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"I started Cobra Kai with one nerd. This is a step up. And if we're gonna be taken seriously, we need a name that commands respect. A name that elicits power and dominance. Cobras are strong. They may be king of the jungle, but the world's more than just a jungle. And there's only one animal... that can kill a snake."
Johnny Lawrence[src]

Eagle Fang Karate is a karate dojo established by Johnny Lawrence after losing Cobra Kai to John Kreese. Several former Cobra Kai students joined the dojo following their dismissal or quit from Cobra Kai. Eagle Fang Karate ultimately merged with Miyagi-Do Karate to train for the upcoming All Valley Karate Tournament.

History

Eagle Fang's First Karate class

When Johnny Lawrence loses his ownership of Cobra Kai to John Kreese, Johnny decides to start a new dojo to rectify the mistakes he made with his former students. Johnny opens Eagle Fang Karate as an alternative for Cobra Kai students who are still loyal to him and his methods of teaching. He struggles to find a name that has the same level of badass connotations as Cobra Kai, and enlists the help of his star student Miguel Diaz. Though their efforts are immense, they are unable to agree on a name. Johnny rallies some former Cobra Kai students and convinces them to try his new dojo, which he ultimately opens in a park due to a lack of funds. Miguel Diaz is the first student to join followed by Bert, Mitch, Dirk and two unnamed former Cobra Kai Students. Without a dojo, Johnny decides to host classes in the park and chooses an Eagle as their mascot as it's one of the only animals that can destroy a Cobra. When the students gather for lessons, Johnny tosses them t-shirts that reveal the name of his new dojo - Eagle Fang Karate. He brushes off everyone's claims that eagles don't have fangs, and refuses to change the name or consider a new one. Johnny begins his student's training, helping them to learn that mercy is acceptable.

Eagle Fang with the new T-shirts

Thanks to Demetri, Miyagi-Do Karate and Eagle Fang form a truce as the larger enemy is Cobra Kai. The three dojos war when Cobra Kai attacks Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang at the LaRusso home, ultimately ending with Miyagi Do and Eagle Fang defeating Cobra Kai, partly because of Hawk's defection from Cobra Kai. After the party, Johnny sees Miguel beaten up and learns about the fight and confronts his former sensei John Kreese. Daniel also learns about the fight and goes to confront Kreese as well. After a fight against Johnny and Daniel respectively, Kreese wages that the competing three dojos - Eagle Fang, Cobra Kai, and Miyagi-Do Karate - settle their feud at the upcoming All Valley Karate Tournament of 2019. Kreese proposes that the loser of the tournament will leave the valley, while the winner(s) are free to operate their dojos undisturbed.

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The following morning, Johnny and Daniel decide to merge their respective dojos for the sake of training, to have the best possible odds of beating Kreese. They meet at Miyagi-Do's dojo, where the students are lined the backyard side-by-side. Johnny and Daniel lead the class together, bowing to their students and then one another. Daniel asks the students if they're ready and Johnny then says "Let's Begin!"

Training

Eagle Fang was designed as a way to avoid the toxic fanaticism in Cobra Kai. With the training still demanding there was more attention to defensive tactics, honor and ethics. It also seemed the way of training was more geared to specifically counter the aggressive style of Cobra Kai. Some students who quit or got kicked out from Cobra Kai will still have Kreese's tactics alongside Johnny's original teachings, such as Miguel, Hawk and Mitch. After merging with Miyagi-Do, their philosophies, which is Johnny's aggressive offense and Daniel's effective defense, are combined in order to help defeat Cobra Kai in the tournament, making the students versatile with their fighting skills.

Students

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Trivia

  • This is the second time Johnny and Miguel open up a dojo together. The first time was in Ace Degenerate.
  • Hawk reunites with Johnny after he defects from Cobra Kai.
    • Mitch and Bert are also another former Cobra Kai students to reunite with Johnny.
  • Eagle Fang Karate alongside Miyagi-Do made rivalries with Cobra Kai.
  • Just like Johnny and Daniel, the merge with Miyagi-Do helped the students rekindle their friendships with one another.
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