Thumpers is the competition driven training at SMAA. Meeting on Thursday nights, Thumpers focuses on preparing individuals for competitive sparring. Intensive workouts, fast paced drills, and more advanced sparring techniques are the standard for this class.
Since its inception, the Thumpers have earned a well deserved reputation for toughness, skill, fair play, and respect. Although the focus of Thumpers is preparing individuals to compete, not everyone who trains on Thursday nights competes. Some attend Thumpers simply for the more intensive training.
So if you are interested stop by and try Thumpers out!
Schedule: Th 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Instructors: Sifu Eric Winfree and Sihing Montell Lyles Jr.
2012 Syracuse Police D.A.R.E. Competition: three 1st Place finishes, one 2nd Place
2013 Sport Karate International New York State Championship: six 1st place finishes
2014 YMCA Karate Tournament: 1st Place finish
2015 Masters of Karate Tournament: two 2nd Place finishes
2015 Syracuse Karate and Martial Arts Championship: three 2nd Place finishes
2015 Syracuse Open Martial Arts Tournament: one 1st Place finish
2015 Excel Syracuse University Open: three 1st Place finishes, three 2nd Place finishes
2016 Syracuse Open Martial Arts Tournament: two 1st Place finishes
2016 North American Grappling Association Tournament: one 2nd Place finish
2017 North American Grappling Association Tournament: one 2nd Place finish
2017 Syracuse University Open: one 1st Place finish