“Kickin’ It’ is a new Disney XD show that premiered in 2011. Kickin It is a teen sitcom based on martial arts. Kickin’ It is a comedy series that follows a karate instructor at a martial arts academy. The instructor has 5 students and the school is not doing so well.
A few months back Disney announced that ‘Kickin’ It’ will be back for another season that will be filming shortly. ‘Kickin’ It’ is about the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy. The funny named dojo is also known as the worst dojo in town and the most under-performing of the nationwide chain of Bobby Wasabi martial arts schools.
Bobby Wasabi has a code that goes something like this… “We swear by the light of the dragon’s eye, to be loyal and honest and never say die. Wasabi!”. The group of friends and students in the series try to band together and turn the dojo around.
Kickin’ It stars the following:
- Leo Howard
- Dylan Riley Snyder
- Mateo Arias
- Olivia Holt
- Alex Christian Jones
- and Jason Earles as the martial arts instructor
Casting calls for Kicking It started in 2012 and Jason Earles, (Hannah Montana) was cast in the role of Sensei “Rudy”. Other Disney stars were also cast for Kicking It – Leo Howard (Leo Little’s Big Show) was cast in the role of “Jack”. Dylan Riley Snyder, a Disney on Broadway star from the Disney musical ‘Tarzan’ auditioned for the role of “Milton” and got it.
Some non Disney actors were also cast for the show. The brother of Moises, Arias, Mateo Arias, got a role in the series and Olivia Holt who previously did some commercials was cast for the part of ‘Kim’. Disney newcomer, Christian Jones was picked to play the part of ‘Eddie’. Before this Christian was in a video.
So far the series has been a great success for Disney XD and the shows creator. The mix of martial arts and comedy makes for a great combination and we can’t wait to see where it goes next season.