In June 2018, while at IKD World Camp, Sensei Chris Troch received news that his dojo in Sault Ste. Marie suffered damage from a fire. Several IKD members and people of the community came together to help out.  

The dojo was started around 1982 by Sensei Carlos Salinas. Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai first visited the dojo around 1984. In 1985 the dojo was visited by Shihan Nakayama and Shihan Okazaki.

In 1989, Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai acquired the dojo but it became too difficult to travel eight hours to teach. In the 2000’s, Sensei Troch took over.

On Monday Night, Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai was on hand for the opening of the refurbished SSM dojo. The dojo hosted a clinic, grading and potluck. Sensei Chris was presented with a carved wooden IKD plague to hang in the dojo.  

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