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ATA Excellence Martial Arts

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 1969, ATA Martial Arts has provided its members with a road map to success based on
self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.

260-349-9100

111 West Rush Street, Kendallville, IN 46755

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ATA Excellence Martial Arts Owner

Hi, I’m Master Zach Hayden.

I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT AND CONFUSING
FINDING A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CAN BE.

I remember when I was child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 2002, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Kendallville by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

Our vision at ATA Excellence Martial Arts is to have 100 leaders training for excellence. We believe we can help change our community and the lives of hundreds of families if we can create leaders who strive for excellence. Leaders aren't born, they're trained and we use martial arts as a vehicle for that training.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

The ATA Martial Arts programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the ATA Martial Arts program is an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN: SELF DEFENSE & AWARENESS SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD

You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. ATA Martial Arts for adults is the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as it helps you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real life self-defense strategies in a a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• 2,000 Square-Foot Main Training Area With 10 Foot Ceilings
• Zebra Mats for Maximum Safety
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Individual Changing Rooms
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes ATA Excellence Martial Arts Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

The country’s largest martial arts organization.

130,000 active members and over 1 million students trained since 1969.

Each instructor has passed an intensive certification process based on 40 years of tradition, research and development.

The ATA Excellence Martial Arts Promise:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age

WHAT IS SONGAHM TAEKWONDO?

Songahm Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced by ATA Martial Arts students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt (10 belts total) is one of incremental learning and skill development that students of any age any fitness level can embark on.

FUN, EXCITEMENT & PREPARATION: ATA MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENTS!

One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well! There are currently 130,000 ATA Martial Arts members worldwide. ATA Martial Arts students compete in local tournaments against other ATA schools, advancing from District levels, to State levels, to a yearly Spring National competition in Las Vegas, NV. The competition winners gather at the ATA World Expo Tournament in Little Rock, AR in the summer, competing against finalists from all over the planet in one of largest martial arts competitions in the world.

ATA Timeline

  • Master Zach Hayden

    Master Zach Hayden

    Owner/Chief Instructor

    6th Degree Black Belt

  • Mr. Erik Smith

    Mr. Erik Smith

    Certified Instructor

    5th Degree Black Belt

  • Mrs. Joanna Smith

    Mrs. Joanna Smith

    Certified Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Mr. Michael Muhleisen

    Mr. Michael Muhleisen

    Certified Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Mr. Brandon Combs

    Mr. Brandon Combs

    Certified Trainer

    2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Mr. Xander Combs

    Mr. Xander Combs

    Certified Trainer

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Abram Combs

    Mr. Abram Combs

    ATA Tiger Instructor

    2nd Degree Black Belt

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