The Karate Kid Timeline

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The Karate Kid has been a classic since 1984 when it was first released. Now it lives on with the Cobra Kai television show. Here it is in order.

What’s on the Karate Kid Timeline?

This Karate Kid timeline assembles all of the Karate Kid stories into one chronological timeline. Now, with the Karate Kid franchise, there have been a few outliers. These include The Next Karate Kid, and the 2010 reboot. We’ve included those here since there is no official word on canonicity within the Karate Kid universe.

This timeline also includes the Cobra Kai television series, produced by YouTube. If you ask us, it’s a fine continuation of the series.

Where to Start?

There is only one good place to start with this Karate Kid timeline, and that’s at the beginning. Start with the original 1984 film. We also recommend the second film as well. Otherwise, you can skip ahead to the Cobra Kai television series. We don’t really recommend anything in-between.

As always, if you see something that should be added, taken away, or changed, let us know. We love to hear your feedback. And if you liked this timeline, you might enjoy some of our others, like our Back to the Future timeline.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1The Karate KidFilmJohn G. Avildsen1984-06-22The Karate Kid
2The Karate Kid Part IIFilmJohn G. Avildsen1986-06-20The Karate Kid
3The Karate Kid Part IIIFilmJohn G. Avildsen1989-06-30The Karate Kid
4The Next Karate KidFilmChristopher Cain1994-09-09The Karate Kid
5The Karate Kid (2010)FilmHarald Zwart2010-06-11The Karate KidWe can pretend this exists in the same continuity, but over in China.
6Cobra Kai 1.01: Ace DegenerateTV EpisodeJon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg2018-05-02Cobra Kai
7Cobra Kai 1.02: Strike FirstTV EpisodeJon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg2018-05-02Cobra Kai
8Cobra Kai 1.03: EsqueletoTV EpisodeJennifer Celotta2018-05-02Cobra Kai
9Cobra Kai 1.04: Cobra Kai Never DiesTV EpisodeJennifer Celotta2018-05-02Cobra Kai
10Cobra Kai 1.05: CounterbalanceTV EpisodeJosh Heald2018-05-02Cobra Kai
11Cobra Kai 1.06: QuiverTV EpisodeJosh Heald2018-05-02Cobra Kai
12Cobra Kai 1.07: All ValleyTV EpisodeSteve Pink2018-05-02Cobra Kai
13Cobra Kai 1.08: MoltingTV EpisodeSteve Pink2018-05-02Cobra Kai
14Cobra Kai 1.09: Different but SameTV EpisodeJon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg2018-05-02Cobra Kai
15Cobra Kai 1.10: MercyTV EpisodeJon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg2018-05-02Cobra Kai
16Cobra Kai 2.01: Mercy, Part IITV EpisodeJon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg2019-04-24Cobra Kai
17Cobra Kai 2.02: Back in BlackTV EpisodeJon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg2019-04-24Cobra Kai
18Cobra Kai 2.03: Fire and IceTV EpisodeMichael Grossman2019-04-24Cobra Kai
19Cobra Kai 2.04: The Moment of TruthTV EpisodeMichael Grossman2019-04-24Cobra Kai
20Cobra Kai 2.05: All InTV EpisodeJosh Heald2019-04-24Cobra Kai
21Cobra Kai 2.06: Take a RightTV EpisodeJosh Heald2019-04-24Cobra Kai
22Cobra Kai 2.07: LullTV EpisodeJennifer Celotta2019-04-24Cobra Kai
23Cobra Kai 2.08: Glory of LoveTV EpisodeJennifer Celotta2019-04-24Cobra Kai
24Cobra Kai 2.09: PulpoTV EpisodeJon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg2019-04-24Cobra Kai
25Cobra Kai 2.10: No MercyTV EpisodeJon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg2019-04-24Cobra Kai