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 and even third 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, 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.
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.
Sometimes when parents watch a martial arts class at Sidekicks and see their child sparring for the first time, they may wonder what is going on? Be assured, that its safe. The kids wear padded headgear, gloves, boots, and as
Lots of kids that train and practice marital arts with Grandmaster Orange are second generation students. This means that their parents were also students of GMO, and now the parents bring their kids to Sidekicks. In several
The belt rank order is as such. One of the determining factors between a red belt and a yellow belt is the following. How do I know if my kid is ready to be promoted from Yellow Belt? Pre test take everyone through what they
Here is the Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy calendar of special events. 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!