We focus on listening skills in all of our classes. Tigers learn to actually listen to what is being said instead of just sort of hearing adults talk!
Children’s self defense takes many forms. The “ATA Tiger” program teaches children to be aware of things around them, to avoid bad situations, look for helpful and safe adults, and how to get help if needed. We also work with the Tigers on how to get away if they are grabbed!
Our program focuses on teaching children to respect themselves and others. Respect for adults starts with being polite.
Coordination is still a struggle for many students at this age. We work with them to not just build coordination but to enjoy the experience of working on it. Our program improves the entire body, developing coordination, balance & agility. Our material emphasize both the left and right side of the body. This attention to entire body improves the students balance, eye to hand coordination, reaction time, and complements many other sports, such as soccer, baseball, softball, football, basketball, and gymnastics.
Our program helps each child to determine what their personal goals are. We use a system of patches, “Karate Klips”, and patches to help them be rewarded instantly as well as work towards longer term goals!
Our instructors and many of our students provide the opportunity for positive role models. Your Tiger student will also get to work with other students so they can see role models in other children.
ATA Tiger classes are dynamic, exciting, and fast paced – just like them! The classes are designed to meet the level of all our students whether they are athletic, energetic, awkward or shy, bold, nice, or maybe even a little wild once in awhile…