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My family has been with McDonough ATA for several years now and we love it! The staff here is very friendly and Ms. Johnson especially is very helpful and goes out of her way to answer questions and give help wherever and whenever needed.

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If you want your child to defend themselves against all the challenges that life will bring them as they grow and develop, you need to enroll in this school. I am especially impressed with their "Leadership Program". This school doesn't just teach students to "pass" which is what it seems our youth only cares about... this school raises the bar and tells it's students to go beyond "passing" and EXCEL.

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My kids have gained so much from going there. They are more respectful and have gained so much self-confidence. I would recommend ATA of McDonough to anyone wanting to take martial arts. My daughter just had her birthday party there in the staff was wonderful. They made her feel so special. Thanks ATA!!!

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This place is a great place for kids of all ages and adults. Very family oriented even if you are just a parent not taking classes you are invited to watch and kept informed of all things going on. Very patient staff and teachers are phenomenal with the fact that all kids/people learn differently and they teach individually while still keeping the group learning as a whole. Walked into the building on a whim and ended up letting my daughter take classes for 4 years and becoming a 2nd degree black belt. She was strong willed stubborn and kinda hard to teach however all the teachers and staff were patient and kept calm helping her to learn respect and to follow rules and also respect to others who may not learn as quick as her so in the end she became a leader willing to help other struggling students. Highly recommend anyone thinking about taking classes to check this place out.

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My kids love ATA! My 7 year old is in the after-school program and begs to attend every camp and parents night out. A four-year-old has already told me he wants to join the after-school program next year when he starts kindergarten. They have both learned so much: martial arts, anti-bullying, self-defense, respect, discipline, and more. I love seeing the look of accomplishment on their faces every time they advance to the next belt. They love their instructors and the friends they have met along the way. What a great experience!

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My son is 7 years old and last month marked one year he has been enrolled in classes. McDonough ATA is about so much more than learning cool karate moves. For example, the oath they begin and end class with..."I promise to be a good person, to have knowledge in my mind, honesty in my heart, strength in my body, and make good friends." McDonough ATA and the wonderful instructors reinforce everything (and more) that we are teaching our son at home. Core values...honesty, loyalty, manners, tolerance, commitment, perseverance, discipline, self-confidence, encouragement, empathy, citizenship...I could go on! Not to mention the friendships and bonds he has formed with his classmates...priceless. ATA McDonough excels in molding and creating good people to be our country's future leaders.

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5 Health & Fitness Benefits of Martial Arts for Men

If you are looking for a way to improve your health or get in better shape, you
may not need to hit the gym. Instead, you should head to our martial arts
school. Men’s martial arts could be the fitness solution that you have been
searching for. Discover the benefits of martial arts for men’s health.

1. Improve Your Cardiovascular Health
Perhaps the greatest benefit of men’s martial arts is improved heart health.
Doctors generally recommend between 20 and 30 minutes of cardiovascular
exercise 3 to 5 days per week.
Martial arts will get you up off the couch. Whether are practicing at home or
attending a men’s martial arts class, you can easily hit at least 20-minutes of
cardio.
This gets your blood pumping and puts stress on your heart, allowing you to
increase your heart health. With improved heart health also comes a lower risk
of heart disease and stroke.

2. A Full Body Workout for Weight Loss and Fitness
Men’s martial arts can also provide a complete full body workout, helping with
weight loss and overall fitness. You get a high-aerobic workout that targets
quite a few different muscle groups.
Each martial arts session can help you burn additional calories, while also
increasing your endurance. In fact, a typical hour-long session of men’s martial
arts can burn about 500 calories. For those trying to lose weight, this could be
all that you need to finally blast the fat in trouble areas, such as your
abdominal region.

3. Improve Your Flexibility and Balance
By practicing men’s martial arts, you should be able to begin improving your
flexibility and balance. You gain a better sense of balance, becoming more in
tune with your body.
The various poses and moves that you will learn provide the advantage of
increasing your flexibility, keeping you limber. In a way, this is similar to the
benefits provided by yoga. You are extending your arms and legs, stretching,
and performing aerobic moves that will help with your flexibility.

4. Increase Your Self Esteem with Men’s Martial Arts
As a final benefit to men’s martial arts, you can increase your self-esteem. This
is achieved in multiple ways.
By getting in better shape, you will feel better about your body. By learning
self-defense techniques, you will have more confidence. This combination will
have a tremendous impact on your self-esteem.

5. Gain Improved Focus and Concentration
Men’s martial arts is not just about self-defense. You are also learning how to
be still and in tune with your body. This teaches focus and concentration.
You need to be able to observe your opponent and focus on how you can use
their movement to your advantage. These are skills that carry through to
everyday life, helping you with concentration.
These same benefits that lead to improved focus and concentration can also
increase your mental clarity and leave you in a calm, relaxed mood.
Studies show that a men’s martial arts session can release endorphins that
make you happy and content. This lasts for several hours after your workout is
complete.

Start Practicing Men’s Martial Arts Today
Men’s martial arts can definitely help with your health and fitness. You can get
a full body workout that helps increase your endurance, flexibility, focus, and
self-esteem. You can also burn some calories, which can help you drop a few
pounds while improving your overall fitness and cardiovascular health.
Movember is just around the corner, which means it is time to raise awareness
about men’s health. This includes shedding light on cancer and mental health
issues. By adding a new physical activity to your regular routine, you can focus
on your own health and fitness.
So, as Movember approaches, start growing out your mustache and sign up for a
men’s martial arts class. If you cannot find a local class, there are also plenty
of videos and online resources that can help you get started.

For martial arts programs specializing in martial arts for children, please visit: https://www.ata-bba.net/program/transported-after-school/ OR visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mcdonoughata.

Visit our website for more information on kids martial arts programs.

For martial arts programs specializing in martial arts for adults, please visit: https://www.ata-bba.net/program/adult-martial-arts/ OR visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mcdonoughata.

Visit our website for more information on adult martial arts programs.