The Tiny Tiger program was developed specifically for preschool age children ages 3 through 6. This program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. In addition, the program is designed to improve children’s motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions. All classes are taught using the most safe, fun and exciting instruction methods available for this age group. This program works in conjunction with the Karate for Kids program, thereby emphasizing the same important monthly themes and value system. Just like the Karate for Kids program, Tiny Tigers have their own unique Victory Patch and “Victory Stars”. Stars are earned in the same way as the Karate for Kids program, with slight modifications in recognition of the preschool age of the child.
The rank and testing system used by the Tigers is slightly different than that of the Karate for Kids. Tigers can earn eight collectable animal patches to display on their belts as follows: Tiger for orange belt; Cheetah for yellow; Lion for camoflage; Eagle for green; Phoenix for purple; Dragon for blue; Cobra for Brown; and the Panther for Red. All patches can be displayed on each belt as the student advances in rank.
There are many reasons for Kids to become involved in the Martial Arts. Songahm Taekwondo has developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids. In addition to physical training, the students are taught to avoid confrontation at all costs. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as:
In addition to monthly themes, our system includes the unique Victory Patch. Students are rewarded special “Victory Stars” to place on the Victory Patch in colors of Red, Blue, Silver and Gold for outstanding performance in Taekwondo class, School, at Home etc
Teen and adult students are trained to the best of their ability. Some students are in shape, while others are as much as 100 pounds overweight. As many can have limited flexibility, every effort is made to ensure that curriculum can be achieved by everyone. Adults start at any age, some as late as age 65, and have earned their black belts. Every student is looked upon as an individual and encouraged to do their best. All that is expected is that you have a willingness to try.
The Leadership Program is a core program which has curriculum that incorporates lifeskills such as Discipline, Respect, Honesty, Belief, Self-Esteem, and Communication, while focusing on ATA Xtreme maneuvers and special weapons training.
The ATA Legacy Program is a step above Leadership as it takes the Leadership skills, both mental and physical to the next level by giving students the training to pass their knowledge on the others to create their own legacy. It’s the perfect mix of personal development and physical training for the elite student.
Ssahng Jeol Bong (Nunchucku) - gives students a solid foundation in the basics of Ssahng Jeol Bong and helps them understand how this exciting weapon works. As with other weapons, the benefits include improved upper body development, better hand-eye coordination, increased concentration and a great deal of fun.
Bahng Mahng Ee (Single Stick), Double Bahng Mahng Ee (Double Stick) – offers students the basics for training in just about any weapons system. It also helps develop hand-eye coordination and is great physical exercise.
Jahng Bong (Long Staff) – is one of the most effective long range weapons used in early Korea. Besides learning this beautiful weapon, the benefits include increased self-defense skills and tremendous upper body strength, as well as improved concentration, coordination, focus, and self-confidence.
Ssahng Nat (Coma) – along with developing coordination, these hand held weapons use a variety of martial arts techniques coupled with several new skills to challenge the student both physically and mentally.
Oh Sung Do (Broad Sword) – this elegant weapon gives the student challenges to further their physical conditioning and fluid motion.