The annual SCMA Christmas party was an incredible time last night. Thanks to everyone who made an effort to attend and support the Academy. We estimate that more than 80 people stopped by at some point during the evening, and that's not counting me twice!
To the parents of our Spencer County Spider Monkeys, thank you for taking time out of your Saturday night to stop by. Your children are the future of our Academy, and each have extraordinary potential both on-and-off the mat. It's a pleasure and an honor to instruct these young men and women!
To our students in the adult class, thank you for your continued commitment to yourselves and bettering your mind and body through this exceptional art known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. We're building a phenomenal school at Spencer County Martial Arts and it's all because of the attitude of the students we attract...that's each and every one of you!
To our SCMA 2008 Student of the Year, Randy, we say thank you for your inspiration, dedication, and contribution to our family. Across the board, you continue to shine and improve your game.
One of the unexpected benefits a new student experiences and enjoys is the camaraderie and friendship. The brotherhood and sisterhood of jiu-jitsu, if you will. Training becomes a lifestyle that permeates every facet of one's life. At SCMA, our community and atmosphere is second-to-none, and it's all because of our students' support.
Finally, where would we all be without the captain of the ship, instructor Scott Smith? Finding a leader who is both a skilled technician AND a talented instructor is a rare thing. Fortunately, we all get the pleasure of learning from such an individual, and all of our lives are better for it.
Looking forward into 2009, we have many incredible events and plans in the works. It's going to be another year of positive growth, both for each of you and our Academy. Thanks for your contributions and commitment to our Academy. We wish all of you a wonderful holiday season!
See you on the mat!