ATA of Oak Forest, Illinois

ATA of Bradley/Bourbonnais, Illinois


Tiny Tigers

In addition to our internationally recognized Karate for Kids program, we offer the Taekwondo for Tiny Tigers program. The Tiny Tiger program was developed specifically for preschool age children ages 2 through 6. This program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. In addition, the program is designed to improve children's motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions. All classes are taught using the most safe, fun, and exciting instruction methods available for this age group. This program works in conjunction with the Karate for Kids program, thereby emphasizing the same important monthly themes and value system.


Karate for Kids

There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. We have developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as:

Goals, Friendship, Perseverance, Self-Control,Confidence, Self-Improvement, Courtesy, Self Awareness, Respect, Integrity, Self-Esteem, Dedication, and Protech Training Systems, under the direction of Senior Master G.K. Lee, provides advanced martial arts training for instructors. Instructors to improve their personal skills, as well as for enhancement to their school programs, use programs. Currently, Protech mid-terms are becoming a part of rank advancement.


Adult Students

Our school is a family oriented facility, will encourage the parents of all our children to join them on the floor. Our classes are open to all adults that are interested in learning the fine art of Taekwondo. Many women start taking classes for the reason of self-defense and find that this art is a great exercise program, helping you fit and sassy. As stated earlier taking the martial arts is a great stress reliever, body toning program and general all over fun. If you are one who loves competition this is a way to get back those fun years. We invite you to come and try class with us today.

Continuing Education Programs for Black Belts

Protech Training Systems Certification Programs:


Single Ssahng Jeol Bong

Double Ssahng Jeol Bong

Single Bahng Mahng Ee

Double Bahng Mahng Ee

Jee Pahng Ee

Jahng Bong - Mid Range

Jahng Bong - Long Range

Sam Dan Bong

Gum Do

Ssahng Nat

Knife Throwing



Joint Manipulation (Level I, II)

Ground Fighting (Level I, II, III)

Breathing Exercises

Modern Tai Chi (Level I, II, III, IV, V, VI)

PPCT Defensive Tactics

PPCT Disruptive Student Management

PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense

PPCT Pressure Point Control Tactics

PPCT Sexual Harassment / Rape Prevention


Life Skills

When a student learns Songahm Taekwondo, 
the focus of his or her training is
not only on physical strength and growth, but
also on important skills that will help lead to
personal successes in life. These Life Skills
will benefit students inside the classroom 
and beyond. After all, a healthy individual
is characterized by a strong body and 
a strong mind so that you can attack any 
curve ball life throws your way. 

 Each life skill taught through ATA curriculum is based
on The Songahm Spirit of Taekwondo oath, a promise each student makes at the beginning and end of each ATA event to prepare them for what lies ahead.

At the beginning of each event the oath is as follows: 
"Sir/Ma'am, I shall practice in the spirit of Taekwondo; with courtesy for fellow students, loyalty for my instructor and respect for my juniors and seniors, sir/ma'am"

At the end of the event, the promise is targeted more for behavior
outside of the do-jahng: 
"Sir/Ma'am, I shall live with perseverance in the spirit of Taekwondo; having honor for others, integrity for myself and self control in my actions, sir/ma'am"

By promising to live by these monthly Life Skills, our students are dedicating themselves to a life of success!

JanuaryGoals in the Martial ArtsFebruaryCourtesyMarchLoyaltyAprilGoals for your EducationMayRespectJuneAttitude (Spirit)JulyGoals for your RelationshipsAugustPerseveranceSeptemberHonor>OctoberGoals in the CommunityNovemberSelf ControlDecemberIntegrity



Instructors train their students to the best of their ability. Some students come fit, while others have come 100 pounds overweight. Most come with limited flexibility. Adults start at any age, as we have had some adults who started as late as age 65, and have still earned their black belts. As a student, you are looked upon as an individual, never compared to anyone else. Your instructors will be there every step of the way. All that is expected is a willingness to try.

Here are some benefits you can expect from training in Taekwondo:

Fitness - The principles of Taekwondo techniques are based on the design of your body. For power you develop the larger, powerful muscles of the torso. The speed of the techniques comes from the fast, agile muscles of the arms and legs. As you progress in Taekwondo, you will learn to coordinate this speed and power, and develop a concentration to focus all of your body's strength into a small, hard striking surface like the edge of the hand or the heel of a foot.

• Self-Defense - When the speed and power developed through Taekwondo is used in a self-defense situation against the vulnerable parts of an attacker's body, the results can be incredible. Taekwondo allows a woman to emphasize many of her natural physical strengths, such as power in the legs, while learning a method of self-defense efficient against a much larger opponent. Knowing you can defend yourself your confidence will grow. And confidence alone is usually enough to deter potential attackers.

Self-Confidence - This does not come naturally for many people, but self-confidence can be developed over a period of time. Through Taekwondo, as you accomplish new goals, your confidence level increases. Taekwondo instills a sense of discipline and self-confidence that can carry over to all aspects of your life.


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