Cobra Kai

10 Best Episodes of Cobra Kai

This Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. This reignites his old rivalry with the successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been working to maintain the balance in his life without mentor Mr. Miyagi.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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#15 - Extreme Measures (Season 5 - Episode 5)

Daniel leans on a friend – and frenemy. Tensions come to a head for Miguel and Robby. A familiar face returns.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 539 votes.

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#14 - Taikai (Season 5 - Episode 8)


A coveted spot in an elite international tournament ignites a fight between dojos. Tory’s loyalties are tested. Sam struggles to let Miguel go.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 488 votes.

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#13 - Pulpo (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Johnny cautiously takes a stab at love, while Daniel and Amanda enjoy a romantic date night. An attempt to bring the students of the two dojos together backfires as hostilities between the teens escalate.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 1693 votes.

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#12 - Quiver (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Johnny’s dojo class attracts a group of misfits while his son Robby, who harbors ulterior motives, lands a new job. Samantha makes a new friend in science class. Daniel inspires interest in karate from an unlikely person.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 2327 votes.

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#11 - Molting (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Johnny prepares his Cobra Kai students for the next All Valley Karate Tournament and in turn, he is inspired to clean up his life. Daniel is still unaware of his new pupil’s background. But as events unfold, it seems nothing has changed between Daniel and Johnny in 30 years.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 2273 votes.

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#10 - Counterbalance (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Daniel tries to strike a shady deal to undermine Johnny’s dojo. Meanwhile, Johnny expands his enrollment ranks in the dojo. Miguel puts his karate practice into reality as Samantha faces rejection in school.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 2359 votes.

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#9 - All Valley (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Daniel takes on teaching his new pupil using the unconventional techniques from Mr. Miyagi. Robby is tempted to return to his delinquent ways. Johnny helps Miguel with his first date.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 2274 votes.

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#8 - Different But Same (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Despite Johnny’s efforts to move forward, he confronts Daniel about the assault on his property. An attempt to appease Johnny makes them revisit the past together. Miguel senses Samantha is lying to him. The dojo students try to intimidate the popular kids at a party.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 2259 votes.

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#7 - Miyagi-Do (Season 3 - Episode 5)

In Okinawa, Daniel spends time with an old friend — and an old enemy, who has much to teach him. The dueling dojos' rivalry comes to a nasty head.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 1060 votes.

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#6 - The Fall (Season 4 - Episode 9)


The annual All Valley Karate Tournament kicks off as several competing dojos vie for the grand championship – and settle some personal scores.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 872 votes.

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#5 - Mercy (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The highly-anticipated All Valley Karate Tournament brings Johnny and Daniel on opposite sides again, except this time, the new generation of karate students are the combatants. Who will pay the price for ultimate victory?

The episode was rated 8.36 from 2221 votes.

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#4 - Head of the Snake (Season 5 - Episode 10)


A fight night erupts in the Valley as Johnny, Daniel, Chozen and their students summon all their skills and strength to expose Terry and take him down.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 496 votes.

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#3 - The Rise (Season 4 - Episode 10)

The tournament comes to a shocking end, with the aftermath leaving its participants reeling – and two champions facing uncertain futures.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 915 votes.

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#2 - No Mercy (Season 2 - Episode 10)


It’s the first day of school at West Valley High but tensions between the two dojos have not cooled with the end of summer. And the rivalry between Daniel and Johnny comes to a head.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 1713 votes.

Cobra Kai - S3E10

#1 - December 19 (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Old wounds begin to heal at a country club holiday party, but a brutal assault by Kreese's students leads to new betrayals and alliances.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 1130 votes.

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