Cobra Kai Quotes

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John Kreese (to Johnny): I thought there was still hope for you. (starts to choke Johnny) This isn't how I wanted this to end.

(Daniel show up, kicking Kreese and saving Johnny)

Daniel LaRusso: You sent them to my house!? You came after my daughter. You wanted a fight, you son of a b*tch? You got one! (notices Robby on the floor) Robby?

John Kreese: I told you... this was inevitable. You can't keep up this "defense only" sh*t forever.

Daniel LaRusso: Good thing I don't have to.

John Kreese: Time for you and Miyagi to reunite!

(Daniel remembers what Chozen has told him...):

"If an enemy insists on war, then you take away their ability to wage it." - Chozen

(Daniel uses the pressure points to make Kreese's limb to go numb and is ready to finish him...)

Sam LaRusso: Dad! (Sam and Miguel show up)

Daniel LaRusso: You keep your Cobra Kais away from our kids!

John Kreese: It's a free country.

Johnny Lawrence: Not for you. Cobra Kai's gotta go. For good.

John Kreese: Why don't we settle this the old-fashioned way? Tournament. If we lose... I go. If you lose...

Johnny Lawrence: We won't lose.

Tory Nichols (to Hawk and Miguel): Traitors! You better watch your back! Demetri Conners: He won't have to. He's got friends watching it for him.

Ali Mills: This is exactly the problem. You say one thing, you say the opposite. You both think there's only one side to the story.

Johnny Lawrence: I know. There's two.

Ali Mills: No, there's three. There's your side, and your side, and then there is the truth. And the truth is, you guys are more alike that you want to admit. Maybe you recognize parts of yourselves in each other, and maybe you don't always like what you see.

Johnny Lawrence: I guess it's possible some small part of all of this is my fault.

Daniel LaRusso: Yeah. Me too.

Ali Mills: Point Mills! Winner!

Daniel LaRusso: Well, since the match is over and we have a new champ, I guess... it's time for me to go.

Miguel Diaz: My name is Miguel Diaz. I was in the school fight. I was the one kicked off the second floor. You know, uh... I thought I was gonna be paralyzed. I relearned how to stand. I relearned how to walk. And I want the tournament to continue.

Councilperson Roberts: We are very happy for your recovery, young man. But I'm afraid you don't understand...

Sam LaRusso: Yes, he does. We're the ones getting hurt. We're the ones fighting. Our voices should matter the most. And we want a place where we can compete, fairly and safely.

Miguel Diaz: When I first moved here, I was bullied. I realized there's no escaping it. Some kid will always want to steal your lunch money, give you a wedgie, or a swirlie. Instead of burying your heads in the sand, pretending that bullying doesn't exist, or that you could get rid of it, you need to teach kids how to defend themselves.

Sam LaRusso: Physically and mentally. Because sometimes the scars you can't see are the ones that hurt the most.

Miguel Diaz: Karate is about discipline. It's about inner strength. It's about confidence. Lessons you can use for the rest of your life. Look, I don't know where I would be today, or who I would be today, if it wasn't for my sensei. We don't need this tournament to do cool kicks or sell tickets, we need it to show the bullies of the world that we're not afraid. It's called the "All Valley" because it's for everyone, to give everyone the chance to show what they can do, to fight, to become a champion. And we deserve that chance.

(Sam and Miguel come across Demetri and Yasmine kissing...)

Sam LaRusso: Yasmine?

Demetri Conners: Hey. Um... We were just, uh...

Yasmine: Doing study work.

Demetri Conners: Yup.

Sam LaRusso: So you two are...

Yasmine: What? Ew. Ew! No. Like I would ever date this freak. (leaves)

Demetri Conners: Whatever, Cruella. Why don't you go kill a bunch of dalmatians? I am 101% in love!


Sam LaRusso: I can't believe that just happened!

Miguel Diaz: Yeah, I guess, uh... love conquers all.

Sam LaRusso: I guess it does.

Daniel LaRusso: I know it's been a while since our last class. After the fight at the school, I wasn't sure Miyagi-Do should stay open. But things have gotten worse since we shut down. That's why we're back. The only way to stop Cobra Kai is if we all work together. But always remember, the reason we learn karate is...

Johnny Lawrence: To show the world that you're not a bunch of pansy-a$$ nerds! We're gonna show 'em that you're tough! Because eagles don't get sh*t on. They're the ones that do the sh*tting. Just don't forget, being a badass doesn't mean being an a**hole. The goal isn't to hurt other kids. The goal is to...

