If you grew up watching cheesy 80's martial arts movies like me then you are no stranger to enjoying the new Cobra Kai series. To be honest Cobra Kai is pretty terrible but it's gotten better. Don't fight me on this. They definitely had a very low budget and the martial arts performance is sub par.
However, I can't stop watching it even when it is borderline cringe.
The way they wrote the show makes it so campy, and it's definitely a cult classic already. Tori, played by Peyton List is actually a very talented actress and you can tell she enlisted in real martial arts classes between season 1 and 4. Her flexibility and coordination have literally transformed alongside the character!
It's really awesome to watch the heroes and villains reunite in the Cobra Kai series, and William "Billy" Zabka's performance and display of his Johnny Lawrence character stays true to the original and evokes an emotional connection from the audience. Just like when he was a kid in the original Karate Kid movie, you can't help but love the guy even if you hate him sometimes.
Sidenote: If you want to learn some free Cobra Kai Karate Moves check out our video tutorial blog "72 Karate Moves for Eagle Fang".
This list contains spoilers so proceed with caution as we connect some hidden Easter eggs that connect the original Karate Kid to the new Cobra Kai Series.
Daniel: "Wait, How Over?"
Daniel: "Weeks? One Week, Five Weeks? How many Weeks is Weeks?"
Hawk: "Weeks? One Week, Five Weeks? How many Weeks is Weeks?"
Jon Hurwitz was able to source old footage for episode 1 of the Cobra Kai Series that showed the famous Crane Kick from Several Angles.
The crane kick is used several times throughout the series, and in Season 4 Johnny readies to try it out on Daniel who dismisses it as a joke and walks away.
The Golf N' Stuff date with Miguel and Samantha is almost a complete replication of the original date with Daniel and Ali in the 1984 Karate Kid movie.
Keep watching Cobra Kai and Karate Kid as there are TONS of hidden Easter eggs! If you have one that you have found please let us know so we can add it to our list!
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About the Author:
Colton Woodard is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Kuniba Kai Karate Do and holds the title of Kyoshi as well. He loves to teach Karate, Kobudo, and Iaido and considers himself a lifetime student in pursuit of self improvement in both Martial Arts and in Character. Colton loves to visit Japan and speaks conversational Japanese and can write quite a few Kanji. He is a Karate competitor and coach and loves to exercise and make new memories with people all over the world.
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