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Belief is Trust – “Yes, I Can!”

Published: April 23, 2018

This cycle, we are focusing on the life skill of belief.  We know that belief is the “Yes, I Can” attitude that makes all accomplishment possible.  Nobody in history has accomplished anything by believing that they were going to fail.  In ATA Martial Arts, we learn to develop a positive self-talk that allows us to […]

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4 tips for parenting children with ADHD

Published: February 9, 2017

If your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, know that you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 percent of children between the ages of 4 and 17 were diagnosed with ADHD in 2011. Parenting children with this disorder can definitely be challenging and – at times – overwhelming. Here are four […]

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Setting SMART Goals Part 4 – Achievable

Published: January 11, 2017

When setting a goal, it is important to make sure that the goal is able to be accomplished in a realistic time frame.  Keeping your goal achievable helps to make sure that you do not discouraged and consider yourself a failure. We, the owners of Sulphur Springs ATA, are big fans of the show “The […]

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Setting SMART Goals Part 3 – Motivating

Published: January 6, 2017

In setting a SMART Goal for the new year, the step that seems the most obvious is this step.  However, many times we set goals in our lives for all the wrong reasons.  We let outside pressures cause us to create goals that we are not fully committed to. In  setting a goal, it must […]

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Martial Arts and Stress Relief

Published: November 2, 2016

Most people consider all martial art forms including Taekwondo, as just a fighting tool because of the way it is depicted in movies and television shows. The ATA martial arts class uses many techniques and skills to help individuals reduce stress. One of these techniques is the Songahm breathing techniques. How martial arts relieves stress […]

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Women and martial arts

Published: October 26, 2016

Martial arts have such a wide range of benefits, from increased physical strength to enhanced focus. The pros of learning these crafts are apparent for all ages and genders. However, an increasing number of women are racking up their belts and pursuing what used to be a male-dominated sport. The Hairpin interviewed Denise Williams, the former head […]

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ATA and Autism Speaks

Published: October 14, 2016

From autismspeaks.org The American Taekwondo Association (ATA) is proud to offer martial arts training specifically for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at over 1,000 independently owned and operated licensed locations in the U.S. and abroad. Certified instructors in the ATA already have been successful working with kids with ASD and other special needs for […]

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Since more than one-third of children and adolescents in the U.S. are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s always inspiring when a young person take steps to get healthier. That’s exactly what Irving Candelaria Jr., a 12-year-old from Northlake, Illinois, did. Since enrolling in karate classes at WhirlWin Martial Arts in […]

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Video – Martial Arts and Self-Esteem Part 3

Published: October 12, 2016

Physical insecurities aren’t the only things that contribute to low self-esteem, though. Many people feel as if they aren’t successful or powerful enough in their lives, contributing to their negative self-image. Martial arts also addresses this concern. While martial arts competitions do exist, the practice itself isn’t necessarily competitive. It’s meant to be a learning […]

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Video – Martial Arts and Self-Esteem Part 2

Published: October 11, 2016

Martial arts is a fantastic workout. It’s exciting and challenging, allowing you to push your body to new limits every day. Practicing martial arts gets you very in-tune with your body, and you learn to appreciate all that it does for you. Before joining martial arts classes, people may be self-conscious about their clumsiness. However, […]

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