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Stacey Gregory reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
5
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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.

Carey Klement Daughtry reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
5
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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.

Becca Nell reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
5
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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
5
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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!!!

Stacey Coada reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
5
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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.

Nims Harris reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
5
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We've been with McDonough ATA for a year now and the growth and positive changes we've seen are incredible. Our family have noticed the changes and have copied what we are doing in one way or another. Staff is great, friendly, and their families are a part of the Black Belt journey as well. Talk about putting your mouth where your money is. Gold Star

Callie Hamric reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
5
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We absolutely adore this studio. My daughter is 4 and she loves her karate instructors and everything she learns! Today they learned about what to do if someone tries to kidnap them and I think it is absolutely wonderful that they teach this! The people are wonderful! I also am so happy that they are so accepting of all cultures. My daughter has two moms and they are more than welcoming of it!

Allison Knight Fedorowicz reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
5
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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!

Krista Panick Crews reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
5
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My son and I have been attending this school for about three years now. Great people, great curriculum, ATA rocks

Shelia Evans Gatlin reviewed McDonough ATA Black Belt Academy
5
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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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Learning Martial Arts is NOT Just For Kids

Our lives are so stressful these days and often we lose track of what is primarily important, enjoying life. One of the ways to enjoy life is to learn something new. Martial arts is one of the things that can be very beneficial for adults to learn. The benefits that we get from learning any form of martial arts may surprise you.  (For an amazing school in the McDonough, GA area, please please free to check out: https://www.ata-bba.net/program/adult-martial-arts/)

Stress Relief

One of the primary reasons that we get sick is the presence of stress in our lives and us not being able to deal with it properly. Learning martial arts, as an adult, can help manage the stress that we encounter in our everyday lives. The exertions that adults are exposed to when learning can help relive the pent up emotions and stresses that we often pick up at work, in school or even at home. Exerting effort and concentrating to learn moves lead to a calmer adult. Some trainings or sessions can also be enough to tire one out to the extent that you get a good night’s sleep without tossing and turning, thinking about the problems from work, school r at home.

Concentration

Learning martial arts will also help adults concentrate more. Qualified experts who teach martial arts require your attention when teaching. Focusing on specific moves and what the teacher is showing or teaching helps your mind stay on track. You can actually apply this kind of concentration at work and at home to reach solutions and enjoy life. Learning to assess your opponent’s moves contribute to improved concentration and helps you anticipate possible means of attack.

Confidence

You gain confidence when you learn martial arts and other new skills. The fact that you have the capacity to learn is enough to boost your confidence. This will affect the way that you view yourself and the world around you, ultimately affecting how you carry yourself and how you interact with others. Aside from these, reduced stress in your life is also enough to make you feel better and enjoy life. Being able to concentrate better at work, in school or at home will also help you perform better; thus boosting your self confidence. The fact that you can also defend yourself physically and adequately will also help you be more confident.

Build Strength

Martial arts help you build your strength. This will help you get through the vigorous training sessions that await you as you continue to learn. Adults often get flabby and weak without any form of exercise. Martial arts is a great way to build strength and even lose weight.

Lose Weight

The activities that adults do while learning martial arts are enough to burn calories and trim down a person excess weight. Because you build muscles during all that training and exercise, you lose fat as well. Continuous training will help you manage your weight and build up your strength.

These are some of the great reasons why adults should not hesitate to learn martial arts. The benefits of trying out martial arts are actually very good for young and old adults.

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