Our Programs

Why Karate for Children?

SELF-CONFIDENCE: Not every child has self-confidence, but it can be developed over time! We help children set goals and meet those accomplishments. As our students progress through the program, they advance at their own pace. They are judged individually and not against others, giving them the confidence they need and deserve.

SELF-DEFENSE: Children’s self-defense takes many forms. Taekwondo teaches children to think instead of panic in potentially serious situations. We focus on how to react to real life situations in our classes.

BETTER GRADES: Being a Karate Kid helps children be better students. Our program emphasizes important success skills that enhance learning such as following directions, paying attention and participating everyday!

EVERY CHILD IS A WINNER: At our Karate for Kids Center, every child can be a winner! We encourage all children to reach for their own potential so no child ever gets left behind. Every child gets to participate everyday!

COORDINATION: Karate challenges the entire body, developing coordination, balance, agility and poise, elements often required in many team sports available to children in this age group.

LOTS OF FUN!: Karate lessons are a dynamic and challenging approach to the martial arts. Whether your child is athletic, awkward, outgoing or shy, we have just the program. Why not give it a try?



We have several programs for a variety of purposes, ranging from basic martial arts, to self defense, to esteem and life skills building and more. Over the years, the ATA has come to realize that there are many reasons for studying Songahm Taekwondo, and we have worked hard to develop programs that will help realize these goals rather than forcing our students into one, linear area of study and practice.

Songahm Taekwondo itself is always evolving, and as such we will always develop new programs and update our existing programs to ensure our students have as much access to the different aspects of Songahm Taekwondo as possible.



For students interested in acheiving their Black Belt and expanding their Martial Arts training, we offer several challenging and rewarding levels of instruction.

In conjunction with learning technical forms and self-defense, students in the advanced programs develop skills in sparring and use of weapons. These students strive to lead by example, demonstrating the behavior, character and motivation of a black belt.



At Karate for Kids Family Centers, we build future leaders of America for a better tomorrow.

The Junior Trainee Instructor Program and Trainee Instructor Program work together to prepare interested students for instructor certification. Trainee Instructors are people who enjoy teaching others or who are interested in a career in the martial arts. This program encourages students to set higher goals and develop a deeper understanding of taekwondo