About us

Kickside Martial Arts has been teaching fun, exciting, and simple to learn martial arts to children, teens, and adults since 1997. Our award-winning classes and top-notch instructors are what make us the martial arts school with the most client referrals in the area.

Kickside Martial Arts creates a well-rounded and situation-prepared martial artist.


We teach muscle-building and fat-burning traditional forms (self defense patterns with a combination of punches, blocks, and kicks).


Students learn the most up-to-date fighting style. Whereas some martial arts schools teach sport fighting, which is based on rules and opponent restrictions, Kickside Martial Arts teaches a head-to-toe, street applicable fighting style.

Self Defense

Instead of exclusively teaching rehearsed routines, our program teaches concept builders to allow students to improvise for any attack and escape with ease.


A number of traditional martial arts weapons are taught to advanced students. At the black belt level, techniques are combined into a form that acts as a demonstration of a weapon fight.

Other Styles

Kickside Martial Arts also offers full contact fighting (featuring boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, and grappling techniques) to members, ages 15 and up. Private lessons are offered in Haidong Gumdo, a Korean sword art.


11/23 – 11/28
In an abundance of caution, we will be ONLY run virtual classes Thanksgiving Week: Monday 11/23, Tuesday 11/24, Wednesday 11/25 and Saturday 11/28. Review webinars will also be streaming on Monday/Wednesday. Click here to view this week's schedule.

There will be no classes on Thanksgiving or Black Friday.

12/5 in Hillsborough
Apologies for the delay in posting times and full details. We want to make sure to run this testing in the best way possible for all involved.

Effective Monday 9/14 (full uniforms now required)
Click here to preview the IN-PERSON fall schedule for Montgomery.
In-Person classes in Montgomery will take place outdoors unless temperatures are 90 degrees or higher or there is inclement weather.
Click here to preview the IN-PERSON fall schedule for Hillsborough.
In-Person classes in Hillsborough will take place outdoors M/T/F unless temperatures are 90 degrees or higher or there is inclement weather; W/Th classes will take place indoors, as a standard practice.
Click here to preview the VIRTUAL fall schedule.
Click here for M/W webinar registration link.