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Why Go to Tournaments?

October 4th, 2016

Looking back, I wrote this article over two years ago at the beginning of the 2014 tournament season.  At that time, we were preparing to host our very own tournament, which turned out to be a great success that brought over 600 competitors and …

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8 Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 4 – Accountability

October 4th, 2016
8 Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 4 – Accountability

Accountability is the word that is rarely used these days.  In a climate where everyone is blaming other people for everything, martial arts teaches students to be accountable for their actions. Every action in life has a consequence whether negative or positive.  The great …

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8 Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 3 – Self-Awareness

October 3rd, 2016
8 Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 3 – Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is the ability to see your own strengths and weaknesses.  Knowing where you are naturally strong allows you to highlights those strengths while working to improve your weaknesses.  As Richard Daft says in his book The Leadership Experience “A high level of self-awareness, combined …

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8 Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 2 – Positive Attitude

September 30th, 2016
8 Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 2 – Positive Attitude

Martial Arts Students learn to develop a “yes I can” attitude in everything that they do.  That development begins by building confidence that goals can be achieved through a combination of hard work and belief in self. Through the martial arts, students learn to …

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8 Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 1 – Confidence

September 29th, 2016
8 Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 1 – Confidence

At Sulphur Springs ATA Martial Arts, we teach that self-esteem is the “joy of being myself.”  Numerous studies have shown how martial arts boosts self-esteem in children and adults who train over a long period of time.  As we draw near to the end …

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Martial arts and self-esteem: Part 1

September 28th, 2016

Low self-esteem is a problem that plagues many people, young and old. With unrealistic expectations about their abilities, bodies and  more, it’s no surprise that so many people have issues with how they view themselves. While there is no quick fix for self-esteem problems, there are ways …

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Tae Kwon Do can help students deal with bullying

September 27th, 2016

Forty-nine percent of nearly 1,300 of young people between 14-24 who participated in a recent study by MTV and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research admitted to having experienced digital abuse. While this number is down seven percentage points from a similar survey in …

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How to register for belt testing using KickSite

September 26th, 2016

As we approach testing time, please allow me to familiarize you with a FREE benefit of your KickSite student account.  Today, I will show you how to register and pay for your belt testing using Kicksite. (Please note: only option 1 packages are available …

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Planning extracurricular activities for your child

September 26th, 2016

The beginning of the school year also means you will be enrolling your kids in extracurricular activities. If you want your child to be physically active, a sport is probably at the top of your list. But which ones do you choose? With so …

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ATA Tiger Day

September 26th, 2016
ATA Tiger Day

We proudly invite every child ages 4-7 in Hopkins and surround counties to come try our world-renowned ATA Tigers program in person at our 2016 World ATA Tiger Day.  We will have a special class that everyone will enjoy, games, prizes, and a special viewing …

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