Remember Disney XD’s Kickin’ It? The show premiered nearly 10 years ago on June 13, 2011, and it’s seriously shocking how fast time has flown by!
As fans know, the series ended in March 2015, after four epic seasons, and everyone was pretty sad to see it go. The series starred Leo Howard, Dylan Riley Snyder, Mateo Arias, Jason Earles and Alex Jones, and it followed a group of martial arts students who had to work together to save their training center! Watching Jack, Milton, Jerry, Kim, Eddie, Rudy and the rest of the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy squad take on the world together was nothing short of magical. There’s not a day that goes by that fans don’t miss it, TBH.
“The Kickin’ It set is so much fun, I find myself in a new adventure every week. I work with an amazing cast and crew,” Olivia told Seventeen in 2012 when chatting about the series. “I am very similar to my character Kim. We both are very girly, with a little bit of toughness. We have the same style. We both really care about our friends.”
Before shooting the show, Olivia said she and the cast “did a boot camp for martial arts.”
“My seven years of gymnastics definitely helped me, but martial arts is a lot more challenging than it looks,” the actress said at the time. “I really enjoy the sport. The cast and I still go work out from time to time and we also take a parkour class when we have time.”
While some stars weren’t well versed in the sport, Leo had years of martial arts practice. “I have been training since I was four,” the actor told TV Equals in 2011. “It really helped me for this show, believe it or not. I’ve been able to teach them and help them with the karate and all of that. It’s one of my favorite things. So I got to combine what I love the most, martial arts and acting and comedy into one show.”
Since the show went off the air, Olivia and the rest of the stars, definitely changed and grew up a lot. Some of them went on to star in a bunch of TV shows and movies, while others stepped out of the spotlight to start families of their own! Scroll through our gallery to see what the Kickin’ It cast is up to now.
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