Ever heard of Yo Kwon Do? If not, don't fret, because neither have I. More to the point, it's the very style of martial arts in the new family action adventure, Blazing Kids, which airs next month on Discovery Family Channel.
SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Comic-Con season might be over – but rest assured, Discovery Family and Hasbro Studios have just the thing to hold you over until next year! BLAZING TEAM, the #1 boys brand from China, will now bring American audiences into the mystical world of "Yo Kwon Do" in an all-new 26-part series. Targeting Kids 5-10, BLAZING TEAM kicks off with a two-part premiere on Friday, November 13 at 6:30 AM and 7 AM (5:30 AM and 6 AM central), with subsequent episodes airing Fridays at 7 AM (6 AM central), only on Discovery Family Channel.
"With action-packed episodes and exciting new characters, BLAZING TEAM is a fresh addition to our weekday morning schedule," said Tom Cosgrove, general manager for Discovery Family Channel. "Discovery Family is looking forward to bringing this wildly popular franchise—and of course, introducing Yo Kwon Do—to viewers across the United States next month."
"We are thrilled to introduce kids in the U.S. to the mystical world of Yo Kwon Do with the new BLAZING TEAM series," said Stephen Davis, executive vice president and chief content officer for Hasbro. "BLAZING TEAM offers an exciting story that features ordinary teens learning extraordinary skills and includes themes like friendship and recognizing the power within which will resonate with kids."
BLAZING TEAM begins as a mysterious darkness rises over Union City, where teens Parker, Scott, Maddie, Wilson and Johnny reside. These ordinary teens are about to recognize the extraordinary capabilities they have within, when Yo Kwon Do master Lao Shi—with his pet duck Taco—takes them under his wing to collectively combat the growing darkness. Imparting his infinite wisdom, Lao Shi teaches his new apprentices the awesome power of Yo Kwon Do, a practice that blends the skill of the yo-yo with the power of martial arts.
In each half-hour episode, the teens work together to become the ultimate BLAZING TEAM, following the guiding principle that balance in all things is key to achieving full potential. Thanks to their ongoing training with Lao Shi, these teens-turned-heroes work to stop individuals that have been transformed and infected with shards of darkness. Will they be able to fight off this darkness that threatens to overwhelm their city—and themselves?
BLAZING TEAM is produced for Discovery Family Channel by China's Guangdong Alpha Animation & Culture Co. in association with Hasbro Studios. For Discovery Family Channel, Tom Cosgrove is general manager. For Hasbro Studios, Stephen Davis is EVP and Chief Content Officer.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will also bring the fantasy of Yo Kwon Do to life with a line of BLAZING TEAM yo-yo products featuring different difficulty levels, planned to launch in March 2016.
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