Season 2, Episode 8 (29)
Air Date

June 18, 2012 {{{pc}}}


Sean K. Lambert

Episode Guide

It Takes Two to Tangle


Dojo Day Care

"Buddyguards" is the 8th episode in Season 2 of Kickin' It. It first aired on June 18, 2012. It features the first appearance of Izzy Gunnar.


Jack and Jerry are bummed when they can't score tickets to see their idol, a heavy metal rock star, Izzy Gunnar from Kung Fu Lightning. However, once they save him from being attacked by two thugs, Izzy offers them the opportunity of a lifetime job to be his bodyguards. Jack and Jerry fight off some assasins trying to kill Izzy. Meanwhile, Rudy, Eddie, and Milton work at Falafel Phil's while he is away.




  • In this episode Leo Howard played guitar and Mateo Arias played the drums.
  • This is the second episode to focus on Jack/Jerry friendship the first one was Breaking Board.
  • Jerry mentions Kim's name in this episode when he does an impersonation of Izzy screaming.
  • It is also shown that Jerry is a pretty "dope" Martial Artist.
  • Kung Fu Lightning's song "Surf The Lightning" is referenced in Kickin' It On Our Own.


  • When Izzy, Jack, and Jerry go skydiving, and Izzy pulls the cord, they appear to slow down, but no parachute can be seen.

Photo Gallery

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Kickin' It Episodes
Season One
Wasabi Warriors | Fat Chance | Dummy Dancing | Dojo Day Afternoon | Swords and Magic
Road to Wasabi | All the Wrong Moves | Ricky Weaver | Wax on, Wax off | The Commercial | Kung Fu Cop
Boo Gi Nights | Clash of the Titans | Badge of Honor | The Great Escape | Dude, Where's My Sword?
Breaking Board | Reality Fights | Kickin' It in China | The Wrath of Swan | Rowdy Rudy
Season Two
Rock'em Sock'em Rudy | My Left Foot | We are Family | Eddie Cries Uncle | Skate Rat | Capture the Flag
It Take Two To Tangle | Buddyguards | Dojo Day Care | Indiana Eddie | Kim of Kong | Kickin' It Old School
The Chosen One | Hit the Road Jack | A Slip Down Memory Lane | Wedding Crashers
Wazombie Warriors | Sole Brothers | All the President's Friends | New Jack City | Karate Games
Kickin' It On Our Own | Oh, Christmas Nuts!
Season Three
Spyfall | Dueling Dojos | Glove Hurts | The Sub Sinker | Meet the McKrupnicks | Witless Protection
Jack Stands Alone | Two Dates and a Funeral | Win, Lose or Ty | Sensei and Sensibility | Gabby's Gold
The New Girl | Fawlty Temple | Seaford, We Have a Problem | Temple of Doom | Mama Mima
Home Alone at School | School of Jack | Queen of Karts | How Bobby Got His Groove Back
Return of Spyfall | Wasabi Forever
Season Four
The Boys are Back in Town | Gold Diggers | From Zeros to Heroes | The Stang | Nerd With a Cape
RV There Yet? | Invasion of the Ghost Pirates | The Amazing Krupnick | The Battle of Seaford Hill
Fight at the Museum | Tightroping the Shark | Full Metal Jack | Martinez & Malone: Mall Cops!
Seaford Hustle | Kickin’ It In The Office | Bringing Down The House | You Don't Know Jack
The Grandmaster
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