John Kreese: Win at all costs. Those we thought to be our allies have turned against us. Now our enemies are attacking us from all sides. There is no turning back. Now is the time to show them...

Daniel LaRusso: Forgiveness. Compassion. Mr. Miyagi used to say if you're looking for revenge, you could start by digging two graves. He was right. If you have hate in your heart, then you've already lost. I know it's not easy, but you have to do whatever you can...

Johnny Lawrence: To beat the living crap out of 'em. Don't let 'em push you around. You gotta swoop down like an eagle, grab 'em with your claws, and sink your fangs into 'em. But I don't ever want you to start the fight. I just want you to...

John Kreese: Finish it. For good. Do I make myself clear?

(At school Johnny comes across a kid with books in his hands and knocks the books on the floor...)

Johnny Lawrence: Sorry, kid. Old habit.

Hawk: The truth is, you bailed on us long before that fight happened. You got soft. And we paid the price.

Johnny Lawrence: You listen up. When you came to my dojo, you were softer than a baby's a$$. I made you what you are, not Kreese. He doesn't give a sh*t about you. About any of you. If you wanna keep whining about the past like a bunch of p*ssies, fine. We can play that game. Wanna stick with Kreese? Go ahead. Don't say I didn't warn you when your life ends up in the sh*tter. Or you could sack up and join my dojo. Havenhurst and Magnolia, tomorrow at 4:00. If you wanna save yourselves, train the right way... you better be there. And don't be late!

(Johnny is looking at rental places to have the new dojo in...)

Johnny Lawrence: You're telling me this place is free?

Man: Yeah.

Johnny Lawrence: Totally free, no strings attached?

Man: Yeah, it's free.

Johnny Lawrence: So I can do karate here? All the way from that trash can all the way to that tree?

Man: You can do whatever you want. It's a public park. Can I get back to my family now?

(Johnny keeps checking Facebook to see if Ali answered...)

Johnny Lawrence: How long do Facebook messages take to get delivered? Ali lives in Colorado, so probably a while.

Miguel Diaz: It's instantaneous.

Daniel LaRusso: Looks like our ducks are finally in a row. The dealership's back on its feet, Kreese is out of our lives. How shall we celebrate?

Amanda LaRusso: I was thinking maybe, like, a banner that says "I told you so."

Daniel LaRusso: Uh-huh. All right. Go ahead. Get it out of your system. Come on...

Amanda LaRusso: I don't know, babe. All I'm saying is if I was around in '84. You may not have as many stories to tell.

Daniel LaRusso: Uh-huh.

Amanda LaRusso: I beat Cobra Kai in, what? One afternoon.

(Johnny is writing a Facebook message to Ali. She asked what he's been up to...)

Johnny Lawrence: "Ali. You're right. It's crazy how things change. For a long time, I didn't have much direction in my life. But then, things got better. I met a kid who needed some help. So I got back into karate, became a sensei. There were ups and downs. I even gave up for a while. But I can't give up anymore. I have a long way to go to be a better man, a better father, a better teacher. But I can make a difference in these kids' lives. It's a tough world out there, and I can help them be ready for it. That's what I've been up to. That's who I am. I'm a sensei." Nah, too long.

(Deletes the message and writes: "Not much, u?")

Tory Nichols: I'm sorry. I know that I should've come to see you. I just didn't know how to help.

Miguel Diaz: So you did nothing.

Tory Nichols: I felt guilty about everything. But we're doing everything we can to get back at Miyagi-Do for what they did to you. As Sensei Kreese says, "If one of us gets hurt, we all get hurt."

Miguel Diaz: Nobody else got hurt, Tory. I'm the one in a wheelchair.

Tory Nichols: Yeah, I just meant...

Miguel Diaz: I know what you meant. I never cared about Miyagi-Do or Kreese, I cared about us.

