Every year 200-300 instructors and students from all over the U.S. and Canada come to Herkimer, NY for a weekend of fun, friendship, and training. Participants have even come from India, New Zealand, Venezuela, and Japan! Super Summers is open to any martial artist regardless of style, system, or affiliation.
SSS has hosted some of the world's most famous martial artists including:
Wally Jay, Joe Lewis, Bill Wallace, Tak Kubota, Fumio Demura, Kathy Long, Raffy Pambuan, Kevin Thompson, Tony Blauer, Mike Bernardo, Jean Frenette, Christine Rodrizuez, Tadashi Yamashita, Gary Alexander, Tom Muzila, Ed Melaugh, Tokey Hill, Leonardo Xavier, Higan Machado, Larry Tatum, Casey Marks, Hidy Ochiai, Mike Pombiero, Francis Fong, Kurt Pellegrino, Kiyoshi Nishime, George Alexander, Michael Campos, Relson Gracie, Michael DePasquale Jr., Scott Sonnon, George Mattson, Alain Sailly, Jean-yves Theriault, John Therien, and Dave Kovar.
In addition to special guest instructors each of the approximately twenty-five top notch staff instructors offer over fifty seminars where the participants learn techniques and training methods as varied as Aikido, Ju-Jitsu, Pencak Silat, Escrima, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, TaeKwonDo, Tai Chi, ZDK system, Shotokan, Goju,, Muay Thai, Grappling, Sparring, Boxing, etc.. Additionally seminars are offered on topics like fitness and flexibility, business operations, instructional skills, and the psychological and law enforcement aspects of the martial arts.
Super Summer Seminars, (one of the longest continuously running camps), has also long been recognized as one of the best camps available for program, organization, and value. Professor Wally Jay called it “one of the best camps in the country."