The Tennessee Martial Arts University, located on Maryville Highway in Seymour, put itself on display Saturday, opening its doors to visitors while showing off a new ‘traditional oriental garden’ that provides different methods of training and pays tribute to three of the school’s students who have died since 1995.
Michael Garner and his wife, Melisssa Garner, are owners and instructors at the school that specializes in training students in a variety of different forms of marital arts.
George Alexander, a 10th degree black belt from the Chattanooga area, was a guest speaker and instructor at Saturday’s event. Alexander enlightened some of the estimated 100 visitors in disciplines of traditional Okinawan Karate with a demonstration that lasted for more than an hour.
Shawn Mosher, a student at The Tennessee Martial Arts University since relocating to East Tennessee from Oregon in 1995, said Saturday’s open house-type event can only be described as a success for everyone involved.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.