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Parents & Educators


Through my Taekwondo training I've learned how to defend myself, but as a Leadership student, I also received advanced lessons with traditional weapons. I never imagined that using something as simple as a Bo Staff could be so empowering! Although I hope I never have to defend myself against an attacker, I now have the confidence and ability to do so.
–Christina Morales, Brown Belt, 18 years old

Partners & Associates

In recent months ATA Headquarters has received several questions pertaining to the participation of certain programs and individuals. To alleviate any confusion, effective immediately we are instituting the new logos below for clarification purposes. These will be used to identify an "ATA Headquarters Authorized Vendor" or an "ATA Headquarters Endorsed Program". Examples of an "Authorized Vendor" would include; WMA, SCS, Zebra Mats. Examples of  "Endorsed Programs" would include; Autism Speaks, Olweus, and The President's Challenge. We are proud to be announcing more exciting programs and vendors soon.

If you have been solicited by anyone or any messaging that does not include these logos, they are simply NOT ATA Headquarters approved or in any way official business.

These logos are not to be used or replicated by anyone outside of ATA Headquarters. Only after a vendor or program has been properly vetted by ATA Headquarters and proven beneficial for our licensees will it then be allowed to display the appropriate approval.

If you have any questions and any program, please feel free to give Mr. Jason Wolff a call at 501-568-2821.


ATA forms alliances that are good for kids and adults.

In defense against child abduction... ATA has partnered with to bring awareness and prevention efforts to communities nationwide through its Kidz 'n Power program, offering free seminars where kids learn safety rules and practice escape drills.

In defense against peer abuse (bullying)... ATA has partnered with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to provide licensees the training to administer Bullying Prevention Seminars for kids and parents and to assist public and private schools implementing an effective program.

In defense against obesity and related health problems... ATA is an advocate of the President's Challenge, the flagship program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, that rewards participants for leading active lifestyles. ATA students train year round and gain an assortment of benefits to their physical and mental well-being.

In defense against lost potential of worthy students... ATA supports the H.U. Lee Memorial Foundation, a non-profit offering financial aid scholarships for higher education based on both need and merit.

Choose to Learn and Lead on SAFETY

Staying safe is no easy job in today's world, but knowing and always following a few simple rules can make a big difference for you. As a leader, your modeling safe and smart behavior has the effect of helping other kids stay safe growing up, too.

Attend as many Kidz 'n Power Child Safety seminars as you can to continually practice the rules and the moves that will help you avoid trouble and escape danger. Bring as many friends as you can for the training too. The seminars are fun because they're interactive and multimedia. Kids hear lessons, watch videos, and perform the self-defense moves proven to work for children, and sometimes win prizes!

Check out the clip from Sergeant Safety, your host in the Kidz 'n Power Child Safety training video series.

Ask your parents to learn more about Kidz 'n Power and to find a Songahm martial arts school offering this important and free seminar in your area.