Summit Martial arts 
Marcuz bernardo

JUNIOR BLACK BELT - May 27, 2017


*2014 TAFISA World Martial ARts Games Champion in forms, silver for Bo Staff


*Gold & Silver medalists in various local tournaments, Team Form Champion


 *7 years experience in the martial arts


*Assisting in Little Monkeys and Little Dragons

Mikko bernardo

JUNIOR BLACK BELT - May 27, 2017


*2014 TAFISA World Martial ARts Games Champion in forms & Pt. sparring,, silver for cont sparring, bronze for Bo Staff 


*Gold & Silver medalist in various local tournaments, Team Form Champion


 *7 years experience in the martial arts


*Assisting in Little Monkeys and Little Dragons

Over his martial arts journey, Master Morris has cross trained in various disciplines including Judo, Kung Fu, Modern Arnis, Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Hapkido, and Tang Soo Do.  Master Morris also trains and teaches martial arts weaponry and disarming. In 2005, Master Morris was appointed Canadian Director for the United Martial Arts Society and served on the Master Advisory Council and Board of Directors.  In 2007, Master Morris was appointed Canadian Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Chairman for World Hwa Rang Tang Soo Do Federation. 

Master Morris is a founding member of the Martial Virtue Alliance - a group of schools from the USA and Canada connected by Grand Master Michael Clark. The MVA works together closely to provide structure and legitimacy to promotions within the organization.  It also provides an avenue for students (including black belts with no instructors) to continue in their martial arts journey of learning and rank advancement.

​Master Morris opened his 1st commercial school in 1995 in Woodstock, New Brunswick.  Today, his students have schools in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  He retains a close working relationship with his east coast students and his teacher Grand Master Michael Clark – 8th Dan.

On November 10, 2015, Master Morris was appointed National Director of the National Martial Arts Committee for Canada by the World Martial Arts Games Committee. He looks forward to putting together a strong Team Canada for the 2017 World Martial Arts Games in Florida, USA.

​Master Morris currently holds a 6th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Senior Master Certification. He also holds a 4th Dan Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and Master Certification.  

​The art of Tae Kwon Do continues to be a life long journey – it is his passion and its tenants guide him through each life experience.

instructor

mr. William chernichen

2nd dan black belt tae kwon do


​From a very early age, Mr. Chernichen was fascinated with the Martial Arts. In 1998, he began his Tae Kwon Do training right here in Calgary. Over the last 17 years, Mr. Chernichen has cross trained in Shotokan Karate, Ninjutsu and Kenjutsu. As he has progressed through his training, Mr. Chernichen has become more involved in teaching and has worked with students of all ages. He enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge of the martial arts with all students and is always ready to lend a helping hand. In 2012, Mr, Chernichen achieved a significant martial arts milestone when he earned his first degree black belt under Master Aron Johnston-6th Dan ICTF. Mr. Chernichen believes that earning his black belt is just the beginning of his martial arts journey. He is always striving to learn new techniques and perfect old ones, and embraces all the challenges that the martial arts has to offer. Mr. Chernichen was a Team Canada Coach at the 2014 TAFISA World Martial Arts Games in Richmond, BC.


Head instructor

master shane morris

6th dan black belt tae kwon do

4th dan black belt tang soo do


Master Morris began his martial arts career at age 8 in Killarney, Manitoba.  His early training was in the art of Judo with his father as his instructor.  Master Morris moved on to study Tae Kwon Do in a neighbouring town until his family moved to New Brunswick at the age of 14.  These early lessons with his father sparked a love of the sport that has continued throughout his life.  

Master Morris found a school in New Brunswick that practiced Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do.  This style employed a more extensive use of the hands in combat than he had learned in previous schools.  Master Morris had found the style he would dedicate his life to learning.  Master Morris earned his first black belt in 1992 and has continued to teach in this discipline for the last 24 years.

Throughout the years, Master Morris has competed in various open Martial Arts tournaments, winning grand champion and first place trophies.  He has enjoyed passing on his extensive knowledge to his students and watching them achieve their martial arts goals, both in tournaments and in the dojang.

​Master Morris has taught self defence to law enforcement 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.
aidan bernardo

JUNIOR BLACK BELT - May 27, 2017


*2014 TAFISA World Martial ARts Games Champion in Bo Staff, Grand Champion at the 2015 Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament


*Gold & Silver medalist at various local tournaments, Team Forms Champion


 *7 years experience in the martial arts


*Assisting in Little Monkeys and Little Dragons

​junior instructors

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Max stronge

red belt


*2016 WomAa World martial arts games silver medalist in pt & cont. sparring


*CTV Athlete of the Week July 2016


*Gold, Silver & Bronze medalist at various local tournaments


 *13 years experience in the martial arts


*Assisting in Warriors and Tournament training

​junior instructors in training



chaney mowat

PURPLE BELT


*2014 TAFISA World Martial ARts Games silver medalist in pt sparring, bronze medalist in cont. sparring and forms


*​Gold & Silver medalist in various local tournaments


 *4 years experience in the martial arts


*Assisting with Little Monkeys and Little Dragons

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

MR. FLORIAN BERNARDO
1ST DAN BLACK BELT TAE KWON DO


Mr. Bernardo started his Martial Arts journey on October 9th, 2010 at the age of 35. As a father of two boys enrolled in Tae Kwon Do, his initial purpose was to share a common, fun, and healthy activity with his kids. As they continue to journey in the virtues of Martial Arts practising respect, humility, integrity, self-control and indomitable spirit, Tae Kwon Do has truly become a passion for himself and his boys.  Mr. Bernardo joined Summit Martial Arts at its inception in May of 2014.  He has been assisting in both the kids and adult classes since the beginning. He enjoys training and also likes teaching because it is through teaching that he has learned to improve his own skills and techniques. On September 19th, 2015, Mr. Bernardo became the first Summit Martial Art student to be promoted to Black Belt. He hopes to inspire both kids and adult students that they too can reach their goals if they put their heart into it.


elena guo

GREEN BELT


*4 years experience in the martial arts


*Assisting with the Little Monkeys and Little Dragons

Matias Alcocer

GREEN BELT


*2016 GOLD MEDALIST AT THE WESTERN CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FORMS, 2016 GOLD MEDALIST AT pma CALGARY CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FORMS


*2 years experience in the martial arts


*Assisting with the Little Monkeys, Little Dragons and Warriors class

calgary's only Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do School