Sorce Martial Arts owner Peter Sorce is celebrating 20 years of operating a martial arts school and 35 years of martial arts training this month.
And in doing so, they have become an anchor for our downtown and city, an example of the opportunity for small business in South Milwaukee.
Please join me in congratulating Pete and his team on these milestones!
From the press release …
Sorce Martial Arts owner Peter Sorce is celebrating 20 years of operating a martial arts school and 35 years of martial arts training this month. His commitment to training and teaching the values of martial arts to others has had a positive impact on his students and the community in which he serves.
“Dedication, commitment and the love of martial arts training came easily to me,” says Sorce, who holds rank in three distinct martial art styles, all of which are taught at his school. A lifelong resident of the south shore and former electrical engineer, Sorce started his martial arts training as a young kid in Taekwondo. Now, he holds a 6th degree black belt in Taekwondo, a 2nd degree black belt in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and is recognized as Katalungan Guru in the Inayan System of Eskrima.
Sorce credits his team of instructors, mentors and students for the school’s longevity and success. “In the beginning, I taught every class, enrolled every student and sent every email. As the school expanded, I quickly learned that I couldn’t do everything,” he says. Now, there are two full-time instructors, three part-time instructors and a part-time office/program manager. There is also a leadership team of about two dozen instructors, assistants and junior leaders.
Over the past 20 years, the school has grown in size, programs offered and number of students. It currently serves about 300 students, including families, adults and kids. Adults make up about a third of the students. Teachers, health care professionals, fire fighters, police officers, military veterans and IT professionals all train for self-improvement and the benefits martial arts provides.