Triumph Martial Arts, a long-standing business in the Pella community, has been honored with the prestigious 2021 Standing Ovation Award by the Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance (PACE Alliance). This recognition is a testament to Triumph Martial Arts’ unwavering dedication to keeping Pella open and safe during the challenging times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PACE Alliance, committed to fostering economic growth and community well-being, proudly acknowledges those who went above and beyond in ensuring Pella’s resilience during the pandemic. The 2021 Impact Awards, also known as the “Standing Ovation” awards, were bestowed upon individuals and organizations nominated by PACE members who creatively navigated the complex situations and challenges posed by COVID-19.
Triumph Martial Arts stood out among the honorees, showcasing their outstanding qualities of problem-solving, adaptability, ingenuity, resourcefulness, teamwork, generosity, and out-of-the-box thinking. These attributes enabled Triumph Martial Arts to not only sustain its operations but also contribute to the overall well-being of the community throughout the pandemic.
Triumph Martial Arts, led by Matt and Chris White, demonstrated remarkable flexibility and adaptability by swiftly adapting their training programs to virtual formats to accommodate social distancing guidelines. They leveraged technology to continue providing martial arts instruction and mentorship to their students, ensuring that valuable life skills and physical fitness were not compromised during the pandemic.
Moreover, Triumph Martial Arts extended their generosity by offering free classes to the Pella community, promoting safety and well-being during these uncertain times. Their commitment to keeping Pella open and safe exemplifies the spirit of community and collaboration that the PACE Alliance strives to celebrate.
In response to receiving the 2021 Standing Ovation Award, Matt White of Triumph Martial Arts expressed gratitude, saying, “We are deeply honored to receive this recognition from the PACE Alliance. It has been our privilege to serve the Pella community, and we are committed to continuing our efforts to make Pella a safe and vibrant place for everyone.”
The PACE Alliance’s Impact Award ceremony celebrates the remarkable contributions made by individuals and organizations. Triumph was proud to receive this award alongside; George’s Pizza & Steakhouse, Families First of Pella, and Hearthstone, a ministry of WesleyLife.
You can read more information about the PACE Award program here.
Triumph Martial Arts is a martial arts and self-defense school with locations in Pella, IA and Clive, IA. We specialize in Carlos Machado Jiu-Jitsu, KMF-AC Krav Maga, and ATA Martial Arts. We feature award winning programs for kids and adults under the direction of internationally-certified instructors.