, and a sense of defense.
Lesson 5: No Mercy
This lesson is more for motivation and can be summed up in one quote.
«You’ve all learned to Strike First. To be aggressive. To not be losers. I’ve taught you to Strike Hard. To put every ounce of your power behind everything you do. But I haven’t taught you the third rule of Cobra Kai: No Mercy. The older you get, the more you’re gonna learn, that life isn’t fair. You wake up one morning feeling great and then life throws a spinning heel kick to your balls and takes a big steaming shit in your mouth. You get an F on a test. You get suspended. You fall in love with a girl, then some other dude comes and steals her away. Your car gets set on fire. Just when you think things are going good, everything falls apart. That’s how it goes. Life shows No Mercy. So neither do we. We do whatever it takes to keep our heads above water. We do whatever it takes to keep moving forward. We do whatever it takes to win. Remember who you are. You’re badass. You don’t give a shit. You kick ass!! You’re Cobra Kai. «
Lesson 6: The Two Cobras in The Jungle
Following the tournament, Sensei Johnny Lawrence realized that without restraint, he inadvertently turned the students into the very people he and his fellow students used to be in 1984. So he implemented a lesson in an attempt to reign it in. He was specifically mad, that Miguel and Hawk resorted to illegal tactics to win. To prove his point he asks the following:
«Two Cobras in the jungle. One kills the strongest lion. The other kills a crippled monkey. Which Cobra do you want to be?»
The correct answer is the Lion. For a Cobra is most badass when they beat the animal at its strongest. Not when their back is turned, not when they are injured. Failure to comply to the new rule, will cause the offenders 50 pushups on your knuckles. As well as the rest of the class, to be reduced to white belts to further motivate them.
Training 14: Move Forward Or Get Stuck
As further punishment, both for the events of the tournament and for arrogance; the Cobra Kai Students are required to go to a remote location and mix cement until it is ready. Johnny then brought out a cement mixing truck to pour the cement inside. Once it’s good enough for the students to be up to their knees inside, they are required to step into the mixer and push it manually like a treadmill. Combining their strengths to keep the cement going lest they be stuck. Once they mastered this training, they will be hosed down and fit for another training session.
Training 15: Exercise Till One Breaks.
This is less of a training exercise and more of a punishment. While Miyagi-Do is considered an enemy of Cobra Kai, the Cobra Kai teacher will not tolerate petty retaliation. In one instance the teacher was accused of vandalizing Miyagi-Do Dojo. The teacher had no knowledge of such an event and in an effort to get a student to fess up, the entire school was forced into a rigorous set of training. This includes but not limits to Squat Thrusts. While a punishment it also tests the will of the students. However another Cobra Kai teacher, has twisted it, in an effort to test the loyalty and conviction, similar to that of Spartacus. First by pointing out one student responsible, then holding the rest responsible for his/her actions.
Challenge 2: Red vs Black
This challenge is meant to test one’s skills in the real world. It is similar to that of the games Capture the Flag and Predator and Prey. The object of the challenge is simple: The game itself takes place in a remote location, such as a forest. The students are divided into two teams. One wears red bandanna and the other wears black. The goal is to find spots to hide and then seek out the opposing team. Then steal their headbands off them by any means necessary. Whichever team gets the most headbands wins the challenge.
Lesson 6: Mercy
Due to controversial events between Sensei Kreese and Sensei Lawrence, the latter has opted to change the creed of Cobra Kai for the better. In a call back to Training 14, those who don’t move forward get stuck like cement. The lesson summed up in this quote.
«To be a great fighter, you got to learn to adapt. This creed on the wall. Follow it to the letter and it will make you strong. It will make you formidable, but it will also make you an asshole. Because that’s just black paint on a white wall, but life’s not black and white. More often than not, it’s grey. And it’s in those grey areas, when Johnny Lawrence’s Cobra Kai sometimes shows mercy. It doesn’t mean you can’t be badass. That’s still a requirement, but you have to learn to think not just with your gut or your fists. To really use this (your head).»
Training 16: Headbutting
To precede the lesson, Johnny taught the students how to properly headbutt. Each student is paired off with a partner where they practice giving and receiving the strike. Johnny instructed the students to tuck in their chins and aim for the nose and/or the crown of the head.
Cobra Kai, or «the way of the fist,» is an aggressive, strong, merciless style of karate. Its founder, John Kreese, learned hand-to-hand combat from Captain Turner, who learned Tang Soo Do (a style of martial arts similar to taekwondo and karate) from Kim Sun-Yung. Cobra Kai karate is heavily kick-oriented and focuses less on self-defense; instead, students are taught the best defense is more offense, diametrically opposed to Miyagi-Do Karate. Students are taught to «finish» their enemy and strike when they are weak, and that the fight is not over until they say it is.