Leadership Life Training: Choose to learn. Choose to lead.
Leadership students learn to effectively share their vision, reach their personal goals and motivate those around them to perform and achieve.
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A leader has vision, creativity, and persistence, while empowering others
and earning their respect.
The Leadership program represents the next level of training, both mentally and physically. It is an elite program designed to give students a competitive edge, not just in their martial arts training, but in all areas of life. Leadership training instills a different mindset in students that positions them for success. Whether it be in the classroom, an occupation, or continued service within the community, Leadership students stand out among their peers.
Leadership training is a short-term investment with lifelong benefits.
It provides both the ability and the desire to accomplish extraordinary things.
BENEFITS OF LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Leadership Life Skills Curriculum
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 Leadership students receive specialized training, they're equipped to reach their goals more quickly. Advanced Protech weapons 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 NOW 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 students are eligible to gain points toward a State Championship title. Those who attain the prestigious distinction of State 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 (bo staff), Ssahng Nat (kama), and Gumdo (Korean sword art) are some of the weapons that can be studied.
Leadership NOW is a program designed to meet the needs of our world. Therefore, 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, neighborhood or city that matters to them and makes a difference in the lives of others.
Leadership students can proudly display their trainee status by wearing the official red, white and blue striped Leadership 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.
About the Leadership Program
Who is eligible for Leadership?
You must be at least 13 years old and hold the Rank of Brown Belt to begin.
When are classes held?
Leadership is held every Thursday.
What will I learn?
You'll learn every traditional form and technique taught from White Belt through Red Belt as well as every weapons form taught for Single and Double Ssahng Jeol Bong (Nunchuk), Single and Double Bahng Mahng Ee (Stick) and Single and Double Ssahng Nat (Kama).
You'll learn how to effectively instruct Martial Arts students of all ages, the meaning and intent behind every form and technique we teach as well as proper class management skills.
What is required to become a Certified Instructor?
There are three levels of leadership. Each level requires one year of study and 100 hours of teaching to complete. You will test out of each level at a scheduled Promotional testing.
How do I begin?
Talk to Chief Master Hoover or Mr. Bjornebo.