ATA Leadership Program
Leadership for Today, Legacy for Tomorrow
The ATA leadership program offers students an opportunity to aspire to an even greater level of achievement. The mission of the leadership program is to create leaders adept in the core life skills necessary for success in martial arts as well as life. Leadership students learn the importance of leading by example, having a positive impact on their team, their community, and our world. Required to “step up” their physical and mental training, students are rewarded with unique opportunities and advanced curriculum designed to bring out their best.
Benefits of Leadership Training
As a true leader, you will learn to inspire others while striving for ever-higher achievement. By learning life skills such as goal-setting, persistence, confidence, motivation, communication, etiquette, and public speaking, you will become a leader no matter what life path you choose.
Advanced Training Opportunities
Because Legacy students receive specialized training, they’re equipped to reach their goals more quickly. Advanced training is also offered at both the school level and at regional events and tournaments throughout the year. In addition, national tournaments offer exclusive Leadership Workouts, lead by the most elite martial arts Masters in the ATA.
Advanced Competition Opportunities
Although regional and national tournaments provide an excellent opportunity for leaders in all divisions to compete for best in Traditional and ATA X-treme Forms, Weapons, and Sparring, only Leadership/Legacy students are eligible to gain points toward a Provincial Championship title. Those who attain the prestigious distinction of Provincial Champion are then eligible to wear the designation on their uniforms.
Expert Weapons Training
As a Leadership student, you are eligible to receive advanced weapons training to further your martial arts knowledge and expertise. Jahng Bong (long staff), Ssahng Nat (kama), Oh sung do (broadsword), and Gumdo (Korean sword art) are some of the weapons that can be studied.
Leadership is a program designed to meet the needs of our world. Leadership students are encouraged to get involved in their community and give back. While service projects vary in scope, there’s always a way for students to find an activity in their school, workplace or community that makes a difference in the lives of others.
Legacy students can proudly display their trainee status by wearing the official red collar, as well as apparel, workout gear, and other merchandise available through World Martial Arts. They also enjoy access to exclusive training videos, special offers, and discounts from ATA’s Leadership website.
A leader has vision, creativity, and persistence while empowering and earning the respect of others.
Leadership training instills a different mindset that positions students for success. Whether in the classroom, workplace, or continued service within the community, leadership students stand out among their peers.
Leadership training is an investment with lifelong benefits. It provides students with both the desire and ability to accomplish extraordinary things. Our program takes students from junior leaders, to trainees, trainers, coaches, and finally nationally certified instructors. Our leadership students learn to set and reach their goals, effectively share their vision, and motivate those around them to do the same.