It’s not often that a martial arts academy has a Grandmaster teaching classes, especially in San Diego!
San Diego Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy was founded by Grandmaster Maurice Orange. GMO opened his first Taekwondo school in 1980. He 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 he’s coaching both students and their parents about life.
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. Also, all Sidekicks instructors are CPR certified and experienced in teaching children. Learn more about Sidekicks Instructors here.
Here in this video, see one of Sidekicks Martial Arts newest instructors in action. Him and his younger brother and sister have all been practicing Taekwondo with Grandmaster Orange for ten years. He’s currently eligible for third degree black belt.
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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.
Parents love Sidekicks for their kids. One parent explains that her 7 year old son has gained so much confidence since he's been taking Taekwondo classes at Sidekicks. We love to hear stories like this from Sidekicks families
GMO was not even Grandmaster Orange yet. He was only a seventh degree black belt, thus Master Orange. Still he was honored as local hero. In typical form to how he’d act today, Grandmaster Orange thought, “do I g
Like this martial arts student, who is now a black belt, you can fire away and achieve success.