Cobra Kai Quotes

Cobra Kai Quotes


Title: Cobra Kai (2018)
Format: TV Series
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama
Produced by: Youtube Originals & Netflix
Release Date: May 2, 2018

Synopsis / Summary

Thirty years after their final confrontation at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence is at rock-bottom as an unemployed handyman haunted by his wasted life. However, when Johnny rescues a bullied kid, Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo. (IMDb)

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Characters / Cast

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A-Z List of Characters

Character Played by
Daniel LaRusso Ralph Macchio
Demetri Conners Gianni DeCenzo
Hawk (Eli Moskowitz) Jacob Bertrand
John Kreese Martin Kove
Johnny Lawrence William Zabka
Miguel Diaz Xolo Maridueña
Robby Keene Tanner Buchanan

Top 10 Quotes from Cobra Kai: Season 1

  • Johnny Lawrence: I’m gonna be your sensei. I’m gonna teach you the style of karate that was taught to me: a method of fighting your pussy generation desperately needs. I’m not just gonna teach you how to conquer your fears. I’m gonna teach you how to awaken the snake within you. And once you do that, you’ll be the one who’s feared. You’ll build strength. You’ll learn discipline. And when the time is right… You’ll strike back.
  • Miguel Diaz: What’s Guns N’ Roses? – Johnny Lawrence: I’m going to pretend you didn’t say that.
  • Johnny Lawrence (to Miguel): Hey, you don’t happen to have any friends who wanna learn karate, do you? Oh, what am I saying? You don’t have any friends. Sorry.
  • Johnny Lawrence (to Carmen about Miguel): That kid… is the only person in the world who hasn’t given up on me. And I don’t want to give up on him. I know I messed up big-time, but if you let him come back… I won’t fail him again. I promise.
  • Johnny Lawrence: Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it? Pain does not exist in this dojo, does it? Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it? Class, are you ready to learn the way of the fist
  • Johnny Lawrence: I’ve watched firsthand as my students have gotten stronger. Gained confidence. Learned how to stand up for themselves. Cobra Kai is making a difference in these kids’ lives. And honestly… They’re making a difference in mine as well. Thank you.
  • Demetri Conners: I gotta do well on these so I do well on the actual test so I get into a good college, which will lead to a good internship, then a high-paying job, and then, after a couple promotions, I should have enough confidence to get a super-hot girl. You got the karate thing. I gotta play the long game.
  • Johnny Lawrence: Just when you think things are going good, everything falls apart. That’s how it goes. Life shows no mercy, so neither do we. We do whatever it takes to keep our heads above water. We do whatever it takes to keep moving forward. We do whatever it takes to win! Remember who you are. You’re badass. You don’t give a sh*t. You kick ass. You’re Cobra Kai.
  • Daniel LaRusso (to Robby): Your dad had the worst teacher there ever was. It sent him down a wrong path. But you don’t have to go down that path. Do you understand? You don’t have to ever become… him. Trust me. You let go of all that anger, and I guarantee you, no matter what happens tonight, you go home feeling great.
  • John Kreese (to Johnny): Congratulations. You did what I always thought you could do. You won. Cobra Kai is back where it belongs. Back on top. Everyone closed the book on us. They thought we were done. But now they see… (comes out of a shadow) That the real story’s only just begun.

Top 10 Quotes from Cobra Kai: Season 2

  • Johnny Lawrence: Don’t worry. Miguel’s a good kid. I won’t let him go astray.
  • Daniel LaRusso: First rule of Miyagi-Do Karate, “Karate is for defense only.” Second rule of Miyagi-Do Karate… “First, learn rule number one.” It’s really all about that first rule.
  • Johnny Lawrence: Cobra Kai is about being badass. And the baddest badass is the one who beats his opponent when he’s at his strongest. Not when his back is turned, not when he’s injured. Is that understood? That means no more cheating. No more fighting dirty. From here on out, those are pussy moves, and you don’t wanna be pussies, do you? Good. It’s why I had you wear white belts, we’re starting over.
  • Johnny Lawrence: I wasn’t taught the difference between mercy and honor, and I paid the price for it. If I’m extra hard on you, it’s only because you have the potential to be better than I ever was.
  • Johnny Lawrence: Just make sure the Cobra Kai snake comes in at the end, all right? I want it to really pop. Make it chrome. And throw Thunderstruck under it. Oh. And put one of those hash browns at the end. You know, like, “Hash brown, Team Cobra Kai” or something. And then send it to the Internet!
  • Demetri Conners: Oh, okay, I get it. You’re teaching me muscle memory. Do it a bunch of times, develop unconscious karate techniques. How about we just cut to the chase and you show me the moves? (Later, Daniel is showing him some moves…) I’m not exactly the most flexible. That’s… And I have a little trouble maintaining balance. Hope that’s not an issue. Disproportionate limbs. How much longer are we doing this? My arms are getting tired and I’ve had to pee since before we started.
  • Robby Keene (to Sam): I don’t know if we’ll ever use this in a fight, but if we’re ever forced into a dance battle, we’re set.
  • Tory Nichols (to Miguel): The world shows no mercy, so, why should we? Some people have it good, but the rest of us, we have to fight for every inch of what’s ours. Not just to score a point. For everything.
  • Johnny Lawrence: Life’s not black and white. More often than not, it’s gray. And it’s in those gray areas where Johnny Lawrence’s Cobra Kai sometimes shows mercy. Doesn’t mean you can’t be badass. It’s still a requirement. But you have to learn to think, not just with your gut, or your fists, but to really use this.
  • Miguel Diaz: Hey, Sensei, it’s Miguel, I knocked on your door this morning, but I guess you already left. I’m having some girl trouble and, well, you’re better at this sort of thing than me. I’ll come by the dojo after school. My mom is working tonight, so maybe we could grab a burger at that place you like? I’ll talk to you later.

