Advice From an Escape Room

Yesterday, my kids treated me with an Escape Room experience for my birthday. Our goal was to solve riddles in a lost Mayan Temple before time ran out (one hour). As we were driving home after our hour of pretending to be Indiana Jones, our conversation turned to all...

Does Women’s Self-Defense Work?

Early in my martial arts teaching career, I taught a well-received class on Safety for Women. It wasn’t until a few days later that I learned why teaching safety and self-defense to women was so challenging. One attendee said she went home and tried a specific...

Spring Break 2019

SMAA is CLOSED this week (March 25th – 30th, 2019) for SPRING BREAK. Enjoy your time off and we’ll see you when we re-open on April 1st, 2019!

St. Patrick’s Day Party Recap

Saturday’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party was one of the most pleasant family events SMAA has hosted. I had been wanting to host a Board Game Night for our parties for quite awhile, and now that we’ve had one, I’m very happy we did. The evening...

We Survived the Bomb Cyclone. SMAA is Open.

SMAA is back open for regular classes today Thursday March 14th, 2019 after yesterday’s closure due to the Bomb Cyclone. I’ve heard that the roads are a bit icy and such, so if you are planning to make your way to class tonight, please drive safely. We...