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SAME LOCATION. SAME MISSION. SINCE 1991.

San Diego Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy, Inc.

FOUNDER GRANDMASTER ORANGE

Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy home to Grandmaster Orange and dozens of black belt students he has trained over 40 years in business. Karate classes build self confidence, the most powerful gift you can give your child.  Schedule a meeting with Grandmaster Orange to determine if Sidekicks is a good fit for you both.

CLASSES UPDATE:

Sidekicks will follow the same protocol as San Diego Unified School District and will not hold IN-PERSON classes through April 30th. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO WORK ON AT HOME ASSIGNMENTS DURING THIS TIME. Grandmaster Orange will still be at Sidekicks each weekday during 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

 

Students: There’s a principle called “Even When No-one is Looking.” It’s time for you to put your Sidekicks tenets leaned, to the test, at home. Your parents and grandparents need you now to step up and be the best you can be. Especially when no-one is looking! 

🥁🖍📙 Things Not Cancelled

 

A great reminder, of things we can still do, even while there is no school, and, alas 😣 no in person Taekwondo classes, for the moment. This excellent reminder, came from an interesting website…  Read more

 

Sidekicks taekwondo at home assignments start here! https://sandiegosidekicks.org/things-not-cancelled

 

Go to the News section of Sidekicks website. Each day you’ll find new assignments posted for students to work on at home. https://sandiegosidekicks.org/sidekicks-news

Grandmaster Orange

It’s not often that a martial arts academy has a Grandmaster teaching classes, especially in San Diego! Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy was founded by Grandmaster Maurice Orange. GMO opened his first Taekwondo school in 1980. He founded Sidekicks Martial Arts in 1989.

Still running the academy, and often teaching classes, legendary Grandmaster Orange “GMO”instills his students with a keen sense of self confidence and respect for elders. Students at Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy are trained in the principles of Martial Arts Excellence. Find out more about it here.

Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy offers new students free classes for one week. Come try Taekwondo with Grandmaster Orange! Apply here.

40 Years Sidekicks 2020

About San Diego Sidekicks

Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy home to Grandmaster Orange and dozens of black belt students he has trained over 40 years in business. Sidekicks provides holistic martial arts training that brings out the best in you and your child. Sidekicks Martial Arts emphasizes academic excellence, family responsibility and personal protection for children.

Sidekicks Taekwondo training instills character, discipline and self respect in kids of all ages. Armed with positive attributes, Sidekicks Martial Arts students develop inner strength necessary to avoid temptations facing youth of today.

Is Your Child the Next Karate Kid?

 Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy offers new students free classes for one week.

Come try Taekwondo with Grandmaster Orange!

Karate classes build self confidence, the most powerful gift you can give your child. Schedule a meeting with Grandmaster Orange to determine if Sidekicks is a good fit for you both.

Sidekicks is conveniently located in the Alta View Shopping Center, where it has been in Suite Q for more than 30 years, longer than Ralph’s has been there. You’ll easily find plenty of free parking.

Sidekicks Achievements

2000
Classes Taught
2000
Kids Trained
2000
Belts Awarded
2000
Hours Practiced

What if your child was always opening the door for you?

That’s Courtesy!

What if your child behaved well and spoke kindly of others at home and school?

That’s Integrity!

What if your child developed the trait of never giving up ?

That’s Perseverance!

What if your child got in the habit of always telling the truth?

That is Self Control!

What if your child was able to get up and keep on going even in the face of difficulties ?

Indomitable Spirit!

Could you imagine how fantastic you’d both feel ?

That’s Victory!

Here’s what parents are saying about Sidekicks:

Sidekicks is conveniently located in the Alta View Shopping Center, where it has been in Suite Q for more than 30 years, longer than Ralph’s has been there. You’ll easily find plenty of free parking.

I was a student of Grandmaster Orange back when I was a young adult. Now I am back at Sidekicks as an instructor. I absolutely love working with kids and seeing them progress. GMO is a strict yet wonderful mentor.

Sidekicks instructors and junior instructors are great working with kids. They really expect a lot from the students at Sidekicks. It is not a place to go, if you’re not serious about committing to coming to class.

We brought our sons to Sidekicks when they were young. Now our grandkids are learning martial arts at Sidekicks. We never get tired of coming to classes and testing. We love watching Grandmaster Orange and his team of instructors work with our grandkids. Even one of our sons is teaching again.

I was a student of Grandmaster Orange and then I was a Sidekicks instructor. Now all five of my kids are learning Taekwondo at Sidekicks. Sometimes I still put on my uniform and go in to help teach classes. Three of my kids are already black belts too.

 Sidekicks Upcoming Events

Here is Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy calendar of Sidekicks special events. It includes Sidekicks Testing Days. Additionally, GMO will announce events in class, that may not be posted here. Above all Sidekicks students, keep well informed by coming to all of your classes!

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