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Stacey Gregory reviewed AIM Martial Arts
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 AIM Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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 AIM Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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 AIM Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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 AIM Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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 AIM Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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 AIM Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

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 AIM Martial Arts
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 AIM Martial Arts
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 AIM Martial Arts
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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WINTER CHECKLIST

Because everyone’s lives seem to move in fast forward when winter is in full swing, the likelihood of getting the sniffles—or something worse— is inevitable.  Just because colds and flu rev up in the wintertime, it doesn’t mean we all have to hide under the covers and watch the season pass us by.

The last thing families want to do is miss out on special holiday gatherings, that upcoming Taekwondo seminar or the Class A Tournament Series event.  That’s why staying healthy is key.

Here are a few tips for keeping your family healthy this winter!

 

Drink The Good Stuff….Water!

We all know that drinking plenty of H20 is very important for staying hydrated, especially during those intense sparring drills.  It also helps with digestion, circulation and transportation of nutrients throughout your body.   But, if you’re drinking out of a reusable sports bottle, it can be not so healthy.  Just like any wet surface, bottles can harbor some harmful bacteria.  Jenny Sugar, Fitness Editor of PopSugar.com says if the bottle is dishwasher-safe, toss it in the machine.  If it isn’t, rinse thoroughly with warm water and soap.  Invest in a bottle brush that allows you to scrub deep inside your bottle, particularly if it has a narrow mouth.  Don’t forget to clean the cap and straw, too, and allow it dry overnight.

Lather Up!

Wash your hands often!  Adults get close to three colds a year on average, and some last up to a week or two. For kids the number per year is much higher.  Whether you are at home, in the car, at school or in martial arts class, remember to wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap and water for 20 seconds.  For kids, a great tip is to sing “Happy Birthday” twice while scrubbing the back of the hands, between the fingers and under the nails.  Not around soap and water?  Carry a portable bottle of hand sanitizer that contains 60 percent alcohol.  Keep in mind, though, these gels can build up on hands which prevent it from getting to germs.  It’s always a good idea to add “real” handwashing to your routine.

 

Steer Clear of the Germs

Sharing is not caring during cold and flu season. Try to limit exposure to people who you know are (or have been around) someone infected.  And vice versa.  If you are sick, please limit your contact with others.  Remember, it’s okay to miss school and even Taekwondo, to keep yourself and other’s out of harm’s way.

 

Disinfect Away

One sick kid or parent can infect the whole family and pesky germs can live for hours on inanimate objects.  Grab a can of disinfectant and get to spraying those toys, doorknobs, remote controls, computer keyboards, cell phones, hand rails, faucets, toilet handles, etc.  It’s also a good idea to keep the sick party’s laundry from the rest of the family and also keep toothbrushes and other items like that separate.  Use hot water and the highest dryer setting for laundry.

 

Have Weapons to Fight

One of the first lines of defense against illness is having a strong immune system. Having a balanced diet, combined with a probiotic and regular multi-vitamins can be just the right recipe for a healthier winter.  In “Stay Healthy All Winter” from Parent’s Magazine, Michelle Crouch says to make sure the family eats lean protein and a medley of colorful fruits and veggies, which are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and cut down on sugar.  That might be difficult at holiday get-togethers, but try to watch portion control and “eat to fill satisfied” rather than overindulging and you will likely make smarter choices.  This will also keep you from feeling too weighed down for that martial arts workout!

 

Take these preventative measure during this cold weather season and make sure your winter is packed with happy, healthy holidays that are germ-free.  Cheers!

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.