Thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence's life has taken a rocky turn as he tries to forget a past that constantly haunts him. He seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. But the LaRusso-Lawrence rivalry of yesteryear is reignited when their lives become intertwined with the next generation of "karate kids".
Cobra Kai's tight 10-episode is now available, the structure tells a big story in a short amount of time. Johnny's transition from former high school bully to honorable sensei is still charming, as he attempts to turn his dojo into a respectable business for kids to learn karate. And while Zabka's comedic timing is excellent, Daniel's story also gives us more time with his wife, Amanda (charmingly played by Courtney Henggeler), who challenges him to be the better man, by not giving into the petty rivalry with Johnny. Unfortunately, Daniel's stubbornness persists, and this is where the plot takes its darker turn.