‘Cobra Kai‘ serves as a sequel to the iconic ‘Karate Kid’ movie franchise and it reunites the two lead actors of the film with a new fresh perspective on the characters and their rivalry over Karate. Karate teacher at the Cobra Kai dojo- Johnny Lawrence and former Karate champion Daniel LaRusso renew their personal clash as this new series brought to surface nostalgia for old times.
Cobra Kai But the new series is a kind of standalone and gives more focus on Johnny Lawrence as he tries to figure out his life and in this process divides to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo and train new students.
After ‘Cobra Kai’ began to stream on Netflix besides Youtube, the series became the most-watched series very soon declaring its promising success. There are four seasons to binge till now. But if you want to search for more shows that will give you the same vibe as ‘Cobra Kai’, we are here to help you out.
Here are 5 shows that you must watch if you like ‘Cobra Kai’.
1. Fight Quest-
‘Fight Quest’ is a reality show with lots of real-life martial arts and teaching and learning. It is a series by Discovery channel that follows the show’s hosts and also MMA fighters Doug Anderson and Jimmy Smith as they travel the world to interact with local masters of Martial Arts to learn from them and amplify their skill.
After a week-long training, the two of them take on the masters’ own students as a taste of what they have learned and also to experiment with their personal style. The first season of the reality show premiered on December 14, 2007, and ran for two seasons.
This series is again a Martial arts drama series. Making martial arts with the world of crime, this show revolves around, Ah Sahm, who is a martial art prodigy from China who comes to San Fransisco to find his lost sister and gets entangled in crimes.
This show was originally a brainchild of the late Martial arts legend Bruce Lee and honors his legacy besides upholding its own brilliance as a modern action series. Set in the time period of 1870, this show premiered on April 5, 2019, and ran for two seasons with Andrew Koji in the role of Ah Sahm.
3. Ip Man-
A romanticized portrayal of the life of a legendary teacher of a legendary student is worth watching as the tv series ‘IP Man’ reinvents the renowned film series of the same name starring Donnie Yen, a martial arts icon. In the series though Kevin Cheng honored the role.
IP Man is a grandmaster of Wing Chun, a traditional Chinese Kung-fu. Through illuminating the life of IP Man, the show dives into how the grandmaster passes on his knowledge to his most famous student, a potential legend Bruce Lee. With the aid of the spice of melodrama, this biography became showed promising success as it premiered on February 24, 2013.
4. Into the Badlands-
This tv show centers around a warrior and his young student in their journey through a post-apocalyptic feudal land named ‘Badlands’. While encountering barons and nobles and their selfish intentions, the teacher-student duo pass through their journey of mastering fighting skills as well as seeking spiritual enlightenment.
The first episode of ‘Into the Badlands’ was released on November 15, 2015, and it ran for three seasons with positive success. It also received acclamation in avoiding clichés involved in the fighting genre. Also, the Hongkong industry icon Daniel Wu starred in the lead role of the show which added another plus point to its review.
5. Wu Assassins-
After being bestowed with an ancient and unique power called “Wu Xing”, Kai Jin, a chef, now involved with San Fransisco’s Triad Gangs discovers that he is the latest “Wu Assassins”, a title that is passed on to various chosen heroes. The show follows Kai as he fights off various criminals holding similar powers but using them for selfish purposes.
‘The Raid’ famed Iko Uwais stars in the role of the protagonist Kai Jin aka Wu Assassin. This Netflix original action drama is a real treat for martial arts fans. It premiered on August 8, 2019.
There are some other TV shows that share a likeliness with your favorite ‘Cobra Kai’ though the mentioned ones are entitled to give you the most engaging time. Nevertheless, these shows include Fightworld, Seis Manos, Black Dynamite, Kingdom, Kickin’ It, How I Met Your Mother, Kung Fu, Jackie Chan Adventures, Highlander: The Series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, etc.