San Diego Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy, Inc.

San Diego Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy Grandmaster Orange
San Diego Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy Grandmaster Orange

San Diego Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy




San Diego Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy was founded by Grandmaster Maurice Orange, who opened his first Taekwondo school in 1980 and founded San Diego Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy 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, hence coaching both students and their parents about life.


Home to many second generation students, Sidekicks community is a place to build character, learn self discipline, and practice self control.  Therefore each class with GMO creates opportunity for family bonding and personal self development.


San Diego Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy offers new students free classes for one week. Come try Taekwondo with Grandmaster Orange! APPLY HERE


San Diego Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy, Inc. provides holistic martial arts training programs geared to bring out the best in you and your child. Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy emphasizes academic excellence, family responsibility and personal protection for children.  Learn more about Sidekicks Taekwondo Style here.

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Academy News


Finally, check back often for weekly new content from Sidekicks martial arts classes and testings.  You’ll find current martial arts news and Throwback Thursday Sidekicks news archived over the past 33 years.  In addition, Sidekicks News includes Grandmaster Orange speaking to Sidekicks students and their parents. Furthermore, we will continue adding news clips about Sidekicks martial arts training.

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  • If you’ve been around San Diego County for a while, you’d be familiar with the DARE Program.  DARE was San Diego County Sheriff Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. DARE volunteer representa

  • Where it all began!!  Grandmaster Orange started National City Taekwondo Center, way before most of his current students existed, way back in nineteen hundred and eighty three.  That’s right, folks, 1983.    

  • Broadcaster C.S Keys came to Sidekicks to spar with Master Orange, back in the day!  Mr. Keys was a beloved local San Diego television sports personality.  At times, C.S. Keys would go out into the community with challenges i

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Sidekicks Upcoming Events


Here is the Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy calendar of Sidekicks special events and 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!