SideKick After-School Program


Maximize Your Child's Potential!

Your child will improve:


Study Habits

School Grades

Physical Fitness

Mental Awareness

Control of Emotions

Your child will learn:






Art of Karatedo (a way of life)

Our program is not a daycare or babysitting service!  We are a martial arts school!

Our after school program is first and foremost about quality martial arts instruction, health and physical fitness.  Children participating in this program will practice martial arts daily.

This program has been designed to assist parents with the tough job of giving your child the tools and skills needed to overcome their daily obstacles...whether it is getting bullied at school (verbally or physically), a lack of focus on schoolwork, discipline issues, or a need for more confidence.

SideKick Karate's After School Program will help your child become a confident leader!

When you pick your child up from our facility, their snack, homework, and karate classes are already DONE! We even laundry their uniform so that you can focus on quality family time.

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 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 parent's preference).  Parents pick up their children upon completion of their own work day.  (no later than 6:15 p.m. unless other arrangements are made)

Within weeks the improvements in your child will become obvious.  They will have the confidence to say NO to peer pressure.  They will become more focused on school work and begin to feel better about themselves.

Our professional staff of black belts and event directors (certified in CPR/first aid) will provide leadership and assist with your child's development.  All staff members must pass a background check and are subject to random drug testing.  

Head instructor Ricky Smith is an 8th degree black belt with over 42 years of teaching experience.

After School Activities and Services:

We pick up your child from their school

Clearly marked SideKick Karate Buses

Daily confidence-building martial art classes

Snack time

Homework completion time with assistance

Full-day teacher work day camps

Registration Fee:

$75  (Includes karate uniform and patch)

Weekly Dues:

$79 for the first child/ $69 for each additional child

Salisbury/Rowan County Schools that we are currently servicing:

These are the schools on our route so far.  If your child's school is not on our list, please call us as soon as possible, before our routes are complete.

Rockwell Elementary School

Granite Quarry Elementary School

Faith Elementary School

Morgan Elementary School

Grace Academy

Erwin Middle School

Knox Middle School

Koontz Elementary School

Knollwood Elementary School

Salisbury Academy

Sacred Heart Catholic School

Isenburg Elementary School

Overton Elementary School

Hurley Elementary School

West Rowan (Cleveland) Elementary School

China Grove Elementary School

2019-2020 after-school flyer

Click below to download.

2020 After School Program (jpg)


After School Information Form (pdf)


SideKick After School Commercial

Check out this commercial our karate kids were in for our SideKick After School Program.  They did such a great job on their discipline and focus.  We are proud of them.

Salisbury Post Articles

SideKick Karate to launch after-school program, by David Freeze, published on August 11, 2017

SideKick Karate moves to bigger location to accommodate students, after-school program, by Jessica Coats, published on February 11, 2018