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 go after that purse snatcher, or be...

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. Here's some pictures of his Taekwondo jackets to prove it.   ;-) [caption id="attachment_17891" align="aligncenter" width="300"] National...

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 in various sports techniques.  One such challenge,...

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 a safety measure, reinforced chest gear,...

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 families, the grandparents are now bringing the kids...