Cobra Kai

While set in the San Fernando Valley, much of the TV series “Cobra Kai,” which continues the story of “The Karate Kid” films, is actually filmed in the Greater Atlanta, Georgia area. There are occasional shots that do take place in California, however. One key location found in the Valley is the apartment of Johnny Lawrence, played by William Zabka.

LOCATION: 18555 Burbank Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356

In season 1, episode 9, Johnny and Daniel Larusso, played by Ralph Macchio, visit Daniel’s former apartment, seen in the original film. The same location was used for the scene.

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LOCATION: 19223 Saticoy St, Reseda, CA 91335

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The Karate Kid (1984)

The 1980s classic “The Karate Kid” shot mostly around the San Fernando Valley in California.  Surprisingly, many of the film locations are not only still standing, but still closely resemble how they appear in the film.  The major exception is Mr. Miyagi’s house, which was torn down.

Daniel Larusso’s apartment still exists in Reseda, California.  The apartment looks identical to how it appeared in 1984.  However, the neighborhood it’s located in isn’t the safest of areas.

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LOCATION: 19223 Saticoy St, Reseda, CA 91335

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Daniel embarrassingly arrives in his mom’s run-down car to pick up Ali at her house for a date.

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LOCATION: 4072 Alonzo Ave, Encino, CA 91316

The two go on a date to Golf N’ Stuff, which is a real place and still open to visitors.  It’s located further south, down in Norwalk, California.

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LOCATION: 10555 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650

The location of the Cobra Kai dojo can be found in North Hollywood.  The same location was featured in the film “Say Anything‚Ķ

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LOCATION: 5223 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601

A glimpse inside the dojo location.

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