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Humility is something that all martial artists must learn on their journey to succeed at becoming a black belt. We learn very quickly that you cannot be the best 100% of the time.  There will be days where you will drop a weapon, miss the target, lose a sparring match, or even no-change at a […]

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Having a higher level of self-esteems allows a person to see more of the world around them instead of focusing so much on self.  Like we spoke of with gratitude, being thankful for what we have allows us to see more of what others need.  This leads to an outbreak of generosity.  Generosity shows that […]

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Gratitude is the ability to be content with what you have and to be thankful for it.  This aspect of self-esteem flies directly in the face of advertising that tells you to get the newest phone, biggest car, best house, or most expensive clothes.  A person with high self-esteem shows a spirit of gratefulness for […]

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Why Go to Tournaments?

Published: October 4, 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 their families into our community.  Now, this seems more relevant than […]

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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 thing about ATA Martial Arts is that you are joining a […]

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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 with the ability to manage one’s own emotions, enables a leader […]

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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 turn negative self-talk into encouraging self-talk.  The word “can’t” is not […]

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Tae Kwon Do can help students deal with bullying

Published: September 27, 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 2011, bullying is still a major problem affection millions of kids […]

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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 many out there, you and your child might be taking a stab […]

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ATA Tiger Day

Published: September 26, 2016

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 of the cartoon Baeoh and the Bully. This class is FREE and […]

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