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"Old School Training" is the series premiere of the Disney Channel Original series American Dragon: Jake Long.


On a rooftop, Luong Lao Shi, better addressed as Gramps is showing to Jake the landscape of New York City and tells him that is his responsibility to protect all magical creatures living within it. Fu Dog tells Jake that if he can make it on NYC he can make it anywhere but Gramps warns that Jake has to master his dragon powers first. Jake attempts to show off his skills and shapeshifts into a dragon and havors above them. As Jake grabs about himself he unwillingly returns to his human form and nearly falls to his death.

Later, in the Central Park, Lao Shi continues on with his lesson. Gramps warns Jake that he must obey to him without hesitation and Jake promises to do that. At that moment, Fu tracks the smell of the Huntsman and Jake realizes that he's after the unicorns. The group soon finds the Huntsman hidding in the bushes, preparing to slay the mythical horses and Gramps says that Jake must do this fight alone.

Jake shapeshifts his head and prepares to breathe fire at the Huntsman. But the fire comes from the wrong end. As Jake apologizes, he realizes his pants are on fire and rushes to the river to take the fire down, revealing himself to the Huntsman. Jake transforms the rest of his body into dragon form and prepares to take battle. But then a new fighter appears -- Huntsgirl -- and the two battle, but due to his inexperience Jake is easily defeated. Gramps creates a wall of fire, saving Jake and forcing the Huntsclan to retreat. Gramps says that he needs more training and tells to go to the rooftop after class in the next day.

Next day, at Millard Fillmore Middle School, Jake is at his mythology class that is given by Hans Rotwood -- a human scientist who believes in the existence of magical creatures. Hans gives to the class info that presumes that magical creatures exist, but Trixie Carter claims that they don'. After school, Spud and Trixie try to bring Jake to skateboarding but he has to go to work at Gramps' store. As he leaves, he clashes against the new girl -- Rose, who has a dragon-shaped birthmark.

At the store Jake finds out that the training is to do chores -- such as cleaning the toilet, washing underwear and the floor. After hours of chores, Jake returns home where he talks to his mother, Susan, that Gramps might be crazy and wishes to be normal like his father, Jonathan, who's unaware that he married into a family of reptiles. Next day, as he leaves the school, Jake meets Rose again but his thoughts are interrupted by Trixie and Spud, who invite him to skateboarding. Jake says that he has to help his grandfather, but then a fairy arrives, giving him a letter from Lao Shi that reminds him of his chores so he decides to skip training.

Hours later, Gramps and Fu Dog are at the rooftop still waiting for Jake. Then they're attacked by Huntsgirl and Huntsman who captures Gramps but Fu Dog manages to escape into the sewers. Fu Dog goes to Jake's house where he tells him about the attack. Jake then shapeshifts to his dragon form  successfully, and flies with Fu Dog to the rooftop. There he fights against the Huntsgirl and as he does so, he finds out that his chores were actually training. In the middle of the fight, Jake wraps his tail around Huntsgirl's arm, removing her glove and revealing her dragon-shaped birthmark (revealing to the viewers that she is Rose, though Jake doesn't notice the birthmark).

Then the Huntsman prepares to hit Jake with a plasma ball from his staff, but Jake uses his fiery breath to send him flying into another building, forcing Huntsgirl to retreat. Without the enemy around to find out about his true identity, he reverts to his human form and is congratulated by Gramps.


  • This episode introduces the main characters, Jake Long, Luong Lao Shi, Fu Dog, Spud and Trixie as well the villains, Huntsman, Hans Rotwood, Rose/Huntsgirl.
  • Courtney, Rose's friend, makes her debut.
  • Rose and Jake will remain unaware of each other's identity as the American Dragon and Huntsgirl until the season finale, The Hunted, when Jake reveals his identity to her.

v - e - d

Television: American Dragon: Jake Long
Books: The Dragon Hunter | The Gnome Eater
Games: All Star Skate Park | Rose's Print Shop | Dangerous Descent | Jake's Dragon Tile Combo | Jake's Inferno Pinball | The Huntsclan Traps | High Risk Rescue | American Dragon: Rise of the Huntsclan | American Dragon: Jake Long, Attack of the Dark Dragon


