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Stacey Gregory reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
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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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The staff is highly qualified and makes a point to get to know every student individually. They are genuinely concerned that each student is achieving their maximum potential. They are very organized and the studio is kept clean. They also offer numerous other activities that are fun and even offer parent's night out.

Ashley Westphall-Carr reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
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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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Kids Turn Discipline into Self Discipline in Martial Arts

Whether its to improve behavior at school, hold one self more accountable, taking initiative, or becoming more responsible, karate for children is the answer. In the beginning, discipline challenges with children stem from lack of confidence, and self esteem struggles where motivation is lacking to achieve in the discipline arena. Through martial arts, many parents rave about how their child bring home smiley faces and better grades from school, exercise better self control, complete homework assignments independently and take more responsibility for their own things. (For an amazing school in the McDonough, GA area, please please free to check out:https://www.ata-bba.net/program/kids-martial-arts/)
Children grow from being disciplined to becoming self disciplined. They thrive in martial arts as the professional staff are well versed in skills in giving thoughtful feedback to student response, reinforce positive behavior, give realistic and specific praise and give positive correction rather than criticism. Their goals are direct and relate to where the student is at and then move the student to higher expectations. Every class’ goal is to level up their abilities with not only physical abilities, but with their mind and emotions.  Their performance in leveling up is measured in a very similar way their videos games do except the video game is life.
Through learning self defense,  children learn to read social situations and how to respond positively to meeting new people and trying new things. They also learn to match escalations with times of conflict and then to de-escalate situations. There’s no better confidence than self defense confidence.
This is only the beginning, children build mentally, emotionally, and physically on their personal victories. When they have setbacks, they learn to focus on the comebacks. They learn to support themselves through struggle, and to challenge themselves when they are consistent with their confident abilities. Through martial arts training, children learn the value of self discipline through becoming more confident, learning to persevere through challenges, and become motivated as children gain respect as they prove their abilities to themselves.

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