The school¶s proximity to your home or work should seriously betaken into consideration prior to enrolling into a program.6.
Martial arts schools vary in the type of equipment and amenitiesthey offer.
oes the school appear clean
? Are the
required to wear safety gear?7.
Class Sizes and Schedule.
Many new students prefer to be part of a larger class, rather than a small class as the energy levels of the class are higher; however, the benefits of asmaller class should not be overlooked. You will also want to ask when classes areoffered, how long are the classes, and can your class schedule be
flexible if needed
uality of KarateInstruction.
Is the instructor certified? What rank do they hold? Howlong have they been in
? Who is their senior instructor and how often do theytrain with him/her? Are they certified by a
National Martial Arts Organization
What age can my child start? Are the classes separated by ageand/or belt level? Are you looking for a family class?10.
How often do you test for rank? What are the requirements? Is my rank nationally recognized? Can I transfer out of the area to another academy with the same
Karate style and curriculum
rice of Instruction.
Prices vary depending on the program. Ask about paid in fulloptions, many times this will not only save you money, but it will also include free gear or a considerable discount. Be sure to ask questions, the instructor should be receptive toyour questions and answer in a clear matter. Is everything discussed, well documentedwithin the membership agreement?12.
Variety of KARATE programs.
Search for a school that offers multiple programs for the entire family from pre-school to adults.
Changing Lives ATA KARATE have a 3 day Free Trial Offer to new students. For moreinformation visitwww.atakick.com. Call today for a free introductory class.
After visitingwww.ATAONLINE.comwe noticed there were over 1,
00 ATA schools in theUnited States, five of them are owned and operated locally in
Virginia Beach and Chesapeakeby Tracy Lee Thomas.
Many of his schools were or are still in the
Top Ten KARATEAcademies in the nation
. Master Tracy Thomas has been an outstanding member of the ATAsince 1980 where he began his training in
. At age 17, he owned and operatedhis first
academy in Racine for several years before moving to
where he ran and operated one ATA school and two ATA clubs.
owns both the
ATA Karate and Krav Maga licenses
for the regional ATA area.
ATA Karate Academies
Offers the following programs:
re- School Students: Teaching ATA Starter Life Skills
Tiny Tigers: ages 3-6 years old
School Age Students: Teaching ATA Reality Based Life Skills
Better Grades-Self Discipline-Respect-Enhanced Focus skills