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SideKick Karate

With World Champion 9th Degree Black Belts, Ricky & Randy Smith,

teaching martial arts in the area for over 43 years!


SideKick Karate Dojo of Salisbury


Salisbury Dojo

520 S. Main Street

Salisbury, NC  28144

Owner - Ricky Smith




Summer Camp

SideKick Karate Dojo at the Beach


Myrtle Beach Dojo

417  79th Ave. N, Suite E  (upstairs)

Myrtle Beach, SC  29572

Owner - Randy Smith



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SideKick Karate Dojo of Concord


Concord Dojo

Pitts School Business Park

521-B Pitts School Rd. NW

Concord, NC  28027

Owner - Jeff Dixon



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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 Smith performing flying side kick on Randy Smith

Ricky & Randy Smith

Founders/Head Instructors of SideKick Karate
World Kickboxing Champions/Ranked 3rd in the USA & 10th in the world
9th Degree Headmaster of American Open Karate System

9th Degree Black Belt in American Open Style Karate

8th Degree Black Belt in American Shorei/Shorin Karatedo

8th Degree Black Belt in American Jee Do Kwan
5th Degree Black Belt in Joe Lewis American Karate Systems
5th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Shuri-ryu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Shurite Bujutsu

1st Degree Black Belt in Shintoyoshin-ryu Jiu-Jitsu
Chief Instructors of American 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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Featured Products

SideKick Karate Commercial

Check out our SideKick Karate After-School Commercial!

SideKick Karate "Kaizen" Program

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

Bloodsport 2 Kumite Fight

Check out Ricky Smith, head instructor/owner of SideKick Karate of Salisbury, portraying a traditional fighter in the movie Bloodsport 2: The Next Kumite (1996).


Owners of Sidekick Karate receive major award