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ATA Tournament Judging Chevrons & Clinics

ATA Black Belts who are interested in earning their judging chevrons must complete the following four steps, in addition to meeting the basic rank and age requirements shown at the end of this article. We suggest that you talk to your Chief Instructor first to discuss the tournament experience s/he will require you to have […]

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Back to School with a Winning Martial Arts Attitude Part 1

The most important class your kids can take this semester covers a lot of territory – history, philosophy, geography, physics, business etiquette, speech, and of course P.E. But it isn’t held in the schoolroom – it happens every day at your local martial arts school! While academic studies are vital for growing minds and bodies,…

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Summer is a Great Time to Get Started in the Martial Arts Part 2

Another great benefit of a martial arts summer is the many opportunities presented during the season of fun. Chances abound to compete in tournaments, to play, learn, and socialize in day camps, to show off new skills at community events, and to be seen as emerging leaders. A wide range of summer activities keeps boredom…

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Summer is a Great Time to Get Started in the Martial Arts Part 1

Joining a martial arts program during the summer months provides a healthy, helpful activity that does much more for students than simply passing the time until school resumes. Summertime. It’s the season for vacations. Weddings. Picnics. Fun in the sun. And of course, martial arts! For many people, summer is the ideal time to enroll…

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