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Since 2013, the Sooke Martial Arts Association has provided graduating students with $500 bursaries towards post-secondary education. The students do not have to be members of the SMAA to apply; successful applicants show dedication to sport and to their community.
2013: Morgan D'Ganigian & Michelle Topham
2014: Austin Willson & Brandon Willson
2015: Jennifer Brooke
Sooke’s Miller Mason, a student with the Sooke Martial Arts Association (SMAA) won gold for his Kata at the 2015 Victoria Cup Karate Championship.
Ebony Logins, a Sensei with the Sooke Martial Arts Association, reported that SMAA “took home seven first place, four second place, and five third place medals for a total of 16 at the Victoria Cup.”... READ MORE
Sooke Pocket News - May 6, 2015
This last weekend, North Vancouver hosted the Tiger Balm International competition, a high level competition for all styles of martial arts.
Head Sensei Carl Scott, a karate black belt, came home with a gold and a silver medal for 2 sparring categories. Winning a gold medal means that Carl is invited to compete in the World’s competition in Germany. Miller Mason, a 9 year old advanced yellow belt, won a bronze for his kata.
Sensei Carl began training with the club when he was just 11 years old in 1984, earned his black belt in 1991 and became Head Sensei 3 years ago.
The Sooke Martial Arts Association has been in Sooke since 1982. It is a non-profit, family oriented karate club. 8 karate black belt Sensei’s volunteer their time training little tots all the way up to more mature adults in the art of karate. The club is open at the Community Hall on Monday and Thursday nights."
Press Release by Karen Mason
With martial arts, it is often said that the student eventually becomes the teacher. And that is exactly what happened with the Sooke Martial Arts Association.
Starting as a club over 30 years ago, Sooke Martial Arts became a registered non-profit organization last November. Started by Ian Milne and then taken over by Jim Beckett, it is currently headed by sensei Carl Scott, who was actually a student as a child, said fellow sensei and instructor Nicky Logins... READ MORE
Sooke News Mirror - October 5, 2011
The SMAA was founded as the Sooke Martial Arts Club in 1982 by Sensei Ian Milne, continuing under the leadership of Sensei Jim Beckett from 1986 to 2010.