At Side Kicks Karate we offer the BEST program for children. We have two GREAT Locations Rome NY and Whitesboro NY. Our  classes will not only teach important self-defense skills BUT also communication. Children need important skills to be strong. At Side Kids our program gives them that out let to excel in an environment where the work on fun drills and activities that will empower them and help them be their best!. No more lazy kids our classes will get them fit in ways you never imagined, get tough and feel great about yourself. Our programs are designed to be fun, exciting, fast- paced and benefit driven. Your self-esteem and self-confidence will begin to soar in no time.

Our Empowering self-defense system is built into all our programs! You will learn how to effectively defend yourself against most common street attacks. Our methods are powerful, yet practical.

Here are some of the LIFE SKILLS we focus on in our classes.

  • Unstoppable Self-Esteem

  • Powerful Self-Control

  • Building Self Respect

  • Self-Defense Skills

  • Improved Focus

  • Improved Self-Discipline

  • Respect For Others

  • Fit and Active

  • The "Yes I Can" Winning Attitude

We are certified and experienced instructors and martial arts educators. We have all been professionally trained to be able to bring your child the most that Martial Arts has to offer! We are passionate about what we do. We want you to have the time of your life –all while helping you improve yourself and prepare for a successful and happy adult life.

We have a Safe and clean facility that families can rely on for the best experience! Are staff have full CPR and first aid training as well as we follow guidelines for social interaction to give you the best program!

Don't Take Our Word! Here's What the Parents of our Students Say to Us all the time:

Positive: Communication ,  Professionalism ,  Quality ,  Value Side kicks has always had my child’s best interest in mind. Kind and caring staff and willingness to guide children to do their best!! Love feeling like a family!! Thank you all!!

thumb Katie Tarkowski
October 7, 2021

My son has been a part of this studio for many, many years and is about to achieve his black belt. Brian and Nicole not only teach karate and self defense but foster respect, confidence, responsibility, discipline and focus. In the time that we have been a part of this studio, I have watched my son grow and change and they have been more than just instructors, they are a vital part of his life and who he is. They are the most caring people and genuinely love what they do. Try a class, you will not be disappointed!

thumb Erin Ashley
October 7, 2021

Positive: Communication ,  Professionalism We’ve only had a few lessons but the change in focus and attention is better. She loves the class and they teach so much more then kicks and punches.

thumb Shereen Armstrong
October 7, 2021