Chess in the San Diego Schools

Developing critical thinkers one move at a time


Scholastic chess programs for K-12 students in the San Diego county school districts.

Updated Chess Camp Location

July 2016

Location change for SDCC chess camp : Thanks to our friends at the Redwood Bridge Club, we have a lovely space, not too far from the Chess Club, still located in beautiful Balboa Park.

San Diego County Fair

June 2016

What a treat to be a part of the San Diego Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  We had a chance to entertain newcomers as well as seasoned veterans for a day on this world of 64 squares.

SuperNational VI

May 2016

A year from now, we will be going to the SuperNationals in Nashville TN. SuperNationals is an event that the USCF put on every four years. It will take place May 12-14 2017

Jedi Knights

Join the Kids Chess Club we meet on Friday evenings from 6.30-9.00 pm @ the San Diego Chess Club.


Let us tailor a chess program that fit your schools educational model.

Affordable Pricing

We are committed to providing quality chess instruction at a reasonable price.

Positive Outcomes

Developing a stronger community by helping kids grow one move at a time.


Martin has a true love of chess. you can see it in his enthusiasm and energy. He sees the full potential of all his students and is truly dedicated to the improvement of their skills. He is a phenomenal teacher, not only the tailored instruction to each student, but, through his teachings, he imparts his knowledge of life skills.

Sonya W.



One of Martin’s biggest achievement is to revitalize the scholastic chess program at the San Diego Chess Club. Through his active involvement and continuous support, the Jedi Knights Children’s Club has gained popularity and increased attendance for all levels of scholastic players, novice, intermediate and advanced alike.

Frank G.



Martin’s talent goes far beyond being a National Master, as he has that rare talent of also being able to teach that which he is also a master at performing.  Not only does he bring passion and a desire to work with kids, but his delivery to the kids is with such excitement and energy that it’s infectious.

Scott R.



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