Karate For Kids


     Thre are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. The ATA has developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called "KARATE FOR KIDS". The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as:


               Setting Goals,  Friendship,  Perseverance,  Self-Control,  Confidence,  Self-Improvement,

               Courtesy,  Self-Awareness,  Respect,  Integrity,  Self-Esteem,  and  Dedication.


     In addition to monthly thems, our system includes the unique victory patch. Kids are rewarded special "Victory Stars." These different colored stars are rewarded for outstanding performance in karate class, school, home, or at a tournament competition. Kids may receive the following stars for the following deeds.


               Gold ----- Straight A's, Honor roll, or significant improvement in school

               Silver ---- Special performance awards

               Blue ---- Monthly themes, weekly lessons, classroom performance

               Red ---- Tournament participation

Adult Programs

     Since the first class was taught many years ago, the focus of our adult program has remained the same: To provide students the highest quality martial arts instruction available in a safe and positive learning environment that people of all ages can enjoy. This has helped establish ATA schools and Skelton Taekwondo Academy as the leaders in the martial arts industry. The instructors at Skelton Taekwondo Academy are graduates of an instructor program that represents more than thirty years of research and development. They will be with you every step of the way to help you reach your individual goals (and maybe even reach some new goals you never before thought possible).We realize that each student possesses different physical abilities. Size and strength vary with each individual. Once you have acquired a strong foundation in the basics, our program will enhance your physical capabilities and maximize your self defense skills. You will understand exactly what it takes, mentally and physically, to defend yourself or your loved ones.

Weapons Training

     Our weapon training systems provides advanced martial arts training for the taekwondo student. Programs are used by our instructors to improve the students personal skills, as well as for enhancement to their taekwondo programs. Currently, weapon mid-terms are becoming a part of black belt rank advancement.


          Single Ssahng Jeol Bong Nunchaku

          Double Ssahng Jeol Bong

          Single Bahng Mahng Ee Short Stick

          Double Bahng Mahng E

          Jahng Bong (Level I, II) Long Staff


Self Defense

Our self-defense training provides advanced martial arts skills for the taekwondo student. Self-defense techniques are used in conjunction with traditional martial arts training to improve the students self-awareness, and confidence in threatening situations.  Self-defense techniques are an important part of our Songahm taekwondo training.  Understanding the application of techniques for self-defense is an important fundamental in our our training.  

               Joint Manipulation (Level I, II)

               PPCT Defensive Tactics

               PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense

               PPCT Pressure Point Control Tactics

               PPCT Sexual Harassment / Rape Prevention