Cobra Kai: The Johnny Lawrence Story

  • Published: 04 June 2018
  • A look at key events in the life of Johnny Lawrence - including his THROWING the infamous All-Valley Championship fight with Daniel LaRusso.

    First of all, I loved The Karate Kid, and I loved Cobra Kai. Mr. Miyagi was the perfect father figure and I always loved the fact that they emphasized Okinawa as the birthplace of karate. This is just an alternative view from Johnny's perspective. A lot of people have sympathy for Daniel I felt for him too, being the new kid. I just never believed Johnny would lose to such an obvious kick. Johnny was a legit black belt, no one even scored a point on him in the year before and Daniel was a guy who trained with the janitor in the backyard a couple of months - most of which time he was washing cars, painting, and sanding. I was just out of the Marines when this movie came out and was working as an assistant karate instructor at Jennings Karate Academy in San Clemente and was attending tournaments throughout southern California. It always seemed ridiculous to me that Johnny fell for that kick. It would be like a beginner with two months training beating Johnny Gyro and the whole USA karate team in their prime. Agree? Disagree?
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Comments • 1 078

  • Cyper Scorpion
    Cyper Scorpion  2 days back

    Man I can't wait for season 3

    • Luke Bourke
      Luke Bourke  1 weeks back

      Thanks to the DNC for producing this. It reminds me of Unicorn farts, they look like rainbows but still smell like horse sh!+.....

      • WilliamHbadass
        WilliamHbadass  2 weeks back

        That Walkman was Rad as fuck back then.

        • Frank Japson
          Frank Japson  2 weeks back

          Johnny didn’t throw the fight, otherwise he wouldn’t be so resentful of that loss

          • Trey Pelletier
            Trey Pelletier  3 weeks back

            1979 da best Year in the World and my Mother was just a Teenager during her Junior Year of High School she had the Best Teenage Life then I had

            • Dacota Fett
              Dacota Fett  3 weeks back

              No good deed goes unpunished

              • best toy party
                best toy party  3 weeks back

                Cobra Kia never dies!!!!!!!!

                • Valentin hrd
                  Valentin hrd  4 weeks back

                  👍 tu as bien raison les noirs et blanche 2e peau l'équipe blanc

                  • Angeli RobloxGamer
                    Angeli RobloxGamer  1 months back

                    what is that song

                    • Green arrow
                      Green arrow  1 months back

                      Tbh I'm kinda like Johnny when I was his age

                      • ROBLOX Corporation
                        ROBLOX Corporation  1 months back


                        • Michael
                          Michael  2 months back

                          Johnny Lawrence is the ultimate main character. A true and believable protagonist.

                          • Waffen SS
                            Waffen SS  2 months back

                            13:46 that's a badass entry of Kreese ....hell ya if u want cobra kai comment D if u want Miyagi do....

                            • ZN WLF
                              ZN WLF  2 months back

                              Johnny is probably my favorite character in Cobrai Kai and Karate Kid in general.

                              • Boss Ben
                                Boss Ben  2 months back

                                You made a mistake, edit this video

                                • K0Nai
                                  K0Nai  2 months back

                                  Team Jhonny

                                  • Tr_squad101
                                    Tr_squad101  2 months back

                                    Johnnys friends told him to forget about it and yet

                                    • Jim B
                                      Jim B  2 months back

                                      I like Johnny very well, but no matter how you slice it, he was wrong in how he handled the encounter with Ali and Daniel at the beach, and he could have been a lot smoother at how he dealt with Daniel from that moment forward. Even so, do we expect such discretion from teenagers and young people in general? Don't feel let down - it's par for the course for his age group. Same goes for Daniel. The REAL sicko is John Kreese, who is MUCH too old not to know better than to behave the way he does.

                                      • Glennel Jose Aguirre
                                        Glennel Jose Aguirre  2 months back


                                        • Ruben Ramos
                                          Ruben Ramos  2 months back

                                          I relate with Johnny Lawrence, when I first saw this, I saw myself in him, it’s weird

                                          • Kc Fox
                                            Kc Fox  2 months back

                                            I can relate to Little Johnny because when you going through a broken home karate is your salvation

                                            • Kc Fox
                                              Kc Fox  2 months back

                                              Why did Johnny Lawrence have a black eye after the fight with mr. Miyagi if you review the fight he was never hit in the eye blooper

                                              • Jamie Wick
                                                Jamie Wick  2 months back

                                                Boston is a good band that's the band in the beginning

                                                • Ray Gordon Teaches Chess
                                                  Ray Gordon Teaches Chess  2 months back

                                                  As a chessplayer, let me say you damn well better sweep that leg.

                                                  • Ray Gordon Teaches Chess
                                                    Ray Gordon Teaches Chess  2 months back

                                                    The more interesting story in season 3 will be Kreese's origin story as a soldier who had to do America's dirtywork by being the tough guy he was.  All three characters have something to teach children, and when they finally combine in season 4 it should be awesome.

