A Tradition of Excellence...

SIDEKICKS has been bringing Tampa Bay the very best in martial arts instruction. Our instructors are personally selected for not only their skill and achievement in martial arts, but also for their ability to effectively relate that knowledge and understanding to students of all ages and backgrounds. Therefore, our instructors continuously undergo advanced training in self-defense skills, and each and every one keeps abreast of the latest teaching methods and human development. Each instructor is certified through our specialized Instructor Training Program. SIDEKICKS has one of the most stringent and comprehensive training programs in the world. With over two years of specialized training, SIDEKICKS ensures that each instructor is qualified to teach martial arts and has the skills needed to help children thrive!

With you in mind...

At SIDEKICKS we are not only interested in self-defense but in the development of each person as a whole. As a famous teacher once said, “these are the tools of everyday life, what you learn in here, you can apply elsewhere...” Nowhere is this more important than in our children’s classes where we realize that we must embody the very same principles that parents are trying to instill in their children.

A modern approach to self-defense...

Although our techniques are based on centuries old knowledge, it is our application of that knowledge that sets Sidekicks apart.

Our training covers a variety of ranges. We have superior kicking techniques which allow an advantage against a larger opponent. We have several different types of hand techniques for medium range defense. Should your defensive needs require ground fighting, we have the answer there too. Our close range defensive techniques encompass the use of joint manipulation and locks. Combine all that with takedowns and throws and you will find that our program will be the answer to your self-defense needs

We realize that each student possesses different natural abilities; size and strength will vary from person to person, etc. That is why once you have acquired a strong foundation and ability in the basics, our program is individualized to match your physical capabilities in order to maximize your self-defense skills. Should the need ever arise you will possess a firm understanding of exactly what it takes to both mentally and physically defend yourself or your loved ones.

Manny Cabrera III


President and Chief Instructor at Sidekicks Family Martial Arts Centers, with location in FishHawk and Wesley Chapel, FL here with his son at a Sidekicks belt promotion event.


Choose Your Location!

16132 Churchview Dr. STE 210

Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 661-2224

Wesley Chapel
30024 County Line Rd.

Wesley Chape, FL 33543
(813) 435-9595