Maximize your child's potential in a caring structured Christian atmosphere! Your child will improve their Confidence, Coordination, Physical Fitness, Mental Awareness, and Control of Emotions. They will learn Discipline, Respect, Manners, Focus, Concentration, Self-defense, Anti-bullying, and the Art of Karatedo! But most of all, they will develop leadership skills, make lifelong friends and have FUN!
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Children are picked up daily at their school in an easily identified (federally approved) SideKick Karate Bus and transported to our facility. Snacks will be served upon arrival at SideKick Karate Dojo. There will be a dedicated time for the completion of their homework with assistance. Each child will participate in a daily confidence-building martial art class with emphasis on Respect, Discipline, and Focus. If homework and karate are completed, there will be downtime with games, reading, or electronic devices (depending on the parent's preference). Parents pick up their children upon completion of their workday (no later than 6:15 p.m. unless other arrangements are made).
Please call anytime to schedule a free class and get started. We will be glad to answer any questions you might have.
520 South Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144, United States
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.
Founders/Head Instructors of SideKick Karate
World Kickboxing Champions/Ranked 3rd in the USA & 10th in the world
Featured in Karate Illustrated Magazine as Gold Dust Twins
9th Degree Black Belt & Headmaster of American Open Karate System
Chief Instructors of American Karate Academies National Association (AKANA)
Inducted as Living Legends of Sport Karate by The National Sport Karate Museum
Inducted into the (first) Legends of Carolina Martial Arts (class of 2017)
Received The Joe Lewis Eternal Warrior Award (only 50 in 50 year history of sport karate)
Title of Kyoshi (Headmaster) signed by grandmasters/champions such as Chuck Norris
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
Check out our SideKick Karate After-School Commercial! This was in our old location on West Innes Street.
A big shout out to the Sam Morrison Band for allowing us to use their music in this video. This video highlights the 1977 kickboxing fights of the Gold Dust Twins when kickboxing was on the rise through the promotions of Jerry Piddington's NKA and Joe Corley's PKA. The fights include: Randy Smith vs. Mark Garber, Ricky Smith vs. Larry Korb, Randy Smith vs. Don Setzer, Ricky Smith vs. Tony Lopez, and Ricky Smith vs. Hank Farrah.
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).