Farewell Mr. Chernichen & Goodbye Summer!

As many of you know, Mr. Chernichen will be taking on a new job in a new city at the end of August.  Join us in wishing him all the best in his new adventure.  Mr. Chernichen has been a dedicated, loyal and influential member of the SMA Team since DAY 1.  He was there for every class when we started out at the Sheppard Community Centre in 2014 and took on a greater teaching role when we moved in to our new 40th Street home in 2015.  We certainly would not be where we are if it was not for his tireless efforts and dedication to the school.  We would like to take a look back at all the memories Mr. Chernichen has created here at Summit Martial Arts.  Mr. Chernichen – we thank you!  You will be missed!

In other SMA News:

Summer went by in a flash!  Usually summers are pretty quiet around SMA but not this year.  We were impressed by the tremendous dedication and hard work all our student put in over the summer.  With our upcoming belt test on September 16, students are pushing themselves to get ready.  Only a few short weeks to go, keep up the hard work!

Our 3rd Annual Beach BBQ was held in August – despite a cool morning, the sun came out and we were able to enjoy the day.   Students and their families came out to enjoy some good food, great company and fun in the sun!  Despite the cooler morning temperatures, some of the kids jumped right in the water showcasing their TKD kicks!  Way to go guys!  Thank you to all the families that came out.  Can’t wait until next year.

REMINDERS:  Our new schedule starts Tuesday, September 5 and we are back to full uniforms.  Please check the website for class times to ensure you are not late.

Summit Martial Arts 2nd Annual Beach BBQ

Summit Martial ArtsSummit Martial Arts hit the Mahogany West Beach for their 2nd Annual Beach BBQ on Saturday.  We were so fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day. SMA students and their families joined us for a great day of beach fun in the sun – the kids took a dip in the freezing cold water, took the paddle boats out, we ate tons of food and enjoyed each others company.  We had close to 50 guests!  What a turn out!!  At SMA, we love doing activities outside the dojang to foster sense of family.  Our students spend long hours training hard, it’s good to cut loose and have a little fun together.

Summit Martial Arts Beach BBQ

Check out some of the highlights of the day……..

MasterPaddle Boards with Master Morris Morris took the kids out for a long ride around the Lake – boy, his legs were sore the next day!!  The kids had a blast!

One of our students smoked a brisket – it was AMAZING!!!  Thanks Josh for getting up in the wee hours of the morning to get that on the smoker. Everyone raved about it.

The kids played in the Lake for HOURS, despite the freezing cold water.  Funny how kids are completely impervious to the cold when having a great time.

All in all, we had a safe and fun day.  The food was excellent and so was the company.  Thank you to all the families who came out and brought food.  We appreciate everything you do for our school.  SMA all the way!!  Can’t wait until next year!

SMA Kids at the LakeJosh's Smoked BrisketSummit Martial Arts BBQ

Summit Martial Arts BBQ