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Cobra Kai 30 for 30 | Daniel LaRusso vs. Johnny Lawrence


When you think about 1984, you’re thinking about the fight between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. It was the fight that’s gone down in history as both one of the dirtiest moments in sports history and also the greatest comeback in fighting. Whichever side you land on, people are still talking about the All Valley Under-18 Karate Championship 36 years later.

C+E shot, directed, and edited this mockumentary, featuring ESPN hosts and the casts of Cobra Kai and The Karate Kid in character, to promote the highly anticipated season 2 premiere of the YouTube Original Series Cobra Kai. It went viral almost immediately, gaining millions of hits in just days and attracting press attention from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Decider, SYFY, AdWeek, SlashFilm, Den of Geek, and more.


  • Executive Producer + Principal | Jason Zemlicka
  • Executive Producer | Sean Patrick Kelly
  • Chief Creative Officer | Jamie Hubbard
  • Executive Creative Director + Writer + Director | Bex Schwartz
  • Writer + Producer | Steve Figueiredo
  • Editor | Hernan Bornas
  • Designer + Animator | Corey Ryan
  • Sound Mix | Plush