It hasn’t been long since YouTube released its “Cobra Kai” series, and many reviews agree to say that it’s pretty much awesome. And you know what? It deserves to be called awesome.
You’ll see, Karate and I go way back. I started training Karate when I was five. My parents wanted me to practise football soccer, just like every little boy from school. To be honest, I actually don’t think soccer is that cool. And when you come from a country which is deeply passionate about it, you become a weirdo.
And yeah, I really thought I was a weirdo for many years, and would occassionaly feel bad since everyone would be having outside a quick match while I was doing boring stuff like reading.
But Karate helped me to build my self esteem. It made me realize it wasn’t necessary to be the top player of your school to be fit or healthy. It gave me security, and discipline, and both of them have helped me throughout the years.
Karate isn’t a sport. Original, and pure Karate, is a martial art. And martial art basically means being able to defend, respect, develop and take care of yourself. Karate is a lifestyle, something which can help you bring balance to your life, as well as make you someone able to save your life or other’s when in danger. It’s not just about the blows and kicks, or the belts. It motivates you to strive, to be honest, to be a good person, and also to be prudent.
But I’m not here to tell you about my Karate life.
Let’s go back to what you clicked this post for. Back in 2010 I was excited to watch the Karate Kid movie starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan because it had the “karate” word on the title and because the trailer was full of badass movements. Pretty cool for an eight year old, right?
Well, you can imagine my surprise when my mom told me that movie was actually based on another movie made years ago. And also with actual Karate on it (2010’s Karate Kid had Kung Fu guys :l). We watched the first movie, and I loved it. We watched the sequel the next day, and I loved it. We watched the third movie the day after that and also the fourth movie, and that was enough for my mind to be inspired every day I had Karate class. I became a fan in a nutshell.
You can imagine my excitement when YouTube announced it would release a brand new series called Cobra Kai which would be a sequel for the Karate Kid saga. I already had YouTube Red because of shows like Rhett and Link’s Buddy System and Scare PewDiePie, but knowing that it would feature there and not on Netflix made me appreciate my account even more :v
And after watching it, darn it… The character development of all the characters left me speechless. The action, the jokes, the music (gosh, the soundtrack is gold guys. You should definitely listen to it. I’ve heard it thousands of times this week). And not spoiling anything but THAT ENDING. I can’t wait for season two to arrive next year. ❤
I even made a drawing about it!
I rate it 5/5. Must watch if you are a fan of pop culture. And 80’s music.
Have you watched Cobra Kai? What did you think about it?
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