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Pre-School Karate

Age appropriate programs aimed at developing physical and mental capabilities.

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Karate For Kids

Children can learn martial arts in a safe and stress free environment.

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Adult Martial Arts

Learn self-confidence, weight loss, better bodies, sharper minds, and valuable life skills

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Positive thinking is powerful

What has Taekwondo done for me or meant to me. 1. A sense of self confidence more than I thought I could have. 2. An appreciation for those who show respect to others. 3. Courage. Who would have thought that I could set the goal to start ups a new real estate company, leave my Continue Reading

Tracee L. March 15, 2017

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Fine examples of leaders, motivators and caring individuals

Talon had just turned 9 a couple months before; he was very excited. He went from a boy who had difficulty trying new things to someone who competed for the first time at Worlds (Big Tournament). He has never missed a testing and shows his dedication the sport; even when he has other deadlines for Continue Reading

Michelle C. March 15, 2017

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Made Good friends and learned Self-Discipline

After trying the first class I found it to be self rewarding. To do things that I couldn't do. Since my first class, I have made a lot of good friends and I have learned self-dicipline which has rolled over to my school work. Respect for myself and others, and I will continue to reach Continue Reading

Jessica B. March 15, 2017

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Kindness and Positive Feedback

I started ATA Black Belt Academy because my friend Nick invited me. I wanted to be a Black Belt. The kindness and positive feed back from my instructors helped build my self-esteem with phrases like "I'm a great kid" and "do the right thing" I also learned self control, achieved goals in school. I became Continue Reading

Brandon H. March 15, 2017


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Message from School Owner Shane Bosstick

There are a few simple things that make a good martial arts school a great one. We work our hardest every day to fulfill those things, and give our students the best experience we possibly can. Here’s what it takes, and what you can expect when you walk through our doors for the first time:

Knowledgeable, Passionate Instructors

When hand-picking our instructors, we look for a few key traits: passion for martial arts, passion for teaching, a great personality, and expertise. Our instructors truly care about you and your experience. They’re here for every question you have and every challenge that arises.

They’ll push you to try your hardest, and motivate you to surpass your limits. Nothing beats having a great teacher – and we have the best.

A Sense of Community

Finally, it takes the right people to make an amazing community. The environment of our school attracts people who are open-minded, enjoy socializing with one another, and enjoy having fun. The parents whose kids train with us are caring and supportive. The adults who train with us are kind and fun. It’s like a family here, and we’d love for you to become a part of it.


“Body Composition Tested” Martial Artists Free-Spar Obesity and WIN!

There are many ways to accurately assess whether a person is clinically overweight or obese, one of the easiest being body composition testing. Testing can be very helpful in combatting obesity when performed properly and safeguards followed. Likewise, there are many ways to curb the incline of obesity rates nationwide, one of the overall best […]

Krav Maga is Modern, Close Quarters Self-Defense

Krav Maga is roughly translated from Hebrew to mean “close quarter fighting.” It is a highly effective martial art that utilizes a combination of strikes, grapples, throws, locks and holds. Krav Maga originated from street fighting techniques of Jewish gangs defending themselves in the tough ghettos of Bratislav in the 1930s. Krav Maga was developed […]

Karate Kids Are Good Grade Go-Getters

Martial Arts training and academic training have a common goal. That goal is to create a transformation in attitude and action within a student, leading to a successful, productive member of the community. In school, achievement is rewarded with higher scores or good grades. Training develops those qualities and habits necessary to meet the rigorous […]

Increase the Quality and Results of Your Physical Fitness Routine

A professionally-taught Karate program can yield better specific and overall results from your personal investment (time, effort, and money) in a supervised physical fitness regimen. Martial Arts schools have been helping adults and children improve the quality of their lives for some time, with tangible, enduring, life-improving outcomes for many students of all ages. Taking […]