"I know I could spend my whole time talking about how much all my boys have learned, how I have seen their self-confidence rise or about the lifelong friends, they have made and the confidence they have gained including dealing with all types of pressure inside outside of class – I could talk about the respect he has for not just Master Carmichael but for all the Adults and Students that they have trained with over the years and the pride they have including my oldest son when he became a black belt".
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The Educational Martial Art System
The Educational Martial Arts System, Inc. (TEMAS), a non-profit corporation, was established in 1990 for the further enhancement of the Martial Arts. TEMAS acknowledges martial art styles from around the world as well as the inherent cultural and historical differences. members of TEMAS are not bound by geography, organizational affiliations, or political associations. Instead, they are encouraged to keep an open mind and share in the differences, rather than make the styles unique, further enhancing the Martial Arts.
In continuing the enhancement of the Martial Arts, TEMAS will, on a qualifying basis, make available grants and/or scholarship funds exclusively to martial artists. Those individuals who have attained certain levels of excellence in their educational pursuits may apply for these types of financial aid. The rules, qualifications, and amounts for these grants and/or scholarships will be determined by the board of directors of TEMAS.
Unique to Martial Arts, TEMAS provides an unbiased opinion regarding the safety, durability, and effectiveness of all available Martial Arts equipment. These results are published for the benefit of both industry and users.
TEMAS operates solely through donations and fund-raising events. Donations are given from individuals, local and private schools, and business who are continued to the enhancement of the Martial Arts. TEMAS provides educational, tutorial, and training programs via instruction, DVD’s and software games. TEMAS has established a number of enrichment programs at community schools to instill not only defence skills but also the self-confidence, self-discipline and respect that come with the Martial Arts. Many parents and teachers have attested to marked improvements in attitudes, grades and basic learning skills for the students enrolled in our programs.