We introduced our Junior Instructor in Training Certification Program (JIT for short) this August. We are please to announce we have assembled a fantastic team of young Summit Martial Arts students to assist in our children’s classes. We asked them to write a little bit about themselves to share with our SMA family. Here is what they wanted you to know, in their own words. Let’s meet the Team!
Meet Aidan Bernardo
Meet Chaney Mowat
My name is Chaney Mowat. I competed at the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games in Sept 2014 in Richmond B.C. I won a Silver Medal for Point Sparring and Bronze medals in both Forms and Continuous Sparring. My best moment in martial arts moment was when I won my first gold medal at a tournament I also love the feeling of getting a certification after a belt test. I like martial arts because it teaches me respect, discipline and self-defence. I like Summit Martial Arts specifically because they keep it fresh and exciting. They also encourage us to keep trying and work harder they are very inspiring and motivational for their students. They care a lot about their students success and want to see all of their students succeed. I also love the uniqueness of their teaching styles and their style of Tae kwon do. My hobbies outside of Tae Kwon Do are wakeboarding, wake surfing, horse riding and snow skiing.
Meet Marcuz Bernardo
Hi – my name is Marcuz Bernardo. My Hobbies are swimming, biking, reading, playing soccer, playing basketball. But one of my favourite hobbies is doing Tae Kwon Do.
Meet Max Stronge
Hi – my name is Max Stronge. I have trained in the martial arts for 12 years. I am a 15 year old student in high school who has been actively participating in competitions since the age of 10. Most recently I brought home two Silver Medals from the W.O.M.A.A. World Martial Arts Games in Germany. I was the CTV Athlete of the Week in July 2016. I have trained at many different schools in the Calgary area. Summit Martial Arts is easily the school I would recommend to anyone that wants to involve themselves in Taekwondo. My passion for training and competing has been with me my whole life, and I hope to ignite that passion in others as well.
Meet Mikko Bernardo
Hi – my name is Mikko Bernardo. The hobbies that I like, love and enjoy are: Skateboarding, Snowboarding, playing Soccer, playing Basketball. But the one hobby that I like the most is Tae Kwon Do to practice my skills in the style of martial arts (Moo-Duk Kwan).