About Our School
Hi, my name is Manny Cabrera...
and I'm the owner of Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers. When I was a child, I began my martial arts journey and the positive impact it had on my life was remarkable.
It was always my dream to someday own my own school in FishHawk and create an enjoyable environment for students to improve their fitness while building confidence they can carry into their everyday lives.
Take advantage of one of our amazing web specials today - join us as we empower ourselves and our community with martial arts!
5 Secret Reasons Tampa Bay
Parents and Kids Can't Get Enough of Our Classes
Bet you thought our FishHawk & Wesley Chapel Martial Arts schools were just a super cool place to get fit and learn self-defense... the truth is, it's so much more!
As you get physically fit, you’ll also experience some changes you wouldn’t have even thought about. Especially our younger students. They are totally amazed by the subtle changes that happen when you train in our programs.
Below are a handful of those life-changing things people walk away with. We can’t wait to hear what kind of positive experiences you can add to this list, as well!
#1 We Create Strong Confident LEADERS!
Parents LOVE how the confidence in their kids soars as they train in martial arts at USK.
In addition to being fun, martial arts helps them to overcome challenges, learn new skills, and discover that they are more capable that they ever thought possible!
Once your child realizes that they can overcome any challenge and achieve any goal...there's nothing they won't feel confident in doing@
Ultimately, this leads to fulfillment throughout their life.
#2 We Help You Build Laser Like Focus
When your child is in class, their only competition is themselves. As they train, the learn to channel powerful focus as they CRUSH their different martial arts moves.
And the best part? This incredible ability to focus will transfer over into their everyday life--both at school and at home!
Studies have shown that just 30 minutes of physical fitness improves focus, heightens problem solving ability, and even boosts memory in both kids and adults.
#3 We Get You Fit From Head to Toe
Every class, your child is going to leave sweating, smiling, and learning. They will hardly notice how much exercise they're doing because they're so focused on practicing the moves and getting better at the technique. Soon, the class is over and not only did your child learn and have a great time, but they had a great workout too!
Being physically fit also increases energy, attention span and improves your self-esteem.
#4 You'll Feel Like You Belong Here The Moment You Walk In
Many kids that train in the martial arts say that other sports and activities just weren't their "thing." They just never felt at home in organized sports before or social clubs like scouts weren't for them.
But those same kids that tell us how they felt like "outsiders" come alive in class! Our SAFE, non-judging, bully-free studio is a place where we all want each other to be out best!
Our students and instructors are all about support and mentorship. Kids easily make new friends and because of that our community shines!
#5 You'll Have So Much Fun
Working out and having fun? Yup! Our classes are a blast! Tang Soo Do is a way of life for us and we want you to have a prosperous life too. We work hard, but we play hard too.
Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? Our classes strive to make you a high achiever in every way - including your mental well-being.
Laughing and smiling are part of every class here, as are high fives and TONS of support.
At SIDEKICKS We promise you...
1. A Safe, Clean Facility
Hygiene and safety come first. A clean facility is a positive environment for learning, growth and inspiration. That's why we thoroughly clean our facilities each and every day.
Safety is also crucial to a positive experience. Our equipment is up to date, and in outstanding condition.
2. Expert, Passionate Instructors
Martial arts isn't a hobby for us, or something we just “do on the weekends” or "after our day job." Our instructors have dedicated their lives to mastering martial arts, and becoming the best teachers they possibly can.
They're competent, friendly and professional. If you have a question, they'll answer it immediately and thoroughly. If you have a challenge, they'll encourage and motivate you to get through it as best as you can.
3. A Warm, Friendly Community.
At the end of the day, it's our students and members that make our martial arts schools so great. In each of our locations, you'll find friendly faces, warm smiles, and lots of fun and laughter.
We hope that you come by to try out our programs. And if there's anything you need help with, or any questions you'd like answered, please don't hesitate to give us a call.