The first of Maridueña’s videos features a long set of choreography from his pink-haired co-star Jacob Bertrand, who plays Hawk on the show. Full of strikes, turns, kicks, and cartwheels, Bertrand ranges across the training room as he completes his form, and delivers a proud flex for the camera at the end.
Next come a pair of videos featuring fighters trapping the arms of their assailants and throwing them over one shoulder, where they land hard on their backs. Still shots follow, one of someone — possibly Maridueña, though with a mask, hat, and sunglasses it’s tough to tell — holding a bicycle on top of some construction equipment and another of Bertrand straining with effort under his mask.
The final slide in Maridueña’s presentation shows co-star Gianni DeCenzo, who plays the maybe no longer mild-mannered Miyagi-Do recruit Demetri, doing a kip-up, a move where you pop up off your back to your feet more readily associated with Jackie Chan, Bo Jackson, and even Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who performs one after getting knocked to the ground by Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) in the pair’s All-Valley Karate Championship bout. After all, when you’re out to make the best teen-focused (and midlife crisis-focused) karate show around, nothing’s gonna ever keep you down.