“Martial art” is a broad encompassing phrase that embodies many styles of physical discipline. From real life combat fighting to elaborate performance, there are many applications that demonstrate the way of this art. The uniqueness of ATA is that the founder, Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee, created his own style, known as Songahm Taekwondo. Today, Songahm Taekwondo is the world’s largest centrally administered martial art.
This system of teaching and training is unique in the martial arts community. During the early years, ATA used the Channg-hun style of forms. Although this style is widely acceptable, Eternal Grand Master felt it did not truly represent the spirit of Taekwondo—particularly the strength and beauty of the kicking techniques.
Today, with Songahm forms, students are part of a fully integrated curriculum. Every move that a student learns reinforces everything else. It creates a foundation. The forms contain all, or nearly all, of the techniques a student is expected to know at each rank. Additionally, one-step sparring segments complement the forms and create patterns that lead logically into the next succeeding rank.
February 11 Tournament was a Success!
Posted: February 24, 2023
Over 300 competitors from around Colorado, New Mexico and Western Kansas as well as from out of region including Texas and California descended on the ATA Denver Gold Rush. The event was held at the beautiful Deer Creek Middle School gym. The next ATA Denver Gold Rush will be held this Summer on August 11-12, 2023. Enjoy a few pics from the action! Want get involved? Contact us at 303-985-1815.
Save the Date: Tournament, 2/11/23 in Lakewood
Posted: September 15, 2022
Chief Master Black's next hosted tournament will be on February 11, 2023. SAVE THE DATE. Information and venue coming soon. Check back often.
The secret to getting what you want.
Posted: June 05, 2020
The Secret to Getting What You Want
Let’s be honest. When you hear the word “discipline,” chances are you don’t get all warm and fuzzy inside. In ATA, we say it means “to obey what is right.” A dictionary definition uses terms such as “proper behavior.” When you refer to discipline, you don’t usually hear “eat all the ice cream you want” or “skip class to get caught up on Netflix.”
But, believe it or not, by making discipline a regular part of your routine, you actually CAN have the indulgences you crave. Yep—when you practice good habits and implement the right amount of self-control in your life, not only will you reach your goals, you may find that you enjoy the splurges even more.
Posted: April 18, 2020
Communication is the "link between the world and me." Communication is how we relate to ourselves and everything around us. Communication is so important that the success of a society depends on the ability of its citizens to communicate effectively. The word communication comes from the word "common", which means "equal". This suggests that in order to communiate with one another, we must find common ground To ensure this, our communication must be visual, auditory and kinesthetic.
Visual communication has to do with the way we use body language and gestures to deliver our message.