Top 10 Quotes from Cobra Kai: Season 3

  • Johnny Lawrence (to Miguel): Hey, buddy. Sorry I haven’t been here. Your mom hasn’t wanted me around. Can’t blame her. I thought I was helping you. You were learning so fast, getting so strong. But I failed you. I’m so sorry. I don’t know if you can hear me, kid. But you got it in you to pull through. You just gotta keep fighting. Never give up. You can do this. I know you can.
  • John Kreese (to Cobra Kais): Your whole life, you’re told to be good. But good is only a matter of perspective. Always remember your enemies think they’re doing what’s right. They think they’re the hero and you’re the villain. But now you know the truth. There is no good. There is no bad. Only weak… or strong. And now that we’ve shed our weakness, it’s time to show our strength. If you do that, I promise you… you will be unstoppable.
  • Daniel LaRusso (to Amanda and Louie): Mr. Miyagi told me, “Daniel-san… must follow passion. Man who work for passion always richer than man who work for money.” He was right. The goal was never to be the Valley’s number one auto dealer. I just wanted to give those customers that same sense of excitement I had when I got my first car. That’s what I did, and that’s why we were successful.
  • Mr. Miyagi’s letter (read by Kumiko): In life, I have always looked for signs to show me the right way. But I got lost. Until I met Daniel-san. His kind heart, strong chi, and loyalty and love for those around him is a guiding light to me. I’m very proud for the man he has become. Even though he still has a hard head. I never thought I would have a family again. Daniel-san has welcomed me into his family. And he has passed on what I teach him in Miyagi-Do to his daughter. Samantha… makes me feel like I am her tanmee. In life, we’ll always lose our way. But it is people, not the signs, that guide us back to the right path. Do you like that, Yukie? I heard that in a car commercial. Love, Nariyoshi Miyagi.
  • Johnny Lawrence (to Miguel): Quiet! “Never,” “can’t…” Those are just words they’re meaningless. Time to get out of bed and do something. You’re not a kid anymore. The world won’t hand it to you. You want something, you’ll have to crawl across the floor, use your damn teeth if you have to. You’ll do whatever it takes. And I’ll always be right here next to you. ‘Cause I’ll always be your teacher. Now go get it.
  • John Kreese (to Robby): All that Miyagi-Do mumbo jumbo… that might score you points in a tournament. But now you’re in the real world, kid… You might wanna learn to strike first.
  • Johnny Lawrence: “Ali. You’re right. It’s crazy how things change. For a long time, I didn’t have much direction in my life. But then, things got better. I met a kid who needed some help. So I got back into karate, became a sensei. There were ups and downs. I even gave up for a while. But I can’t give up anymore. I have a long way to go to be a better man, a better father, a better teacher. But I can make a difference in these kids’ lives. It’s a tough world out there, and I can help them be ready for it. That’s what I’ve been up to. That’s who I am. I’m a sensei.” Nah, too long. (Deletes the message and writes: “Not much, u?”)
  • Amanda LaRusso (to Daniel): If I was around in ’84. You may not have as many stories to tell. I beat Cobra Kai in, what? One afternoon.
  • Daniel LaRusso (to Sam): I had to be the one to get up and do something. I still live with the fear, Sam. We all do on some level. I just try to not let it ever win. Sam, you’re the only one who can get up when you’re down. No one else. I promise, I will be there… always to help you. Just like Mr. Miyagi was there for me.
  • Miguel Diaz: I don’t know where I would be today, or who I would be today, if it wasn’t for my sensei. We don’t need this tournament to do cool kicks or sell tickets, we need it to show the bullies of the world that we’re not afraid. It’s called the “All Valley” because it’s for everyone, to give everyone the chance to show what they can do, to fight, to become a champion. And we deserve that chance.

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