Thirty years after their final confrontation at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence is at rock-bottom as an unemployed handyman haunted by his wasted life. However, when Johnny rescues a bullied kid, Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo. However, this revitalization of his life and related misunderstandings find Johnny restarting his old rivalry with Daniel LaRousso, a successful businessman who may be happily married, but is missing an essential balance in life since the death of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi. Meanwhile, even as this antipathy festers, it finds itself reflected in their protegees as Miguel and his comrades are gradually poisoned by Cobra Kai's thuggish philosophy. Meanwhile, while Daniel's daughter, Samantha, finds herself in the middle of this conflict amidst false friends, Johnny's estranged miscreant son, Robby, finds himself inadvertently coming under Daniel's wing and flourishes in ways worthy of Mr. Miyagi.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ralph Macchio was 22 years old portraying a 17 year old high school student while filming the first "Karate Kid" film. Mary Mouser, who plays his daughter, Samantha, in the series "Cobra Kai", is also a 22 year old in real life portraying a 17 year old. See more »
Mr. Miyagi's first name changes in between The Next Karate Kid and this series. In the former his first name is stated as being Keisuke. In this series, his grave shows his first name as being Nariyoshi. See more »
Without giving anything away i will say based on the episodes I've seen so far I'm rooting for Johnny in this story..While he is espousing the same philosophy that he was taught as a Cobra Kai he's not teaching the way Kreese did as his students are the ones getting bullied and in fact probably would've been picked on by Johnny in his high school days but now he seems to be teaching them how to stand up for themselves...in a weird way Johnny has almost become the Miyagi of the story although he's not spouting the same kind of mantra as Mr. Miyagi...I'm just hoping his students don't end up becoming like Johnny was in high school because I'm really rooting for them...
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