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     Jack Brewer
Played by: Leo Howard

  • Arch-Enemy: Though he only appeared for two episodes, his cousin Kai. The only reason Kai joined the Black Dragons was because they were the mortal enemies of the Wasabi Warriors, and that was a good enough reason for him. That being said, it's mainly by default because Kai is one of the few martial artists on the show capable of matching Jack, and the only one with the personal enmity to really count as an Arch-Enemy.
  • Broken Ace: He can't dance or throw a football.
  • Catchphrase: Whenever Jack catches a punch in his palm, he'll say some variation of "You probably shouldn't have done that".
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Towards Kim, whenever she has a boyfriend.
  • Does Not Like Spam: The very smell of blue cheese makes him nauseous.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Averted. Jack joined and represented the Black Dragons for a tournament, but he returns to the Wasabi Warriors at the end of the episode.
  • Heir to the Dojo: His grandfather trained Bobby Wasabi, making Jack a textbook example of the Western variant mentioned on the trope page.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Leo Howard has a lot of fangirls.
  • Official Couple: With Kim, as of "Kickin' It on Our Own". Even more official from "Two Dates and a Funeral".
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Gives this towards Frank in "Jack Stands Alone", especially after seeing him as an emotional wreck at Falafel Phil's.
  • Taking the Bullet: Did this for Kim in the episode The Wrath of Swan, but it didn't do much good, because Kim still ended up messy anyway.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In Season 1, Jack was not only the most skilled student in the dojo, but he was usually the one who would come up with a plan to the gang's current situation. In Season 2's "The Chosen One", Jack was more concerned about his hair being shaved than saving the Grandmaster Monk. In "Wedding Crashers", Jack picks up one of Bobby's movie props and accidentally shoots Jerry in the mouth paralyzing him.
  • Vocal Evolution: As the show went on and Leo Howard got older, his voice began to deepen. If one to were watch a Season 1 episode and then a Season 4 episode, the dissonance becomes more pronounced.
  • Young and in Charge: As of Dueling Dojos, Jack has the rank of a Sensei, and has the authority to teach and recruit potential students.

     Milton Krupnick
Played by: Dylan Riley Snyder

  • Adorkable: Particularly with the third-season hairstyle and wardrobe tweaks to make his buttoned-up style a little less Urkel and a little more One Direction.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Although "Meet The McKrupnicks" reveals his heritage as Scottish (on his father's side) despite the Eastern European-sounding name.
    • Actually confirmed "How Bobby Got His Groove Back."
  • Lethal Chef: Milton received a D- in Home Ec because his cake resulted in the teacher running to the bathroom. When he was baking his second cake, problems arose, when he added a few drops of chemicals in the bowl, the table the bowl is on shook, before he put the cake pan in the oven, the batter is bubbled like boiling lava, when the pan is placed in the oven, the kitchen cabinets all shook violently, and when the cake is finished, it is edible, but due to all the chemicals Milton put in the cake, it blew up after coming in contact with precious metals, namely, the teacher's golden fork.

     Jerry Martinez
Played by: Mateo Arias

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He puts way more effort into crushing substitute teachers than he'd need for the actual classes.
    Milton: If only he used his mind for good.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man (alongside Jack) to Milton and Eddie's Sensitive Guys. However, he does scream like a girl at times.

     Kim Crawford
Played by: Olivia Holt

  • Official Couple: With Jack, as of "Kickin' It on Our Own". Even more official from "Two Dates and a Funeral".
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Sometimes, Olivia Holt will slip into her native Tennessee southern accent. Could be justified as Kim is meant to be from the south.
  • Put on a Bus: Leaves the show at the end of season 3. In-series, her character is accepted to a dojo in Japan. In real life, it's because Oliva signed on to do I Didn't Do It on Disney Channel and wanted to avoid scheduling conflicts. However, she will return for a few episodes in Season 4.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: A few occasions, such as getting stuck in Truman's duct-tape trap or being flattened by a church door.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Kim is the only girl in the main cast.
  • Squashed Flat: In Meet the McKrupnicks, she was squashed by a over 200 pound church door. After she was flattened, Jack said she looked a little pancakeish.
  • Sucks at Dancing: Anytime Kim hears music, she gets enthusiastically excited and starts to dance, or at least what she considers dancing. Everyone else just cringes witnessing her bad bad moves. Ironically, she’s very good at formal ballroom dancing.
  • Tsundere: To Jack. Lampshaded in "Ricky Weaver".

Played by: Alex Christian Jones

     Rudy Gillespie
Played by: Jason Earles

  • Beware the Silly Ones: When her sadistic taskmaster manager shows up to force Sloane to complete in a karate competition instead of having fun, Rudie delivers a serious beatdown on the sensei of the rival dojo just to defend a girl he barely knows, for the motivation of wanting to be a good role model for his students, even if the student he is protecting is about to quit his dojo to live a normal life.
  • Parental Substitute: He is sometimes this to Jack, evident especially during the episode "It Takes Two to Tangle"
    • Becomes this to Sam, an orphan.

Played by: Dan Ahdoot

  • If You Can Read This: A health inspection "A" card is visible in his restaurant window. He keeps a live goat in the kitchen.
  • Local Hangout: His restaurant, Falafel Phil's, conveniently located just across the mall courtyard from the dojo.

     Joan Malone 
Played by: Brooke Dillman

     Sensei Ty 
Played by: Ian Reed Kelser

  • Big Bad Friend: Ty almost became this with Rudy.
  • Dirty Coward: Evident especially during "Kickin' it On Our Own" when he hires someone else to fight Rudy instead of fighting Rudy himself.

Played by: Wayne Dalglish
  • Arch-Enemy: To the Wasabi Warriors as Sensei Ty's primary student. Though as the show went on and he suffered Villain Decay, he was seen less of an enemy and more of a nuisance, and the weaker students of the Wasabi Dojo stopped being scared of him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Frank may be a cheater and a liar who did many bad things, but stealing Seaford High's turtle is a line Frank would never cross.
    • Although it's deconstructed since Frank doesn't care about the turtle and more about the quality of the prank.
  • Not Me This Time: In "Jack Stands Alone", it turns out Frank was framed by Erica.

Played by: Loni Love

     Bobby Wasabi 
Played by: Joel McCrary

  • Acrofatic: He's able to kick a surprising amount of ass for his size.
  • No Doubt the Years Have Changed Me: As the series began, Bobby Wasabi was a former movie star who hasn't been seen in public for at least two decades. When he first made an appearance, he was so overweight people had problem linking him to the movie star. No wonder the producers making a movie of his life wanted him to be portrayed by somebody else.

Played by: Hannah Leigh


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