Shifu Sumers has inspired more than just a few people.
She was our inspiration for the Sheng Chi Foundation. This website and whole endeavor is a project of the Sheng Chi Foundation.
She was the youngest black belt ever in Shou' Shu'
She was the first in her family to graduate high school, she then went on to college. First in her family to break free of the welfare system and become independent.
At five years old she watched and trained in secret because we told her she was too young. Then she showed us we were wrong when she stepped on the mat at age seven and had memorized the first few belts. She had been watching class and then practicing in secret.
I could go on and on about how wonderful she is and how proud we are of her. But instead I thought I'd share this article with you. I just scanned it and thought you would enjoy it.
There are some really critical points brought up in this article. Critical to how Shou' Shu' training helps people. I hope you notice them. If you do, mention them in the comments.