                                                    • Ray Gordon Teaches Chess
                                                      Ray Gordon Teaches Chess  2 months back

                                                      The Johnny we saw in the Karate Kid was portrayed as Daniel perceived him, not as he actually was.  Danny was a little s**thead. I want to see Claudia Wells play Ali in Season 3, balancing out Elisabeth Shue replacing her in BTTF2.

                                                      • Lawrence Yance
                                                        Lawrence Yance  2 months back


                                                        • GibsonTriniLopez
                                                          GibsonTriniLopez  2 months back

                                                          Ahhhh, my suspicions are confirmed; Johnny is the good guy; LaRusso is the antagonist that is always sabotaging Johnny's life. William Zabka is a BRILLIANT artist!!

                                                          • Schizo
                                                            Schizo  2 months back

                                                            His childhood almost made me shed into tears

                                                            • Boki TV
                                                              Boki TV  2 months back

                                                              Team johnny!

                                                              • Austin-James Lalawai-Gohier

                                                                Yea shut up Daniel is good I creep he does not want to pick a fight

                                                              • Alan Leslie
                                                                Alan Leslie  2 months back

                                                                Throws the fight ?🤣
                                                                Don't get me wrong pretty bad ass but noo!

                                                                • Dwayne Tarver
                                                                  Dwayne Tarver   2 months back

                                                                  Well, obviously you would know - but I would like to hear your explanation of his body mechanics

                                                              • Pratik Kadam
                                                                Pratik Kadam  2 months back

                                                                Hey I want to watch cobra kai but before that what movies should I watch to get the backstory.?? Please help. 😕

                                                                • Dwayne Tarver
                                                                  Dwayne Tarver   2 months back

                                                                  Ideally the first three movies but you can get by just watching the original The Karate Kid

                                                              • Juan carlos
                                                                Juan carlos  2 months back

                                                                Johnny es el mejor personaje de la serie.

                                                                • Google User
                                                                  Google User  3 months back

                                                                  This is the worst explanation ever!

                                                                  • Dwayne Tarver
                                                                    Dwayne Tarver   3 months back

                                                                    youtube viewers disagree with you 20 to 1. but, damn, I guess you are right since you used an exclamation pint and all

                                                                • Edward Catton
                                                                  Edward Catton  3 months back

                                                                  I was always more of a fan of Johnnys moves than Daniel sons. Go Cobra Kai.

                                                                  • Targeted Individual
                                                                    Targeted Individual  3 months back

                                                                    Johnny would never throw the fight! His confidence wavered and he made a fatal mistake. He'd gone to college and become some boring suit...he'd never have achieved his truly great destiny. Which he will. Ali was just making Johnny jealous and ended up with Danny for a minute!

                                                                    • Dwayne Tarver
                                                                      Dwayne Tarver   3 months back

                                                                      yeah - okay - learn something about fighting and body mechanics before you start use exclamation points in such a dangerous way. Safety first

                                                                  • djs12007
                                                                    djs12007  3 months back

                                                                    Good grief! OK, this guy turned into a douchebag when he was a kid, all because he didn't have a father?? What about his Mom, didn't she teach him any life lessons?

                                                                    • chris joy
                                                                      chris joy  3 months back

                                                                      Daniel seems annoying as a kid😂

                                                                      • Romell Gibson
                                                                        Romell Gibson  3 months back

                                                                        He throw the fight??? I just realized this. Why would he let Daniel win? Did he do it to mess with Kreese?

                                                                        • Dwayne Tarver
                                                                          Dwayne Tarver   3 months back

                                                                          probably for many reasons but getting back at Kreese is one fore sure - that's why Kreese went off on him in the parking lot and not the others.

                                                                      • anthony morales
                                                                        anthony morales  3 months back

                                                                        i oonly here for larusos daughter

                                                                        • Geo Boy
                                                                          Geo Boy  3 months back

                                                                          12:26 YESSS now we all can SEE THAT< ROBBY DESERVED THAT

                                                                          • Geo Boy
                                                                            Geo Boy  3 months back

                                                                            Johnny lawrence: THE REAL KARATE KID!!
                                                                            DANIEL larusso: ...ugh...SOME RICH JERK TRYING RUN JOHNNY OUT OF BUISNESS!!

                                                                            • Geo Boy
                                                                              Geo Boy  3 months back

                                                                              whoaaaaa 9:43 yeah right ROBBY still is a punk and doesnt know anything about karate!!!!! and is looking for revenge!!!!

                                                                              • Lawrence Vanwagenen
                                                                                Lawrence Vanwagenen  3 months back

                                                                                So Johnny fucken smashes her radio throwing a temper tantrum but Daniel is the bully? Liberal logic, like circular logic without the logic 🤨

                                                                                • Michael Almaraz
                                                                                  Michael Almaraz  3 months back

                                                                                  I'm a Cobra kai at heart, Johnny's my sinsai!!!

                                                                                  • Blastboy 2000 Lego Productions

                                                                                    The new Starlord lol Love it!!!

                                                                                    • Vili Conor
                                                                                      Vili Conor  3 months back

                                                                                      "Walks into kick" motherfucker it's choreograph, that's how it's meant to go down