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Sex & Nudity

  • There are a some innuendos in the series.
  • Sexual references, but no nudity or acts portrayed. Teens talk about sexual acts, fantasies and buying condoms on occasion. Double entendres are also frequent.
  • Adult magazines with no nudity pop up in a few episodes. A character refers to one as "well loved".
  • In early episodes of season 1, kids watch a video of a woman provacatively dancing and grinding the floor.
  • At a theatre, a boy tries to reach his hand up a girl's short skirt

Violence & Gore

  • Bloodless karate combat. Street fights, refereed athletic practices and sports violence is to be expected, but nothing graphic. There are degrading, violent verbal outbursts from adults as well.


  • There is more bad language than in the original movie. Occasional uses of sh*t, b*tch, hell, ass. A couple uses of p*ssy here and there. D*ck has been said. One use of f*ck in each season, like a PG-13 movie.
  • Multiple uses of goddamn. At least one use of Jesus Christ.
  • This contains pretty consistent use of a wide variety of profanity and inuendos. If you enjoyed the Karate Kid series and the relatively wholesome aspect, the Cobra Kai series is a big departure from that on all fronts.
  • In Season 1, there are two uses of "fuck." One is used by Johnny's son Robbie, saying "It's my fucking dad." The another is used by Aisha when she calls a student a "fucking pussy." (Barely audible)
  • In Season 2, Episode 5, the F word is used again by Hawk/Eli, calling Demetri a "fucking nerd."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Teen partying, alcohol consumption and underage drinking. Talks of "smoking a joint" and doing drugs.
  • There is consistent use of alcohol by a main character who drinks liquor while driving and is obviously wasted. Multiple scenes of waking up on the floor with alcoholic bottles laying all around him.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Sensei Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) lashes out at his students in multiple scenes and the loud verbal abuse can be considered mildly intense.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • A penis drawn on a roadside builtin board shown and referenced several times
  • 14:06-14:10-lesbian/bisexual kiss. Scene continues thru 14:44-S2E9 &17:27-17:33&18:16-18:19

Violence & Gore

  • In Season 2, Episode 10, an all-out brawl ensues between Cobra Kai and Miyagi-do students at school. Teenagers are relentlessly punched, kicked, shoved, slammed against walls and lockers, and even thrown down stairwells. One Cobra Kai student arms her fist with a spike bracelet and cuts a main character's arm. A teacher attempting to split up a fight gets assaulted, too. At the end of the sequence, a main character is knocked from the second floor balcony and slams onto a railing on the floor below, breaking his back and hospitalizing him. This is perhaps the most over-the-top, intense sequence in the entire show thus far.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The young students of Cobra Kai largely start out as put-upon and reasonably well-behaved kids. However, the series shows how the aggressive philosophy of Cobra Kai gradually turns them into thugs themselves, much to Johnny's eventual shame. By contrast, Johnny's estranged son, Robby, starts out as a impudent small-time criminal, but changes dramatically for the better under Daniel LaRousso's influence.

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