Student Testimony - Student of the Cycle (Tiny Tigers)-Hunter
Posted: May 09, 2018
Hunter started training at CMA about six months ago. His favorite days of the week are when he gets to go to Taekwondo. We are so glad we decided to sign him up for lessons, we feel like it is a great investment in his future. When he started we thought it would be a good way for him to get his energy out, but it has been so much more for him. Taekwondo has been teaching him skills to help him to have discipline, respect, honor, and self-control, among other traits. We have been very pleased with all Hunter that has learned and am excited to see what his future holds in Taekwondo!
Student Testimony: Student of the Cycle (Juniors, Beginners) - Julitzy
Posted: April 10, 2018
Julitzy is a joyful girl, who is followed by smiles and laughter. Although she loves to express herself through humor, she is still very timid. My nephew has been on ATA member for two years now, and loves every bit of it. Since he started he has been trying to convince her to try it out. She was hesitant of being unable to learn the different and various forms, or being incapable of being in front of many people. After her first class, she saw that it isn't just training, but fun. As soon as she accomplished moving from the first belt, she was that much more motivated.
A Family That Kicks Together Sticks Together
Posted: April 03, 2018
Our Journey started almost five years ago. We were having difficulties with both our children. Our daughter Lily had no sympathy or empathy for anyone, which resulted in her being a bully. We had her in therapy for six months to no avail. We used to get weekly phone calls from her teachers complaining about her behaviors and how she spoke to people. We decided that her issues were lack of self-confidence and decided to enroll her in Taekwondo. Two weeks later we got a call from her teacher, but this time it was different. This time the teacher was raving about how good she was being and how well she is getting along with other kids. She said whatever we were doing to keep it up because it was working. Over the years she has grown and matured into a compassionate person who cares when others are hurting or are happy. She is now an honor-roll student who is praised by teachers for always being willing to help others and for being a great role model. She has now been selected to be a leader in her school.
Our son D'Angelo was extremely shy and had the hardest time even making friends. He had no self-confidence and struggled even communicating with us as his parents sometimes. We figured if Taekwondo could help our daughter, it might be able to help our son also. He has now blossomed into an outgoing, funny kid with all the confidence he needs to succeed. He is known and loved by everyone at school because he will talk to and help anyone. He stands up to the bullies for others who can't. He is always willing to sit with the kid who is by themselves and introduce them to everyone so no one is left out.
Nathanael beats Autism and becomes a Leader and Champion!
Posted: March 14, 2018
Nathanael may appear to be a normal 14 year-old teenage boy; however, he was diagnosed with Autism when he was 6 yrs old. Nathanael struggled with discipline, self-control and respect. We made the choice to enroll him in Taekwondo in August of 2016.
As his parents, at first we were very concerned about enrolling Nathanael in Taekwondo because we were afraid he might use his training for the wrong reasons. However, it has been quite the opposite. Taekwondo has challenged Nathanael’s memory when learning his forms and he has gained an incredible amount of discipline, self-control, and respect towards others.
Parent's Testimony - Faris McMullin
Posted: February 28, 2018
Taekwondo has been an exciting addition to my son Faris' life!! It has helped him learn so many amazing characteristics like respect, discipline, self-control, and patience, to name a few. I love how he has been able to bring those characteristics with him everywhere he goes. It reminds him in situations to use them to help him to be a better person in society. I also love how much it has helped him have discipline at home as well. But mostly Taekwondo has given him so much confidence, courage, and a place of belonging. It has helped him to walk tall, to always be kind to others, and to use the life lessons he learns there to be a leader and friend to everyone!!! WE LOVE TAEKWONDO!!!!