23 Life Lessons from Cobra Kai Season 3

Cobra Kai Season 3 released on Netflix last Friday and surpassed expectations of all kinds. The story of Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso has reached a captivating point and the terrific final episode set an exciting stage for the Season 4. In the current nostalgia-laden culture of films and TV series, this extension of the Karate Kid movies has emerged uniquely triumphant. It pays tribute to its origins as much as it carries forward the story for a whole new generation.

The series has been densely life-affirming from the beginning, with each episode having some edifying discussion. Whether it’s Daniel remembering the wisdom of his guru Miyagi at every turn of his life, or it is Johnny learning to leave behind his tragic past. The show has been full of morals, and Cobra Kai Season 3 is no different. 

Apart from advancing on the technicalities and storytelling, the third season of Cobra Kai also doubles on inspirational quotient. There is a lot more to unpack this time, and after multiple viewings, I accumulated all pieces of advice. So without further ado, let us jump into the 23 life lessons from Cobra Kai Season 3.

1) Being An Achiever Means Giving Your 100%


You want something, you have to crawl across the floor, use your damned teeth if you have to. You’ll do whatever it takes.

Johnny Lawrence

2) We Are Guided By People More Than Our Intuitions


In life, we’ll always lose our way. But it is people, not the signs, that guide us back to the right path.


3) Only We Can Help Ourselves When We Are Broken


You’re the only one who can get up when you’re down.

Daniel LaRusso

4) It Is Okay To Be Defeated Than To Be Afraid Of Getting Defeated


It’s okay to lose to the opponent. Must not lose to fear.

Mr. Miyagi

5) Good Deeds Must Not Be Done Having Expectations Of Any Kind


You don’t do the right thing because it always works out, you do it because it is the right thing to do.


6) No Help Is Better Than Wrong Help


Sticking around and being a bully isn’t much better than leaving.

Johnny Lawrence

7) No One Ever Has The Right To Be A Bully


Everybody’s got a sob story. Doesn’t give you the right to be a bully.


8) We Must Not Live In Our Past But Focus On Our Present


“Sometimes its good to visit your past to know where you are now. But you can’t live in the past.”

Mayank Nailwal
Passionate about films & filmmaking since 2002.
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