The Leadership Program was developed by the ATA to develop future leaders, not only for the ATA, but for the community and for America.
"Making America Strong One Black Belt Leader at a Time!"
Our Leadership Program is our highest level program. Students in our Leadership Program have not only committed themselves to train to the rank of Black Belt and beyond, they have also committed themselves to being leaders, not only in our school, but in life. These students are working to share the benefits of martial arts training, by being leaders for others to follow and setting a standard of "Black Belt Leadership Excellence" in all that they do in life.
We have two separate Leadership Programs, one for Karate for Kids and one for Adults. Each of these programs are designed to fit the needs of each of these separate age groups.
Leadership Program members wear a special collar on their uniform: Red/White/Blue for Junior Leaders and Red for Adult Leaders. This collar represents their commitment to being a leader. They also receive a special Leadership Patch to be worn on the left sleeve of their uniform. These symbols act as visual reminders to keep the students focused, and to remind them that they are role models who others will want to follow.
Leadership Program members have a special Leadership Class to attend (see schedule). During these special Leadership Classes, students will learn advanced Leadership ATA Life Skills such as perserverence and self esteem, Leadership Skills - such as goal setting, casting a vision, and being proactive, learn advanced double (foam tool) weapon techniques and XMA (Xtreme Martial Arts) Forms.
Junior Leadership for Karate for Kids
Our Junior Leadership Program for Karate for Kids is designed to teach children ages 7-12 how to lead in school rather than just follow the crowd. It teaches our kids to resist peer pressure and do the right thing. Our Junior Leaders learn how to set an example and be a role model. Junior Leaders have opportunities to assist in classes and act as role models for other students. Older Junior Leaders are encouraged to mentor younger students and teach them by setting an example.
Our Adult Leadership Program is designed to teach adults how to succeed, not only in Taekwondo, but in all areas of their lives. Adult Leaders learn skills such as being proactive, goal setting, presenting themselves as leaders, and guiding and mentoring others. Adult Leaders may assist in Taekwondo classes to gain experience leading others and being a mentor to lower ranking students. Learning the skills to assist, guide, and ultimately lead others is invaluable to any one succeeding in life.
Our Leadership Program is committed to develop future leaders to make our community and America strong now and in the future