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An Effective Training System With Unique Benefits

FAST Defense Training is the ONLY personal protection training in the world that:

• Addresses the real-time physiological FIGHT response to a real-time threat.
• Does not require weeks, months, or years of training to be able to respond to a threat.
• Has long-term retention with immediate recall when threatened, up to 10 years after the training

Let Us Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals While Preparing You For Real World Threats.

FAST Defense Classes Empower Students by:

Increasing Awareness

Building Self-Confidence

Teaching Self-Defense Skills


It's the full toolkit of the ABC’s of FAST Defense: 

     • To recognize the warning signs of attack and avoid threatening situations before they become dangerous 
     • How to avoid attackers by not looking like a victim 
     • To use the power of your voice and body language (most confrontations and assaults can be stopped by a strong voice, good eye contact and body carriage) 
     • To find and utilize the power of your fear, not be paralyzed by it
     • And when all else fails, to protect yourself and your loved ones with simple & effective FULL FORCE techniques to the attacker’s vulnerable areas

Will I actually be fighting other members?

No! We run you through scenario based training, not real fights. Through an intricate and finely choreographed instructional process, students learn in very short order, via safe, and fun stress induced scenarios how to transition from a freeze response and into a fight response in a real-time, real-world threat.

These scenarios become the motivational fuel that generates the energy, passion and commitment of the student to not only survive the confrontation, but to have control of themselves and the confrontation outcome.

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What Makes ATA Martial Arts Different
From Other Karate Schools?

The country’s largest martial arts organization. 

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

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

FACT: Most Adults Do Not Get Enough Exercise.


28% of Americans

ages 50 and over are inactive

cardio health

1 Out of 3 Deaths

is due to cardiovascular disease

reduced depression

Depression is 25%

less likely in people who exercise


Join the ultimate full body & mental workout with ATA Excellence Martial Arts.

Don’t be the person who is stuck in their comfort zone with no way out.  Without a workout routine that you're committed to, you'll see your metabolic speed and cardiovascular health decline.

This is why it’s so important for adults to find ways to help themselves feel better every day!

3 Ways Our Adult Martial Arts Classes Help You
Reach Your Potential:

improved mental health

Mental Health

Developing the discipline to reach your goals benefits many different areas of your life.

improve fitness


Martial arts helps improve coordination and is an excellent form of exercise.

improved social life


Meet like minded individuals on the same martial arts and self-improvement journey!

ATA Excellence Martial Arts

AT ATA Excellence Martial Arts, it is our mission to help you become a confident, focused individual with the life-transforming experience that is martial arts.

Learn Goal-Setting Skills

Belt testing provides an excellent physical and mental exercise for adults to improve their goal-setting skills. Your self-esteem will continue to rise with each accomplishment, as you watch your hard work pay off.

Improve Focus
and Self-Control

Complex physical activities such as martial arts have proven to strengthen the brain’s neural networks, helping adults improve their focus and reduce stress levels. This can be a great deterrent against depression and other mental health issues.

Improve Your Self-Esteem

The excitement and sentiments you feel when sparring with a partner in front of your instructor and classmates are the same you feel when you are asked to give an important presentation at work, approach your boss for a promotion, or ask a potential partner on a date.  Your confidence will reach new heights and you will realize you have what it takes to accomplish anything!

What Other Members Are Saying:

It is great for the whole family. Looking to give yourself and your family more disipline, motivation, energy, and better health?

Travis Weaver


My son and I are both students here. The instructors are professional & motivating. Love the Leadership program. This is the first sport my son has enjoyed. Best of all is the attitude improvement & the way our attempts to teach him respect is reinforced by this team. I consider Taekwondo not just a fun activity, but a way of life.

Donna Ray Wells


Frequently Asked Questions

FAST Defense is a system for teaching effective real life personal protection skills. It starts with a 3 hour Stop Assault FAST Level 1 training course. FAST stands for Fear Adrenal Stress Training and is the only self-defense system set up to address the physiology of addrenaline stress!

Nope! You don't need any kinds of training before taking our basic course. In just three hours you'll have all the basic skills you need to protect yourself.

We offer our basic training course as well as advanced courses throughout the year. Be sure to click the button above to get info on our next training opportunity.

We offer FAST Defense training for kids as well as for kids and adults. It's our belief that EVERYBODY needs to go through this form of personal protection training at least once in their life.

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