Sidekicks Martial Arts
Offers In Person and Zoom Classes!
About Sidekicks Martial Arts
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Since 1994, Sidekicks Martial Arts has provided a family atmosphere and a place where students can achieve their goals. The focus is on respect, perserverance, and self-improvement. Our flexible class schedule allows adults and children to fit training into their busy lives.
Sidekicks Martial Arts was founded in 1994 by Grand Master Brian Pontillo, 8th Degree Black Belt, to teach the system of Moo Sool Do ("the way of the martial arts"). This style incorporates Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do (Korean Karate) and Hap Ki Do. Over the last 25 years, Sidekicks has evolved to teach kickboxing and Krav Maga to meet the fitness and self-defense needs of the community.
Traditional Martial Arts
Little Kickers Ages 3-4, Children Ages 5-12, Mixed Age Classes -
For individuals and families seeking to learn an art form and develop self-defense skills, improve mental focus, and build self-confidence.
For Adults and Teens -
For individuals and families seeking to learn a hands-on self-defense system
and be in fighting shape.
For Adults and Teens -
For individuals and families that want a challenging and fun workout
to reduce stress, lose weight, and tone up.
Grand Master Brian Pontillo is an 8th Degree Black Belt with 43 years of martial arts experience. He is the highest ranking Moo Sool Do student certified by Grand Master Sun Hwan Chung, 10th Degree Black Belt. Grand Master Pontillo also is also certified to teach Krav Maga and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. Grand Master Pontillo is pictured here with Adin Fetibegovic 2nd Degree Junior Black Belt. He started training at age 3 and earned his Jr. Black Belt at age 7. He was voted National Tae Kwon Do Athlete of the Year and is a great example of the students of Sidekicks.
Master Bill Petrocy has been training and teaching at Sidekicks Martial Arts for 25 years. He is a 6th Degree Black Belt and is the highest ranking student certified by Grand Master Brian Pontillo.
Master Petrocy is the head instructor of the children's program and also teaches kickboxing.
Mr. John Purdue, 3rd Degree Black Belt, teaches Moo Sool Do and kickboxing. He is also a Level 1 Krav Maga instructor. He is pictured here with Grand Master Brian Pontillo after winning Grand Champion at the 2018 Michigan Cup Championship.
Sidekicks is located at 21617 Harper Ave. between 8 and 9 Mile Roads. It is on the west side of the road next to the 7 Eleven. Please use the side main entrance.
21617 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080