We offer what we strongly believe is the best martial art in the world. Taekwondo is an exciting and powerful martial art known for its dynamic kicking and hand techniques. Although these martial arts techniques are centuries old, our programs are always updated to keep pace with a rapidly changing world. ATA Taekwondo is also very effective for physical fitness, discipline and building self-esteem. We are now open 6 days a week in our new Studio at the La Cantada Village, on Staples, near Yorktown at 7426 South Staples Str. Suite 204.
INTRODUCTION: The ATA Black Belt Academy is a member of one of the world’s largest martial arts organizations, the World Traditional Taekwondo Union (WTTU). The United States affiliate of the WTTU is the American Taekwondo Association [ATA]. At the ATA Black Belt Academy, we are not only interested in teaching self defense, we are interested in the complete personal development of each student. Taekwondo is for every-one, we train adults, as well as children.
Our goal is to inspire each and every member to achieve Black Belt Excellence by providing;
**** A comprehensive martial arts curriculum.
**** Highly skilled and motivated Instructors.
**** A state of the art training facility.
— Classes are conducted or under direct supervision of
two ATA, WTTU, STF World Champions
— M. Ackermann, and Z. G. Perez.
— Olympic training clinics / camps available trough ATA
and International staff conducted at WTTU / ATA
Our instructors are WTTU, STF, ATA certified. Our trainee instructors receive certification only after an FBI background check, three (3) year rigorous training period under the supervision of a certified instructor, and attendance at international instructor certification (boot) camps, and seminars. You and your children are guaranteed to receive the best and safest training available anywhere. All our instructors are First Aid and CPR certified!
We train our students to the best of their ability. Some come to us in shape while others as much as 100 pounds overweight. As a student you are looked upon as an individual and never compared to anyone else. Our instructors will be with you every step of the way. All that is expected of you is a willingness to try.
Self Defense Training:
** Empty hand – defense.
** Weapon attack – defense.
** Pressure point control tactics (PPCT).
** Judo / Jiu Jitsu / Hapkido.
** Ground Fighting.
** S.H.A.R.P. (Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention).
** Weight Loss and Conditioning.
** Kick boxing.
** Nutrition consulting.
** Single and double nunchaku (Ssahng Jeol Bong).
** Single & double Short Staff / Escrema.
** Long staff, Mid and Long Range (Jahng Bong).
** Kama ( Double Ssahng Nat)
** Broad Sword
** Samurai Sword
** Knife throwing.
** Combat Weapon Sparring
** ATA – IMA (Integrated Martial Arts)
** The latest – XTREME MARTIAL ARTS [ ATA - XMA ]
In addition to our monthly themes, our system includes the unique “Victory Patch” and kids are awarded special “victory stars”.
*** Blue — Monthly themes, weekly lessons, classroom
*** Gold — Academic achievements, or significant
*** Red — Tournament participation.
*** Silver — Special performance awards.
To show our support for educational excellence, students are awarded the ‘A-Team’ patch for straight A’s from their school, to wear on their uniform.
The Tiny Tiger program was developed specifically for preschool age children (3 to 6). The program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect and discipline. Just like the Karate for Kids program, Tiny Tigers have their own unique “Victory Patch” and “victory stars”. Stars are earned similar to the K4-K with slight modifications in recognition of the preschool age child.
—- The Tiger —- The Eagle
—- The Cheetah —- The Phoenix
—- The Lion —- The Cobra
—- The Panther —- The Dragon
All five patches, as earned, can be displayed on the child’s collar.
We provide four (4) weeks of classes for only $49.95 prior to joining the Academy. This will serve as a trial period before the student decides to join. During the trial period, we will provide you with all the information on our programs for you to make an informed decision.
New students: A one year membership fee of 45.00 allows you to join the ATA / WTTU international organization. You will receive a welcome letter, membership card and a quarterly magazine “The Way of Taekwondo” from our headquarters. We provide a discount for multiple family members.
The rank system is divided into 4 major levels: I, II, III, IV
Level I: White, Orange, Yellow belts.
Level II: Camouflage, Green, Purple belts.
Level III: Blue, Brown, Red belts.
Level IV: All Black belts.
Note: Level II and above join one of the advanced
programs: Black Belt Club, or Leadership Program.
Every 8 to 9 weeks the eligible students are tested for higher rank and upon successful completion are awarded their new belt and certificate from our ATA / WTTU International Headquarters.
ATA Black Belt Academy “Building Strong Bodies and Clear Minds”
ATA Black Belt Academy
Monday, thru Friday 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Saturday – 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon
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