You suck, LaRusso! You suck, man!
~ Mike yelling at Daniel.

Michael "Mike" Barnes is a major antagonist in The Karate Kid, Part III. He is often considered to be Daniel LaRusso's greatest foe. He is highly comparable to Johnny Lawrence from the first movie.

He was portrayed by Sean Kanan in his first villainous role.

Karate Kid III

He was hired by Terry Silver to defeat Daniel in the All Valley Karate Championship, in exchange for 25% (later 50%) ownership of his new Cobra Kai dojos. It is shown that he is a highly skilled karate master. He proves to be far too much for Daniel (mostly because Daniel couldn't so much as land a single damaging blow to him until the end of the film). He constantly torments Daniel and tries his best to force Daniel into signing an application for the All Valley Karate Tournament (which Daniel chooses not to enter because he has no reason to fight). Later when Mike forces Daniel to sign up for the tournament, Miyagi trains Daniel for the event. At the tournament Mike (under Silver's instructions) toys with Daniel by scoring points and then losing them with penalties. Despite his situation, Daniel defeats him in a sudden death match with the kata that Miyagi taught him. After being defeated, Mike starts pounding the ground in frustration.

His business deal with Terry Silver, John Kreese and the Cobra Kai is off and Cobra Kai is shut down for good. After this Mike's later fate is unknown.

The Cobra Kai

While Mike does not appear in the first season it is revealed that the Cobra Kai was banned from the All Valley torunament due to his, Kreese's and Terry Silver's actions in 1985.

He has been rumored to possibly make an appearence in season 2.  



           Karate Kid Villains

Karate Kid (1984): John Kreese | Johnny Lawrence | Dutch | Bobby Brown | Tommy | Jimmy
Karate Kid Part II: Chozen Toguchi | Sato Toguchi | Toshio | Taro | John Kreese | Johnny Lawrence | Dutch | Bobby Brown | Tommy | Jimmy
Karate Kid Part III: Terry Silver | John Kreese | Mike Barnes | Snake | Dennis | Margaret Spencer | Milos Dadok
Next Karate Kid: Paul Dugan | Ned Randall | Charlie
Karate Kid (2010): Master Li | Cheng | Liang | Zhuang | Song

Cobra Kai: Johnny Lawrence | Miguel Diaz | Eli Moskowitz | Kyler | Brucks | Yasmine | Trey | Cruz | Louie LaRusso Jr. | Sid Weinberg | John Kreese