Giving Back – The Purse Project

Summit Martial Arts has teamed up with Smarty Skirts this holiday season for a special project.  SMA is proud to lend a helping hand for this wonderful organization.  Smarty Skirts offers free and low cost educational services to women.  They believe in empowering women through education and community support.  We are happy to continue our relationship with such an inspiring group of women.  When we heard about the Purse Project, we could not wait to get started.  Here are the details:


The Purse Project is a charitable campaign aimed at helping homeless women across the city of Calgary.  The Purse Project has been picked up in a number of cities across Canada.  With the help of social media and amazing volunteers, the Purse Project is set to be a major success story.


Our Summit Martial Arts family jumped on the opportunity to donate.  Our students and their families helped fill the boxes with much needed supplies and purses.

If you have any gently used purses, please consider donating them to this wonderful initiative.  YOU can make a difference in someone’s life. Donations are being accepted from November 14 through to December 6. There are a number of drop off locations though out the city.  Please see Smarty Skirts Facebook page for a location nearest you.  A BIG thank you to everyone who has made a donation.

Canada joins the World Martial Arts Games Committee

WMAC logoSummit Martial Arts is pleased to announce Master Shane Morris has been appointed National Director for Canada by the World Martial Arts Games Committee. The World Martial Arts Games Committee is a proud member of TAFISA (The Association For International Sport for All) and is dedicated to bringing martial arts to all through competition and education.

The World Martial Arts Games Committee was founded in 2005 by Alfred Kleinschwaerzer (Germany) and Ken Marchtaler (Canada).  The WMAGC provides its members with unique sport development opportunities, practical support programs, events, education and the opportunity to network with the international sport community at the highest of levels. The WMAGC aims for a strong and united martial arts world.

2014 TAFISA World Martial Arts GamesSummit Martial Arts had the opportunity to support the 2014 TAFISA World Martial Arts Games in Richmond, BC.  Marcuz, Mikko and Aidan joined Team Canada and brought home the Gold for Forms, Sparring and Weapons.  Our very own Mr. Chernichen served as a Team Canada coach for the Games.

 The 2016 World Martial Arts Games will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from October 5 – 9.  The Games will take place at Wits University.  For more updates, check out the WMAGC Facebook page and download the app from the itunes store.

World Martial Arts Games

We look forward to representing Canada on this amazing world stage.

Team Canada trials will be in the Spring of 2016.  Venue and details to follow.  If you have any questions, please contact Summit Martial Arts at 587-583-5425 or email

WMAG Medals