Karate for Kids

There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. We have developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called “Karate for Kids”. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as:

  • Friendship
  • Perseverance
  • Self-Control
  • Confidence
  • Courtesy
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Self-Esteem

Martial Arts for Adults

We train all students even adults, to the best of their ability. Some adults come to us in shape, while others have come to us 100 pounds overweight! Most come to us with limited flexibility. Adults start at any age. We have had some adults who started as late as their 60’s, and still earned their Black Belts! As a student, you are looked upon as an individual, never compared to anyone else. Our instructors will be there every step of the way. All that is expected of you is a willingness to try. In addition, a Taekwondo class will provide you with a vigorous workout that will develop both your strength and stamina. Many Adults find Taekwondo to be the perfect outlet to release all of the stresses and frustrations that can build up every day!

ATA Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a non-agressive and ethical system of self-defense. Taekwondo developed over 1,000 years ago and has since spread internationally to become one of the world’s most successful and popular martial arts. Its practitioners enjoy physical and mental discipline, as well as excellent fitness and the ability to defend themselves if necessary. Taekwondo is not only a combat sport, but is also a way of life for enthusiasts around the globe. Counting both the U.S. and worldwide, the American Taekwondo Association has over 1,500 independently owned and operated licensed schools and clubs, and have registered over one million students since the ATA’s inception in 1969.

Benefits of Taekwondo

TMA Events & Class Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
16.30
Tiny Tigers - Level 1
Level 1
16.30
Black Belt Club
Purple - Red
16.30
Tiny Tigers - Level 1
Level 1
16.30
Black Belt Club
Purple - Red
16.30
Tiny Tigers - Level 1
Level 1
16.30
16.45
17.00
Tiny Tigers - Level 2 & 3
Level 2 & 3
17.00
Leaders
Orange – Red
17.00
+ (CIT)
Tiny Tigers - Level 2 & 3
Level 2 & 3
17.00
Leaders
Orange – Red
17.00
+ (CIT)
Tiny Tigers - Level 2 & 3
Level 2 & 3
17.00
17.15
17.30
17.45
Black Belt Club
Orange - Green
17.45
White Belt
Basics
17.45
All Ages
Black Belt Club
Orange - Green
17.45
White Belt
Basics
17.45
All Ages
Black Belt Club
Orange - Green
17.45
18.00
18.15
Leaders
Orange - Green
18.15
Rec BB – 2nd Rec
18.15
Leaders
Orange - Green
18.15
Rec BB – 2nd Rec
18.15
Leaders
Orange - Green
18.15
18.30
18.45
19.00
Leaders
Purple -Red
19.00
Family Class
19.00
Leaders
Purple -Red
19.00
19.15
Leaders
JUNIOR DEMO TEAM
19.15
Leaders
JUNIOR DEMO TEAM
19.15
19.30
19.45
Adult - All Belts
All Belts
19.45
Leaders
TEEN DEMO TEAM
19.45
Adult - All Belts
All Belts
19.45
Leaders
TEEN DEMO TEAM
19.45
Adult - All Belts
All Belts
19.45
20.00
20.15

Monday

  • Tiny Tigers - Level 1
    16.30 - 17.00
  • Tiny Tigers - Level 2 & 3
    17.00 - 17.45
  • Black Belt Club
    17.45 - 18.15
  • Leaders
    18.15 - 19.00
  • Leaders
    19.00 - 19.45
  • Adult - All Belts
    19.45 - 20.30

Tuesday

  • Black Belt Club
    16.30 - 17.00
  • Leaders
    17.00 - 17.45
  • White Belt
    17.45 - 18.15
  • Rec BB – 2nd Rec
    18.15 - 19.15
  • Leaders
    19.15 - 19.45
  • Leaders
    19.45 - 20.15

Wednesday

  • Tiny Tigers - Level 1
    16.30 - 17.00
  • Tiny Tigers - Level 2 & 3
    17.00 - 17.45
  • Black Belt Club
    17.45 - 18.15
  • Leaders
    18.15 - 19.00
  • Family Class
    19.00 - 19.45
  • Adult - All Belts
    19.45 - 20.30

Thursday

  • Black Belt Club
    16.30 - 17.00
  • Leaders
    17.00 - 17.45
  • White Belt
    17.45 - 18.15
  • Rec BB – 2nd Rec
    18.15 - 19.15
  • Leaders
    19.15 - 19.45
  • Leaders
    19.45 - 20.15

Friday

  • Tiny Tigers - Level 1
    16.30 - 17.00
  • Tiny Tigers - Level 2 & 3
    17.00 - 17.45
  • Black Belt Club
    17.45 - 18.15
  • Leaders
    18.15 - 19.00
  • Leaders
    19.00 - 19.45
  • Adult - All Belts
    19.45 - 20.30
No classes available!
Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

LEARN SONGAHM TAEKWONDO

“Martial Art” is a broad term encompassing the many styles of physical discipline (fighting) arts that have been developed over the centuries. To say that the style of Songahm Taekwondo is just another “martial art” would be an oversimplified explanation of the world’s largest centrally administered martial art.

This system of teaching and training is unique in the martial arts community. During its early years, the ATA used the Chahng-hun style of forms (also used by the International Taekwondo Federation). But although this style was widely accepted in the Taekwondo community, Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee felt that its forms did not accurately reflect Taekwondo — particularly the strength and beauty of Taekwondo kicking techniques.

As a result, he believed the forms contributed little to the Taekwondo curriculum. For example, white belts were expected to know front kicks and side kicks, but no front kick appeared until the third (yellow belt) form, and there was no side kick until the form after that! From 1983 to 1990, Eternal Grand Master introduced the eighteen Songahm forms.

These forms are part of a fully-integrated curriculum, in which everything a student learns reinforces everything else. The forms contain all or nearly all of the techniques that students are expected to know at each rank, the one-step sparring segments complement the forms, and all of these patterns lead logically to the movements required for each succeeding rank.

The Songahm curriculum facilitates a smooth progression from one rank to the next, so that students who begin Taekwondo feeling they’ll never be able to do a simple block (for example) suddenly find themselves a few years later doing 360-degree jumping kicks with ease. Songahm Taekwondo also focuses on personal development of the mind and body. To say it is just self-defense would be to lose most of the valuable ideas and philosophy behind this ancient art. The heightened capacity for self-defense resulting from our Taekwondo is really a fringe benefit that is gained by dedicating one’s self to the values, philosophy and training of Songahm Taekwondo.

When learning, a student is in a true, traditional Taekwondo class, focusing not just on the physical but also on discipline, honor, self-control, respect, courtesy and perseverance. A beginner does not focus on being a skilled martial artist within a month or two, as a strong foundation in Taekwondo must be built first.

Trying to advance beyond your level without proper guidance is like building a house on concrete that has not dried. Though the house may still stand, the foundation would not be as strong and the appearance of the house may not be as presentable. The ATA curriculum helps build a strong foundation of Songahm Taekwondo in each person, a foundation from which advancement in both the martial art (mind and body) and in self defense can be built and added on to in perpetuity.