Not every martial arts school has second generation students taking classes, especially as many as Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy.
Home to many second generation students, Sidekicks is a community. It’s a place to build character, learn self discipline, and practice self control.
As a result, each class with GMO creates opportunity for family bonding and personal self development.
At Sidekicks Martial Arts Academic excellence is expected. The team of GMO and Sidekicks instructors make sure that your child’s first experience with martial arts is safe and productive. Each child is supported and encouraged to learn and progress at their individual pace and level.
Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy instructors go through years and years of training and development, working alongside Grandmaster Orange and other senior instructors at Sidekicks. In fact, many if not most of Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy instructors were previously students of Grandmaster Orange, or someone that GMO taught. Visit Sidekicks Instructors page.
Each child is required to share their academic progress report with Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy instructor staff. If a Sidekicks student is not meeting the requirements for academic excellence, then there is a corrective plan set in place. The parents and even grandparents, or other guardians of the student, and the student’s teachers, and yes GMO all communicate. Hence, making sure they are together on the same page, for ensuring that the student gets on track to succeed academically.
If a kid is not doing well at school academically, or socially, Grandmaster Orange and the Sidekicks instructors knows about it, and corrective action is taken. Corrective actions for misbehaving Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy students can mean enduring a learning moment in front of their class mates and parents. Or it can mean sitting in GMO’s office and doing homework after school, five days a week. One way or another, the lesson is learned.
Former Sidekicks students proclaim and assure current students that GMO was a whole lot sterner, stricter, and tougher on students, earlier on in his career than he is now. However GMO can certainly lay it on the line and make kids suffer pains of their misbehavior. Grandmaster Orange knows a thing or two about kids and their behavior. That’s for sure. He’s been around, and he’s seen a thing or two. So he knows a thing or two.
Find out more about GMO’s background here on the Sidekicks Founder page.
Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy emphasizes academic excellence. Sidekicks Taekwondo training strengthens the physical body and increases mental alertness.
Sidekicks Taekwondo training instills character, discipline and self respect in kids of all ages. The lessons are so enduring, and timeless, that parents also benefit from hearing and watching Sidekicks Taekwondo classes taking place. In fact, many times, there is standing room only, as the real time teaching moments are absorbed, and lessons are experienced that cross through generations.
The classroom lessons transfer into discussions in the car on the way home. Grandmaster Orange teaches in a way that crosses through all generations, and hits home to parents, grandparents, and the kids in class, with their siblings alike.
Armed with such positive attributes, students at Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy develop the inner strength necessary to avoid many temptations facing youth of today.
Academic excellence is a requirement at Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy. An academic check is conducted each semester for the students at Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy in San Diego, California. Sidekicks students are required to receive permission by their classroom teachers, in order to test for Sidekicks belt rank promotions.
Grandmaster Orange requires all Sidekicks Instructors to be at a Black Belt level. They are continually training and improving their teaching skills and their own martial arts techniques. GMO puts the instructors at Sidekicks Martial Arts Academy through strict professional development. GMO is a stickler for things like punctuality, respect, integrity, discipline, honoring and acknowledging parents and grandparents. Grandmaster Orange likes keeping things moving along, and seeing results. GMO is not one to let a faltering instructor continue. He is strict on his instructors and demands a lot of them. Consequently, the Sidekicks instructors then demand a lot from their students.
Want to know who the Sidekicks Instructors are? Visit our Instructors page.
Martial Arts Excellence is reflected in the Sidekicks Student Oath.