I wanted to start watching Cobra Kai but I have only seen The Karate Kid (1984) and The Next Karate Kid (1994). Do I need to see any other previous films before watching Cobra Kai for better understanding?

  • I'd suggest yes. at least original/first movie.
    – Vishwa
    Nov 23 '18 at 4:59

Maybe not. Here is why.

Cobra Kai is supposedly bringing back feud between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. The Karate Kid 2,3,4 does not have anything to do with Johnny Lawrence.

But . . .

The Karate Kid 3 does have to do with Cobra Kai. So if you wanna know how Cobra Kai dojo went down then you will have to watch The Karate Kid 3.

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