The Concept… The Dream
The name Sideswipe symbolizes the group’s ability to break the limits of traditional martial arts and entertain any audience from a direction you wouldn’t expect from a martial arts group. Propelled by the energy and talent of the most skilled martial art performers in the world, Sideswipe combines music and choreography to bring a whole new feel to sports entertainment: The Unexpected Extreme.
Sideswipe first broke into the entertainment world in 2002 by competing and winning $25,000 on the Fox TV show, “30 Seconds to Fame.” Over the next six years, Sideswipe’s appearances on numerous television events – including their groundbreaking performances on NBC’s smash hit show “America’s Got Talent” – has made Sideswipe the most visible martial arts performance team in the business.
Sideswipe is comprised of many different performers from locations across the country. Through a collaborative effort of martial artists, Sideswipe can have multiple performances on the same dates across the United States and beyond.
The Broadway version of the Sideswipe performances. 15 Sideswipe performers go to the stage for Theatricks, a 90-minute martial arts stage play opened in 2006 at the world-renowned Rialto Theatre.
Performing for small and large corporate functions across the country, Sideswipe has created entertainment shows and performances for some of the largest companies in the country.
Sideswipe is very proud to support and participate in benefits for different charity functions such as MDA, Cure Autism Now and the American Heart Association. Sideswipe has also had the honor of visiting and performing at different US bases around the world including Guam, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Italy, Spain and Greece.
Exchange of knowledge
Sideswipe members all over the country are sought out for their unique abilities and teaching methods. Sideswipe members are available to conduct seminars, private lessons, and 3-4 day camps.
Each performer is hand-picked by Matt Mullins based on integrity, skill, energy and work ethic. In his effort to take martial arts to the general public through entertainment, Matt has never swayed in his belief of what martial arts should portray and stand for; honesty and integrity are paramount in every Sideswipe performer.