Build Solid Rock Children

Our LEADERSHIP program for Children, Helps them to be stronger and more Confident whle teaching them Self-Defense and Discipline. Click the link to learn more!

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Absolutely the best extra curricular activity! Year round! Summer camp cheaper than daycare with loads of fun and activities. And my kids love it! Side kicks also helps to reinforce self confidence, respect, and independence! 

Lauren W. | Mom

My son has been begging to do karate. We have put it off for so long. Finally decided to give it a go! He loves it so much. In just 30 mins he has a blast! They teach values and respect. 

Shari H. | Mom

Their bullyproof system has been amazing for my little guy. I am so thankful to sidekicks and I am excited to continue to see my son grow and learn from them. Thank you sidekicks!!

Janell L. Mom

Why Parents Choose Side Kicks Karate!

At Side Kicks Karate we offer the BEST martial arts LEADERSHIP program for children. We have two GREAT Locations Rome NY and Whitesboro NY. Our childrens martial arts classes are designed to help your child to become a leader.

For over 20 years we have put together a unique program that has fused 3 different elements together Martial Arts, Personal Development and Public Speaking that will help your child grow stronger Physically, Mentially, Emotionally and Socially.

  • Emotionally Strong - Prepairing kids to be able to handle obsticles and challenges, Having the confidence to believe in themselves   
  • Socially ConfidentDeveloping a strong child that has the ability to stand tall look at someone in the eyes and communicate confidence.
  • Physically Healthy- Building strong kids with self defense skills so tey can feel good and achieve their golas in a fun, exciting, and welcoming environment
  • Mentally Tough - Kids that have the ability to  have critical thinking and to be able to make good choices while being a leader for others to follow.

Our programs

What makes us special is, we offer a wide variety of programs, designed to  help your child to become a stronger more confdent leader.

Children's Martial Arts

Our martial arts program for very little kids offers a fun and interactive introduction to the world of martial arts! Your child will develop a love for physical activity and a strong foundation for future success.

Kids Martial Arts

Our kids martial arts program is a safe and supportive environment for children to learn self-defense skills while developing important life skills such as discipline, respect, and self-confidence. 

Teen Martial Arts

Our teen martial arts program offers a challenging and rewarding experience for young adults. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced martial artist, our program has something to offer.

How to get started

Like what you see so far? Here is how you can get more information about our program, pricing, schedules, and get started.

Download our free starter kit

Download and get access to our starter kit which includes details on our program, which program is right for your kids, pricing, schedules, the tour of our campus, and special promotions


Join us on an assessment class

Come join us in an assessment class. Our instructor will work with you or your kids to figure out which program will help you reach your goal.


Decided sign up for one of our programs

If you love what we have, and think we can help you or your child achieve and grow, let us know, and we will enroll you into the program that fits best for you.


Meet our instructors

Our team is great with kids and is ready to help you and your family to reach our goals! 

Sensei Brian Seetge

Mr. Brian Seetge, a 4th-degree black belt in martial arts  with over 20 years of teaching experience. 

Kaiden Seetge

Mr. Kaiden is a highly skilled and experienced martial arts instructor, He is currently ranked #1 in the 518 Tournament Circuit. 

Parker Bunal

Mr Parker has over 4 years experience in martial arts and is a Brown Belt.  

Kassady Paternoster

Miss. Kassady  is black belt instructor with over 8 yrs experience.

Nicole Seetge

Mrs. Nicole is our office and summer camp director.

Zachary Earl

Mr. Zach is a Purple Belt and have 3 years experience.

Parents Feedback

Donna Pippen recommends Sidekickswellness

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I didn’t know what to do to help my daughter deal with bullying in school. I had heard karate helped build self esteem as well as self defense. Side Kicks has done this and so very much more! My daughter did not want to try karate for fear of failing at it. I made her try it, and by the third class She loves it!! The staff at Side Kicks are amazing!! They teach so much more than karate. Three years of therapy and we saw no changes in my daughter, three classes at Side Kicks and She has more confidence, more respectful, is making new friends and is a all around happier kid! I can’t thank the staff at Side Kicks enough for all they do for our kids and our community! ❤️

Amelia Marie recommends Sidekickswellness

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Both of our kids have been going to Sidekicks for several weeks and we have noticed a difference in both of them. They are more confident, they are excited about going to karate and get along better! We have really good family conversations about what they learn and talk about in class and apply it in our house.

Keisha Schoolcraft recommends Sidekickswellness

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Side kicks has changed my sons life. He has gotten so confident in the things that use to scare him. He has also made new friends as well. Such a fun and loving atmosphere there. Come check it out and try it out it's not only for kids but for adults as well. They have Zumba and kick boxing .And have self defense classes sometimes and other stuff for adults . You won't regret it :) Happy parent

Martin Parker recommends Sidekickswellness

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Most studios focus only karate skills and self defense. Side Kicks has been a better learning experience for our family. While we are all learning Karate and self defense, it is with a focus on leadership, self discipline, and confidence building. Brian and Nicole have been wonderful, being very friendly and helpful. It is definitely a membership worth having!

Cory Corteux recommends Sidekickswellness

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My son has been going here for over a year. I was skeptical at first as he attended the first few classes that were FREE as I watched. The kids were doing drills, sparring & they were very loud. This wasn't your typical cookie cutter karate kid class. Miss Nicole explained about the way this facility works. We signed him up because he was interested. After a few weeks I noticed how the martial arts side met with the life skills. The family here takes martial arts skills and blends them with life skills such as discipline, focus, respect, belief & having a great attitude. The positive growth that I have seen in my son and in each student in the class is amazing! My son has confidence in himself, he has respect for himself and others. He is a first time listener, he is more focused, he is determined when he starts something to finish it instead of giving up. He has a "yes I can" attitude and I can thank the Side Kicks Family for contributing to that. They care for your child, just as you would. They encourage their ninjas to be the best they can be in every situation. My son knows self defense and he knows the proper time is to use it. I am grateful that we took the chance on coming here as there are other martial arts places around our area. Side Kicks is a place that nurtures your child and helps them excell in all areas of life.

Nick Bogart recommends Sidekickswellness

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Great confidence building. My son has gone from the shy kid in class to trying to lead the classes whenever he can. He always has fun while learning to be his best self

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