Main Characters: Jake Long | Rose | Trixie Carter | Arthur Spudinski | Luong Lao Shi | Fu Dog | Jonathan Long | Susan Long | Haley Long
Other Characters: Brad Morton | Hans Rotwood | Stacey Wintergrin | Tracey | Lacey | Olivia Mears | Courtney | Jasmine | Marnie Lockjelly | Danika Hunnicutt | Nigel Thrall | Fred Nerk | Kyle Wilkins | Gregory | Andrew | Silver | Carol St. Carmine | Frederick Buttersleeves | Joshua | Trisha | "Jake Long Junior" | Aunt Cathy | Rose's parents | Rose's Twin | Sara and Kara | The Dragon Council | Councilor Andam | Councilor Kulde | Councilor Kukulkhan | Councilor Omina | Patchouli Long | Sun Park | Dolores Derceto | Ms. Jenkins | Ms. McGuire | Ms. Birch | Mrs. Carter | Colonel Hank Carter | Ms. Spudinski | Officer Morton | Veronica | Brocamas | Stan Lipkowski | Bertha | Reggie the Brownie | Clooney | Santa Claus | Jaren MacArthur | Shaniqua Chulavista | Thad Rochefort-Chaise | Jasma Sancere | Ron Slam | Coach Sackerson | Judge Glamis Cutler | Tommy King | The Witches of Woodstock | Jack Frost | Pix McGee | Queen Liliana | Strigoi | Mister Krunkers | Benny | Petite Messenger Fairy | Herbert the Goblin
Creatures: Dragons | Dwarves | Trolls | Pixies | Elf | Goblin | Brownie | Tooth Minions | Giant | Sprite | Gremlin | Griffin | Shade Demons | Hairball Monsters | Hobgoblin | The Krylock Demon | Iceberg Monster | Jersey Devil | Guardian Serpent | Avemetrus | Sea Serpent | Gnomes | Cyclops | Shark People | Nymphs | Harpy | The Kraken | Djinn | Kelpie | The Magical Community
Villians: The Huntsman | Johnny Wang | The Huntsclan | The Dark Dragon | Councilor Chang | Bananas B. | Eli Excelsior Pandarus | Nix | Huntsgirl | Huntsboys 88 and 89 | Huntsgirl 18 | Sigmund Brock | Fury | Euryale | Medusa | Evil Jake | Hook Hand Ghost | Vicky Fickling | Yan Yan | Shackles Jack | Kumo | Tiburón
Guest Characters: Monty Hall | Ingrid Third


Old School Training | Dragon Breath | The Talented Mr. Long | The Legend of Dragon Tooth | Act 4, Scene 15 | Adventures in Troll Sitting | Fu Dog Takes a Walk | Professor Rotwood's Thesis | The Egg | The Heist | Dragon Summit | Body Guard Duty | Shapeshifter | The Ski Trip | The Long Weekend | Eye of the Beholder | Jake Takes the Cake | Hong Kong Nights | Halloween Bash | Fu and Tell | Flight of the Unicorn | Keeping Shop | Ring Around the Dragon | The Hunted | Bring It On | Half Baked | The Academy | The Doppelganger Gang | Something Fishy This Way Comes | Breakout | Family Business | Hero of the Hourglass | Dreamscape | A Befuddled Mind | Fool's Gold | Feeding Frenzy | Haley Gone Wild | Supernatural Tuesday | The Rotwood Files | Hairy Christmas | Switcheroo | The Love Cruise | Year of the Jake | Homecoming | Young at Heart | Siren Says | Shaggy Frog | Nobody's Fu | Magic Enemy #1 | A Ghost Story | Bite Father, Bite Son | Game On | Furious Jealousy | Being Human | The Hong Kong Longs


New York | New York (state) | New Jersey | Alabama | Florida | Millard Fillmore Middle School | Isle of Draco | Hong Kong | Subway | The Empire State Building | China | Camp Mugwomp | Magus Bazaar | Canal Street Electronics | Island of Atlantis | Cosmopolitan Museum of Art | Familio Festevedro


Mark of the Huntsclan | The 13 Aztec Skulls | Huntstaff | Magical journals | Brockium


The Chosen One | The Hubba Hubba Hula

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