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.

Chess in San Diego

Dec 2016

From school enrichment programs, to summer camps, to private lessons and group classes, to weekly Friday tournament classes, come join our SDCC chess team.

Hanley Chess Academy

Nov 2016

We like the tournaments hosted by Hanley Chess Academy. The tournaments are well run,  the competition is great, and there are plenty of trophies!

Del Mar Foundation

Oct 2016

CMIM was invited to participate in an event called “Picnic at Powerhouse Park”, hosted by the Del Mar Foundation. Our theme for the event was “Bringing Chess to Del Mar”.

Jedi Knights

Join the SDCC chess team 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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