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:

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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.

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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.

SMA teams up with Smarty Skirts for Ladies Self Defence

Summit Martial Arts SignSummit Martial Arts has teamed up with Smarty Skirts (formerly Calgary Mastermind) to offer a FREE Ladies Self Defence Class on Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30pm.  Smarty Skirts offers free and low cost educational services to women.  They believe in empowering women through community building, education and support.  Smarty Skirts organizes social meet ups for Mom’s and families as well as many volunteer opportunities.  We could not think of a better organization to be teamed up with.

Summit Martial Arts is hosting a 60 minute workshop designed to teach women how to defend themselves from an attacker. We teach women how to spot danger signs and how to defend themselves in various scenarios. We use realistic drills to emulate real life situations.
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The program deals specifically with how and where women are commonly attacked. Prevention and awareness are crucial skills in would be dangerous situations. Women will learn how to safely and effectively fend off an attacker with strikes, elbows, knees, and kicks. More importantly, women learn how to handle themselves in the worst case scenarios.

Weapons DisarmingMaster Morris has taught self defence to law enforcement officers and civilians alike. In cooperation with the RCMP and Sanctuary House for Battered Women, Master Morris instructed high school girls in the art of self defence in preparation for living on their own. In appreciation for his efforts, the RCMP awarded Master Morris for his contribution to the S.H.A.R.E. Program.

We want to empower women with the skills and knowledge to protect themselves! What you learn could save your life!!

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To register, visit the Smarty Skirts Facebook page.  Follow the link to the Event Brite registration. You MUST register to attend this event.  If you have any questions or need more information about Smarty Skirts, please email smartyskirtsyyc@gmail.com.  Summit Martial Arts does not take registrations directly.

We look forward to meeting all the Smarty Skirt Ladies in person.