SideKick Karate of Salisbury is proud to announce our new Learning Center for ages 5 and up. Our program will include options for after-school pick-up (A & B days) from 16 schools, along with full days of facilitated learning (including assistance with virtual instruction) and daily martial arts training. SideKick Karate will provide a safe, structured, and disciplined educational environment where kids can improve their social and learning skills with experienced teachers and staff members. To view our schedule and weekly dues, click the photo on the right.
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).