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Welcome to
SideKick Karate

With World Champion 8th Degree Black Belts, Ricky & Randy Smith,

teaching martial arts in the area for over 42 years

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SideKick Karate Commercial

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SideKick Karate At Risk Program

Thank you Fred Simms for producing this documentary on our SideKick Karate At Risk Program, featuring Henderson Independent High School, sponsored by the Salisbury/Rowan School System.

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SideKick Karate Dojo of Salisbury, NC

520 South Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144, United States


Class Schedule

We make classes exciting and fun while maintaining structure and discipline. Our classes are Monday-Saturday and students are encouraged to attend at least 2-3 classes per week. We have a theme for each day of the week allowing students the opportunity to review or focus on specific material.  Click here for detailed schedule of classes with times and ages. 

Head Instructors


Ricky & Randy Smith

Founders/Head Instructors of SideKick Karate
World Kickboxing Champions/Ranked 3rd in the USA & 10th in the world
8th Degree Black Belts in American Jee Do Kwan and American Open Style
5th Degree Black Belts in Joe Lewis American Karate Systems
5th Degree Black Belts in Okinawan Shuri-ryu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Shurite Bujutsu/1st Degree Black Belt in Shintoyoshin-ryu Jiu-Jitsu
Headmasters of American Open Karate System
Chief Instructors of Americam Karate Academies National Association (AKANA)

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GM Jerry Piddington, Hanshi

10th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster
Founder of American Karate Academies National Association (AKANA)
Founder of American Open Style Karate
Headmaster of American Shorei/Shorin Karatedo
Inducted into Living Legends alongside Joe Lewis and Howard Jackson
Inducted into Masters Hall of Fame alongside Mike Stone
Recipient of Joe Lewis Eternal Warrior Award alongside Bill Wallace and Jeff Smith

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Owner of Sidekick Karate and brother receive major award