The black Belt Club Program is a program developed by ATA. It is open to all students regardless of rank or age. This represents the highest level of our “Success through Goal Setting” philosophy. Black Belt Club members are those individuals who have set their goal at “Black Belt”. Students must know exactly what their goal is if they are to move toward it with desire and conviction. A Black belt Club patch is worn on the left sleeve of the uniform to remind them of their goal every time they put on their uniform.
However, the Black Belt Club is much more than just a patch. All Black Belt Club members are welcome to participate in the special Black Belt Club workouts held each month at our school. The exciting workouts offer training in:
Protech Weapons Training:
- Ssahng Jeol Bong (Nunchucku): The material taught in this course is taken from several different backgrounds, pulling the best and most effective techniques from each. As with the other weapons, the benefits include a improved upper body development, better hand-eye coordination, increased concentration and a great deal of fun!
- Spontaneous Knife Defense: This course is taken primarily from the Filipino knife system and offers an inside look at how people use knives as well as the most effective way to live through a knife attack. It will also cover knife training, knife stances, analysis of knife cuts and cutting targets
- Single Stick, Double Stick, & Disarming: This course highlights the most popular techniques of the Filipino stick fighting systems, as well as incorporates aspects of Japanese, Chinese and Koren martial arts. The stick course gives students the basics for training in just about any weapons system. It also helps develop hand eye coordination and is great physical exercise.
- Jahng Bong (Long Staff): This course offers one of the most effective long range weapons used in early Korea. It is a combination of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese techniques which allows us to use the best of each style. Besides learning this beautiful weapon, the benefits include increased self-defense skills and tremendous upper body strength, as well as improved concentration, coordination, focus and self confidence.