"ATA Martial Arts has given Hunter the confidence and self-control to grow from a shy, young child to become a strong and healthy teenager!"
"Before I started Taekwondo [ATA Karate], I used to be really shy, and whenever I'd have to do a school project and talk in front of the class, you could barely hear me. I was really nervous. But, since I've started with the ATA [Karate] and the Leadership classes I can talk in front of the class and it has helped."
"The good thing about the ATA [Karate] program is it's a year long program. I mean, everybody usually plays sports, but a lot of people just do one thing, like soccer, basketball, or football. That's a 3 month deal, and the other 9 months they're playing video games. The good think about ATA [Karate] is they can go out there, exercise and be fit all year long."
"A little over a year ago our family was introduced to ATA [Karate] and Martial Arts, and I had no idea the amount of difference it made in our lives."
[ATA Karate] is like a small community. It's a family event when we go. His sister goes, his Dad goes, we support him through it. But, you all support each other, although it is an individual sport…there is a team environment."
"What I really love is the citizenship aspect of it [ATA Karate]. Which is perseverance and integrity. They say a family that kicks together, stays together. Every time after class, it's just so rewarding...and it [ATA Karate] just bonds us together as a family."
"Through the ATA [Karate] I've been able to achieve goals that I will always remember. One of which was earning my State Champion title in 2009. At the end of the season, I did accomplish that goal. I earned my title as a State Champion, and that accomplishment always serves to me as a reminder that, with dedication, confidence and passion, I can accomplish anything that I set my mind to."
"My son started Karate at age 5. He is now a Black Belt at age 7. He was recently diagnosed with a developmental coordination disorder that affects his gross and fine motor skills. His medical provider attributed his Karate training as contributing to his ability to compensate and has been therapeutic!"
"Ryan was spending at least 6-7 hours a day on the computer, but since starting Karate 2 month's ago, he has spent a lot less time on the computer, more time outside – he's a much happier boy! Thanks, guys!"