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|“||Strike First, Strike Hard, No Mercy.||„|
|~ The Cobra Kai motto.|
Cobra Kai is an aggressive style of martial arts and karate group serving as the main antagonists of the Karate Kid franchise.
The Karate Kid (1984)
Kreese taught his students that mercy is for the weak, and an enemy deserves no mercy. At the All Valley Karate Tournament, Kreese attempted to win it for his dojo, willing to have his students use illegal strikes in order to achieve victory. However, his best student, Johnny Lawrence, was defeated by Daniel Russo, causing Cobra Kai to come in second place in the tournament.
The Karate Kid Part II
Kreese got angry at Johnny for winning second place, but Johnny replied by calling him a sick and sadistic loser. Kreese then violently choked Johnny, but he was stopped by Miyagi. After Miyagi defeated Kreese, all of his students departed from his dojo.
The Karate Kid Part III
With Kreese having fallen on hard times, the Cobra Kai Dojo was bankrupt and empty. However, with the help of his old friend Terry Silver, Kreese managed to reopen his dojo and began plotting revenge against both Daniel and Miyagi.
Silver hireds Mike Barnes to harass and defeat Daniel at the All Valley Tournament. However, Daniel defeats Mike Barnes and the audience throws back their free T-shirts in disgust at Kreese and Silver. With that Cobra Kai was closed down seemingly for good.
However, the dojo was reopened by Kreese's ex-star pupil, Johnny Lawrence. His first student was Miguel Diaz, who managed to attract more kids to the dojo after winning a fight against the bullies at his high school using his Cobra Kai training.
Cobra Kai then entered the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament after Johnny managed to get the lifetime ban on Cobra Kai removed. In the championship fight of the tournament, Miguel Diaz faced off against the student of Daniel LaRusso, Johnny's son Robby. He defeated him, albeit underhandedly by striking his shoulder, which had been injured in the fight right before when fellow Cobra Kai Hawk struck him from behind before the tournament had started. With that, Cobra Kai won the tournament, and Johnny reluctantly accepted the trophy.
Returning to his dojo, Johnny was approached by John Kreese, who entered the dojo and congratulated Johnny for winning the annual All Valley Karate Tournament and putting Cobra Kai back on top. Kreese reveals this is the beginning for Cobra Kai and that Johnny still has a lot more to learn.
- John Kreese - Founder / Sensei
- Johnny Lawrence - Top Student
- Bobby Brown
- Mike Barnes - Top Student
- Terry Silver - Benefactor
- Johnny Lawrence - Founder / Sensei (formerly)
- John Kreese - Sensei
- Miguel Diaz - Top Student (formerly)
- Aisha Robinson
- Eli "Hawk" Moscowitz