2/7/18 Academy Closed

Due to dangerous road conditions, there will be no classes this evening. The following classes will be able to make up with their equivalent classes tomorrow, Thursday 2/8.

Mantis Squad (5:20) -> Raven Squad (5:20)
Rogue Squad (6:10) -> Titan Squad (6:10)
Adult BJJ (7:00) -> Adult MMA (7:00)

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.
The Coaches

SMA x Hope for Haiti

Hi friends,

This February we are excited to partner with Hope for Haiti to provide education to children in southern Haiti. Every 10 check-ins will provide a day of education to a classroom of 30 children.

Hope for Haiti’s holistic approach is a model that connects, heals, and empowers rural communities on the road to sustainable, long-term development. Hope for Haiti considers education, their longest running program, to be the keystone to sustainable development. By supporting, strengthening, and expanding the resources of existing schools, they are providing children with the tools they need to create their own future.

If you want to learn more about Hope for Haiti, you can check them out at hopeforhaiti.com. The hashtag this month is #hopeforhaiti.

Thanks for checking in this month to help Haiti build their future through education!

Sincerely,
The Coaches

P.S. If you haven't heard of Causely, here's how it works... Causely makes a donation to a great cause every time people check-in at our location. To learn more about Causely visit causely.com/our-good.

SMA x Fight or Fright | Coming this February!

Fight or Fright is coming to West Virginia on February 17th and only at Spectrum Martial Arts Academy! This is a pop-up experience for kids and young teens. It's part escape room, part haunted house! Can you solve the mystery and survive this season's villain? Overcome obstacles, solve puzzles, and fight to escape!

5PM - 8PM Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Spectrum Martial Arts Academy - $20 per ticket! RSVP via our event page (below) or with a coach!

Coaches Ray and Seth Miller
Jon Guzey
304-268-3241

https://www.facebook.com/events/188827255037107/

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SMA x Soles4Souls

Hi friends,

This January we are excited to partner with Soles4Souls and help provide winter coats again! Every 10 check-ins will help provide a coat to someone in need.

Soles4Souls collects and ships gently used winter coats to those that need it the most. There are 50 million Americans living in poverty today and many of them will need a warm coat this winter. Over 85% of all clothing in the United States ends up in landfills instead of being recycled. By sharing gently used clothing with people in need, Soles4Souls not only serves others, but also helps protect the environment.

If you want to learn more about Soles4Souls, you can check them out at https://soles4souls.org/our-impact/.  The hashtag this month is #keepwarm.

Thanks for checking in this month to spread warmth!

Sincerely,
Coaches Ray and Seth Miller

P.S. If you haven't heard of Causely, here's how it works... Causely makes a donation to a great cause every time people check-in at our location. To learn more about Causely visit causely.com/our-good.

Full Holiday Schedule

Merry Christmas from the SMA family! For your convenience, please see our full holiday schedule below:

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Friday 12/22:

6:00pm - Defense-Fit w/ Coach Ray

7:00pm - Krav Maga w/ Jon

Saturday 12/23:

No Yoga

No Kids Core Curriculum

11:00am - BJJ w/ Coach Nate

Sunday 12/24:

No Private Classes

Monday 12/25:

No Classes

Tuesday 12/26:

No Classes

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We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! We look forward to seeing you after our break!

 

Thank you,

The SMA Family

SMA x Toys for Tots

Hi friends,

This December, for the holiday season, we are happy to partner with Toys for Tots to provide age appropriate books to kids. Every 30 check-ins will provide the gift of a book for a child.

Toys for Tots helps less fortunate children experience the joy of the holiday season. Last year, they collected and distributed over 18 million toys and books to 7 million less fortunate children.

If you want to learn more about Toys for Tots, you can check them out at http://www.toysfortots.org.  The hashtag this month is #books4kids.

Thanks for checking in this holiday season!

Sincerely,

Coaches Ray and Seth

P.S. If you haven't heard of Causely, here's how it works... Causely makes a donation to a great cause every time people check-in at our location. To learn more about Causely visit causely.com/our-good.

10 AM Wednesday Morning Defense-Fit Section

Great news everyone! We were aiming to start our 10am Wednesday morning Defense-Fit class on November 15th! Please let me know if you intend to be there! I look forward to a great turnout!

Share this post with a friend who you want to bring with you to try out some Defense-Fit! 

We are looking to recruit a CORE SQUAD for this new morning section! Do you have what it takes?

See you on Wednesday the 15th!

SMA x Feed a Billion

Hi friends,

For the month of November, we are working with Feed A Billion and every check-in at Spectrum Martial Arts Academy will provide a meal to someone in need.

Feed A Billion raises funds to feed children and families in need in every corner of the globe. They partner with networks of food banks that have the most efficient methods of food distribution to minimize the cost of each meal. Their long term goal is to feed one billion people by 2020 - and we are going to help them do that! You can check them out at feedabillion.org

Customers can use this month’s hashtag, #givemeals.

