About Us

A little more about us

SideKick to Success was founded by lifelong martial artist Saud Juman along with his wife Sheba Siddiqui. The very first martial arts school to pilot the program was Morningstar Taekwondo in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. It has been a dream of Saud Juman to help kids in need of martial arts training gain access to this valuable activity and remove as many barriers as possible. The martial arts have given Saud a framework of courtesy, integrity, self-control, perseverance, and indomitable spirit to live by. The goal of SideKick to Success is to pass these important virtues on to as many kids and youth as possible. 

The program is open to all martial arts styles and martial arts schools and families that qualify. The program is funded by The Saud Juman and Sheba Siddiqui Foundation. Our charitable partner is IDRF (International Development Relief Foundation).


Our Board Of Directors

The primary function of our board of directors is fundraising, resource allocation, strategic planning, accountability, advocacy, and networking.

Saud Juman
Saud JumanSerial Entrepreneur
Saud founded, scaled, and sold companies in multiple industries. He enjoys spending time with his wife as they chase after their four kids. Saud has spent over 30 years training in the martial arts. He has taught martial arts and other sports to hundreds of youth over the years across the greater Toronto area to help develop their character in a positive way. 
He is currently on the board of the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, The Halton Muslim Youth Association and is the Co-Chair of Halton District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee. 
Sheba Siddiqui
Sheba SiddiquiProducer, Global News
Sheba Siddiqui is a producer with Global News Radio 640 Toronto. Every day, Sheba seeks out challenging perspectives and voices that need to be heard in exploring the stories of the hour.

She has worked in broadcasting for over a decade, hosting, reporting, writing and producing across many different platforms, including CBC and Rogers Sports & Media. She has a BA from the University of Toronto and a diploma in broadcast journalism from Seneca College at York University.

Passionate about combating misogyny, racism and islamophobia, she volunteers her time in various capacities with youth, women and her community.
Mike Morningstar
Mike Morningstar(5th Dan)

Mike Morningstar began his training in Taekwon-Do at the age of 18 achieving his Black Belt in 1987. Mr. Morningstar is a certified 5th Degree (C-5-31) Black Belt International Instructor and is also certified by the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) as an Examiner and Referee.

In 1998 Mr. Morningstar was personally awarded his 5th Degree Black Belt by the founder of Taekwon-Do General Choi Hong Hi and has maintained this rank since the passing of the founder in 2002.