Cobra Kai Season 3 Updates: We all have our favourite childhood movies – the ones that create an air of nostalgia we watch time and time again. No matter how old we are, watching certain movies can make us feel like a child again. We will at all times remember the excitement and excitement of seeing it for the first time.

For many of us, The Karate Kid is one of those movies. A classic story of a poor boy who stands up against the bullies who torment him endlessly. Everyone loves a good versus evil story with an uplifting happy ending. The story of Daniel LaRusso and his beloved mentor Mr. Miyagi is precisely that kind of movie. Now Karate Kid fans can watch a new series that will bring back all the thrill of the original movie.

Cobra Kai Season 3: Johnny and Daniel begin again

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Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio in a scene from The Karate Kid | Columbia Pictures / Getty Images

It’s been approximately 40 years since Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso faced off in the All-Valley Karate Tournament, but fans of The Karate Kid remember this moment like it was yesterday. These fans were most likely very excited to learn more about the Netflix series, Cobra Kai.

First broadcast on YouTube Red, Cobra Kai shows us what happened to Johnny and Daniel after their highschool years and karate tournaments. Now in their fifties, they both face their own issues.

Johnny is down on his luck, working as a part-time handyman before losing his job as well. He left his ex-girlfriend shortly after the birth of their son and lives alone.

Daniel, on the other hand, is doing quite well. He owns a car dealership and still uses his fame from karate tournaments in marketing campaigns for his business. Despite his success and his charming family, he struggles to bond with his kids. Mr. Miyagi’s death affected him greatly and he never fully recovered from this loss.

Johnny reopens the Cobra Kai dojo after helping defend his teenage neighbor, Miguel, from a group of bullies. Although the motto of Cobra Kai remains the same, Johnny tries to create a more honest and respectable image than the dojo had in the past.

Johnny’s relationship with Miguel is very similar to that shared by Mr. Miyagi and Daniel. Unfortunately, his old mentor John Kreese returns and does not agree with the way Johnny runs the dojo.

The show used previously unreleased footage from “The Karate Kid”

This looks like the least entertaining karate exposition in the world.
Do us a favor: make it funny. What is each sensei thinking?

— Cobra Kai (@CobraKaiSeries) December 16, 2020

The first episode of Cobra Kai contains a flashback to this infamous scene where Johnny and Daniel face off in the tournament. According to Mental Floss, these are the same crane kick images we all love so much, but the focus is more on Johnny this time than Daniel. We see a close up of the impact of Daniel’s leg with Johnny’s face and Johnny lying on the mat after his defeat.

The change in perspective aims to humanize Johnny’s character a little more, showing audiences that there’s more to him than simply a snot-nosed bully. The images also highlight the impact of his loss on his life, starting a downward spiral that he’s still going through virtually 40 years later.