Thanks for checking in to help feed a billion people!

Sincerely,
Coaches Ray and Seth Miller

P.S. If you haven't heard of Causely, here's how it works... Causely makes a donation to a great cause every time people check-in at our location. To learn more about Causely visit causely.com/our-good.

SMA x Bright Pink

Hi friends,

This October, during breast cancer awareness month, we are proud to partner with the Bright Pink to provide women tools for detection and prevention of breast cancer. Every 3 check-ins will help provide 1 woman access to a breast cancer risk assessment.

Bright Pink is a national non-profit focused on saving young women’s lives through the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. Bright Pink’s innovative programs educate and equip young women and their doctors to assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, reduce their risk, and detect these diseases at early, non-life-threatening stages.

If you want to learn more about Bright Pink, you can check them out at https://www.brightpink.org/.  The hashtag this month is #breastcancerawareness.

Thanks for checking in for women’s health!

Sincerely,
Coaches Ray and Seth Miller

P.S. If you haven't heard of Causely, here's how it works... Causely makes a donation to a great cause every time people check-in at our location. To learn more about Causely visit causely.com/our-good.

SMA x buildOn

Hi friends,

This August, we are partnering with buildOn to provide bricks to build schools in developing nations! Every 6 check-ins will provide one brick to build a school.

buildOn’s mission is to build schools in villages that historically have had no adequate school structure. buildOn has built more than 1000 schools in seven countries around the world: Burkina Faso, Haiti, Mali, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua and Senegal. This month, check-ins at our location are going towards building a school in Nicaragua.

If you want to learn more about buildOn, you can check them out at http://www.buildon.org. The hashtag this month is #bricks4schools.

Thanks for checking in to help build a school in Nicaragua!

Sincerely,
Coaches Ray and Seth Miller

P.S. If you haven't heard of Causely, here's how it works... Causely makes a donation to a great cause every time people check-in at our location. To learn more about Causely visit causely.com/our-good.

SMA | Anniversary Tournament II

We are quickly approaching our second anniversary (time sure does fly!) 

That means it's almost time for our second anniversary tournament! This tournament is going to be held on Saturday, August 5th at 1:00 and as always it is completely FREE!

This is a NO GI tournament, so please wear your SMA shirts or rashguards! 

Tournament forms have been sent home. If you have not received a form, please pick one up today! When you have filled out the form, simply drop it into the folder hanging on the board outside of our office.

We are PUMPED for this tournament and hope to have even more participants than our winter tournament! 

If this is you or your child's first tournament there is no better way to start learning in a competitive environment than with a friendly in-school tournament! We hope to see you all there!

Remember: You Win or You Learn! (but only if you try!)

Thanks,

The Coaches

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SMA x H2OpenDoors

Hi friends,

This July, we are excited to partner with H2OpenDoors to provide safe drinking water to people in need.  H2OpenDoors is a program of The Rotary Club with a long term goal of providing access to clean, safe drinking water for one million people throughout developing nations. The team of volutneers at H2OpenDoors travel to areas of the world most in need of clean water and install a SunSpring water filtration system that will provide safe drinking water for 10,000 people every day for 10 years. Every check-in this month will provide 100 gallons of safe water to someone in need.

If you want to learn more about H2OPenDoors, you can check them out at www.h2opnedoors.org. The hashtag this month is #givewater.

Thanks for checking in to give the gift of clean water!

Sincerely, 

Coaches Ray and Seth Miller

P.S. If you haven't heard of Causely, here's how it works... Causely makes a donation to a great cause every time people check-in at our location. To learn more about Causely visit causely.com/our-good.

SMA | 4th of July Recess

There will be no MMA classes at the academy 7/4-7/6. We hope everyone has a chance to enjoy this small break and spend some quality time with their family!


Yoga with Kathryn and BJJ with Coach Nate will still meet on Wednesday 7/5.


Coaches Ray and Seth

SMA x Causely

Spectrum Martial Arts Academy is proud to announce that we are now a partner with Causley! When you check in on Facebook or on Instagram you help us donate to those in need!

Each month you will find out what our latest donation cause is. Stay tuned!

The Coaches

SMA | Introducing Spectrum 101!

We are proud to unveil our latest initiative at the academy: Spectrum 101!

Spectrum 101 is SMA's online video archive. We post video lessons of all of the techniques we teach at our academy!

"Why Spectrum 101?"
Spectrum 101 is an AWESOME tool for at home practice or on-the-go review! We LOVE providing value for our students! In Spectrum 101 you will find:

Kids Curriculum
Adult Curriculum
Defense-Fit Curriculum
And Much, Much More!

We are constantly putting forth time and effort to provide the best possible service and value for our customers. We hope that you enjoy this new service we are offering to you! Below you can watch a free video and sign up for access to Spectrum 101.

http://thespectrumacademy.com/spectrum-101/

Thank you for your support,

Coaches Ray and Seth Miller