We want to thank you for your patronage and support of Larry Hoover’s ATA Martial Arts over the past few months as we have continued to provide classes fitting of everyone’s needs while complying with government restrictions and best practice recommendations to keep our employees and students safe. The health of our students, families and staff remain our number one priority.
We have incorporated several recommended practices to help protect both students and staff. These will include a no-handshake rule, no highfives, social distancing on the workout floor and seating area. We continue to disinfect the workout floor and all equipment between each class. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding in adapting to the ever-changing schedules as we move forward and continue to employ the best practices maintaining safety while ensuring parents and students as much value as possible.
Let us continue to demonstrate our strength and resiliency, while also being respectful and helpful to others who may see things differently. Larry Hoover’s ATA Martial Arts and its instructors strive to create an environment of safety and trust. We appreciate your support and patience in these upcoming months and wish you the best of health.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update from Larry Hoover’s ATA Martial Arts
Posted: March 18, 2020
Our students and their safety have always been our number one priority.
As we navigate through these times of rapid change we will be implementing changes in our course of training. We will offer online training along with scheduled semi-private classes at the center. These semi-private classes will never be more than 4 students at a time and will allow only one parent or guardian to attend.
In keeping with the guidelines of 10 or fewer people, each student will be given the opportunity to attend one semi-private class per week. If you are interested in having your student or yourself take part in the semi-private class please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with name and rank so we can begin the scheduling process.
Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick: 5 Top Tips From The Experts
Posted: February 29, 2020
“New Year, New Me!” It’s a slogan that has become so familiar that it’s almost a cliche this time of year, with a torrent of jokes and memes on social media to drive the point home. Most people fail to keep their resolutions, often giving up completely by the time Summer rolls around. As many as 88% of resolutioners are said to abandon the change they sought in January, with as many as 43% lasting less than one month!
Still, science tells us that the new year is a great time to make positive changes in our lives because we are able to dissociate ourselves from our previous habits and better envision ourselves with new patterns and new beginnings. There is a reason why the new year has been a time of goal-setting and vision-casting ever since the ancient Babylonians, thousands of years ago. And with the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions involving health and fitness, it’s never a better time than NOW to find expert tips for success!
Martial Arts Classes in Sioux Falls: How to Choose a Martial Arts School for Your Child Part 2
Posted: February 07, 2020
Talk to Instructors, are they qualified?
It's important to know the qualifications of the instructors at a martial arts school. Ask about their training and find out if they are certified. People who want to teach martial arts may be personal trainers who are certified as martial arts instructors, or they may have certification from associations within their sport. For instance, a good martial arts instructor may have a certification from an organization like the American Taekwondo Association. Instructors teaching karate for kids should also be certified in first-aid and CPR in case a child is injured during class.
If you’re interested in having your child participate in competitions, you need to verify any certifications or licenses required by state law. In South Dakota, amateur competitive matches must be sanctioned and supervised by an amateur sanctioning organization for matches involving martial arts forms that include blows or strikes to the head. At Hoover's ATA Martial Arts, our students compete in the Tournaments, that begin with district / regional tournaments and continue on until World Championships where finalists from all over the world compete in one of the largest Martial Arts tournaments in the world.
5 Goal Setting Mistakes That You're Probably Making
Posted: January 28, 2020
We are one week into the new year, and that means resolutions. Lots of them. How are yours going so far? Are you making any of these 5 sure-to-fail mistakes?
Setting goals gives us a clear direction forward to achieving them. But there are a few common mistakes that can quickly derail your progress! For example, studies show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions have failed and been forgotten by February 15, so be sure to keep these in mind and you’ll be far more likely to reach your goals!
If you think you are making any of the following mistakes, there is still plenty of time to get back on track and hit your january goals!