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“How to choose the right Karate School”.

Posted Jun 06 2011 1:38pm

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Changing Lives ATA Karate and Master Instructor, Senior Master Tracy Lee Thomas Offer’s Karate Tips on…

 

 “How to choose the right Karate School”.

In the Karate business, not all schools are created equal. Karate instructors generally do not have to answer to a state agency; or even have specific training. Some schools; such as, ones belonging to the American Taekwondo Association r equire all instructors to become certified prior to owning or operating a Karate school. ATA Instructors are required to be a certified Instructor and must keep their National certifications and qualifications up to date.

Certifications such as the following are a few of the ones required by ATA Martial Arts:

·         CPR

·         State and Federal background check

·         Class management skills certification

·         Physical skills certification

·         ATA Certification Camp

·         Child Safety Skills and Drills

·         Kidz-N-Power Course

Senior Master Tracy Thomassuggests you do your research prior to enrolling at a school. Seeing what the school has to offer will give parents and potential students a better understanding of the commitment and guide you in making your decision for the right Karate academy.

 
Below are some key steps, questions to ask and tips when choosing a Karate School:

1.  Research on the internet.Read Martial Art Articles, stories, testimonials, and learn as much as you can about your local Karate schools.

2.  Make an appointment.The school should offer a free introductory class, take it and experience the class, academy and instructors. This should be a positive experience with class structure and a personal rapport with you and your family.

3.  Overall positive attitude of the instructor and the students.This can serve as an accurate indicator of school spirit.  Respect goes both ways, you should see both the instructor and students showing it at all times.

4.  Does the class have structure and self control?A Karate class should include a warm up, specific training material and cool down. Many schools encourage the students to arrive early to their Karate class so they can stretch before the class to prevent injuries.

5.  Karate Location.The school’s proximity to your home or work should seriously be taken into consideration prior to enrolling into a program.

6.  Equipment/Facility.Karate schools vary in the type of equipment and amenities they offer. Does the school appear clean? Are the Karate students required to wear safety gear?

7.  Class Sizes and Schedule.Many new students prefer to be part of a larger class, rather than a small class as the energy levels of the class are higher; however, the benefits of a smaller class should not be overlooked. You will also want to ask when classes are offered, how long are the classes, and can your class schedule be flexible if needed?

8.  Quality of Karate Instruction.Is the instructor certified? What rank do they hold? How long have they been in martial arts? Who is their senior instructor and how often do they train with him/her? Are they certified by a National Karate Organization?

9.  Class Ages/Groups.What age can my child start? Are the classes separated by age and/or belt level? Are you looking for a family class?

10.  Ranking.How often do you test for rank? What are the requirements? Is my rank nationally recognized? Can I transfer out of the area to another academy with the same Karate style and curriculum?

11.  Price of Instruction.Prices vary depending on the program. Ask about paid in full options, many times this will not only save you money, but it will also include free gear or a considerable discount. Be sure to ask questions, the instructor should be receptive to your questions and answer in a clear matter. Is everything discussed, well documented within the membership agreement?

12.  Variety of Karate programs.Search for a school that offers multiple programs for the entire family from pre-school to adults.

 
Changing Lives ATA Karate have a 3 day Free Trial Offer to new students. For more information visit  
www.atakick.com. Call today for a free introductory class.  

After visitingwww.ATAONLINE.comwe noticed there were over 1,500 ATA schools in the United States, five of them are owned and operated locally in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake by Tracy Lee Thomas. Many of his schools were or are still in the Top Ten Karate Academies in the nation. Master Tracy Thomas has been an outstanding member of the ATA since 1980 where he began his training in Racine, Wisconsin. At age 17, he owned and operated his first ATA Karate academy in Racine for several years before moving to Valdosta, Georgia where he ran and operated one ATA school and two ATA clubs. Senior Master Tracy Lee Thomas owns both the ATA Karate and Krav Maga licenses for the regional ATA area.

ATA Karate AcademiesOffers the following programs:

Pre- School Students: Teaching ATA Starter Life Skills

Tiny Tigers: ages 3-6 years old

 

 

School Age Students: Teaching ATA Reality Based Life Skills

Better Grades-Self Discipline-Respect-Enhanced Focus skills

Karate For Kids: ages 6-12 years old

 

Teens & Adult Students: Teaching Karate for Adults

Teens & Adults

 

Krav Maga For Kids:

Reality Based Life Skills and Conditioning Programs

The only certified Krav Maga Worldwide school in Hampton Roads

 

Krav Maga For Adults:

http://kravmagavirginiabeach.com

 

 

Virginia Beach Karate Training Facility:
3809 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
Princess Anne Shoppes (next to Fitness One)
Phone: 757-471-9002
Email:
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Virginia Beach Karate Training Facility:
1169 Nimmo Parkway Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
Parkway Red Mill Commons Shopping Center (next to Pier One Imports) Phone: 757-563-9022
Email: in
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Chesapeake Karate Training Facility:
236 Carmichael Way Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Edinburgh Commons Shopping Center (off route 168)
Phone:757-432-9022
Email:
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Chesapeake Karate Training Facility:
501F Kempsville Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Greenbrier Shoppes Shopping Center (corner of Kempsville Road and Greenbrier Parkway)
Phone: 757-382-9022
Email:
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Chesapeake Karate Training Facility:
Western Branch Opening Soon !

  Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

 

CLMA Martial Arts
P.O. Box 68820
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23471
Website address:
www.atakick.com
Email:
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Hampton Roads Karate Headquarters: 757-471-9002

Changing Lives ATA Karateserves all of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake and is a Top Ten rated ATA Karate school in the nation. For the ATA academy nearest you, contact 757-471-9002.

 

VIRGINIA BEACH KARATE SCHOOLS

23450     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.844    -76.093

23451     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.864    -76.012

23452     KARATE Virginia Beach   VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.839    -76.091

23453     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.774    -76.076

23454     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.838    -76.026

23455     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.888    -76.145

23456     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.776    -76.076

23457     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.619    -76.058

23458     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.853    -75.976

23459     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.923    -76.011

23460     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.814    -76.026

23461     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.802    -76.009

23462     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.840    -76.151

23463     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.802    -76.176

23464     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.798    -76.178

23465     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.798    -76.176

23466     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.838    -76.153

23467     KARATE Virginia Beach    VA           757          Virginia Beach City            36.802    -76.174

 

NORFOLK KARATE SCHOOLS

23501 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.899 -76.206

23502 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.853 -76.213

23503 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.946 -76.253

23504 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.860 -76.266

23505 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.911 -76.285

23506 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.857 -76.212

23507 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.864 -76.300

23508 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.888 -76.300

23509 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.881 -76.264

23510 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.851 -76.291

23511 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.943 -76.307

23512 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.922 -76.318

23513 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.888 -76.238

23514 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.852 -76.292

23515 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.916 -76.304

23517 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.867 -76.290

23518 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.916 -76.221

23519 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.923 -76.188

23520 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.846 -76.285

23521 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.917 -76.155

23523 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.831 -76.270

23529 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.885 -76.311

23541 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.858 -76.211

23551 KARATE Norfolk VA 757 Norfolk City 36.848 -76.289

 

CHESAPEAKE KARATE SCHOOLS

 

23320 KARATE Chesapeake VA 757 Chesapeake City 36.734 -76.239

 23321 KARATE Chesapeake VA 757 Chesapeake City 36.798 -76.425

 23322 KARATE Chesapeake VA 757 Chesapeake City 36.580 -76.308

23323 KARATE Chesapeake VA 757 Chesapeake City 36.759 -76.341

23324 KARATE Chesapeake VA 757 Chesapeake City 36.800 -76.267

23325 KARATE Chesapeake VA 757 Chesapeake City 36.813 -76.238

23326 KARATE Chesapeake VA 757 Chesapeake City 36.764 -76.252

23327 KARATE Chesapeake VA 757 Chesapeake City 36.739 -76.230

23328 KARATE Chesapeake VA 757 Chesapeake City 36.732 -76.230

 

Virginia Beach  Karate Schools serve these area’s in Virginia

 

AcredaleKARATE Virginia Beach

Chesapeake BeachKARATE,Virginia Beach

BrigadoonKARATE,Virginia Beach

Great NeckKARATE,Virginia Beach

Kings GrantKARATE,Virginia Beach

AlantonKARATE,Virginia Beach

Green RunKARATE,Virginia Beach

Buckner FarmsKARATE,Virginia Beach

BaysideKARATE,Virginia Beach

BlackwaterKARATE,Virginia Beach

Brighton on the BayKARATE,Virginia Beach

College ParkKARATE,Virginia Beach

GlenwoodKARATE,Virginia Beach

Croatan BeachKARATE,Virginia Beach

Church PointKARATE,Virginia Beach

GreenwichKARATE,Virginia Beach

The North EndKARATE,Virginia Beach

KempsvilleKARATE,Virginia Beach

LandstownKARATE,Virginia Beach

London BridgeKARATE,Virginia Beach

  LynnhavenKARATE,Virginia Beach

Little NeckKARATE,Virginia Beach

Middle PlantationKARATE,Virginia Beach

MundenKARATE,Virginia Beach

OceanaKARATE,Virginia Beach

Ocean LakesKARATE,Virginia Beach

Ocean ParkKARATE,Virginia Beach

Pembroke ManorKARATE,Virginia Beach

Pembroke MeadowsKARATE,Virginia Beach

PembrokeKARATE,Virginia Beach

  Indian LakesKARATE,Virginia Beach

Pembroke ShoresKARATE,Virginia Beach

HilltopKARATE,Virginia Beach

Pine MeadowsKARATE,Virginia Beach

Princess AnneKARATE,Virginia Beach

PungoKARATE,Virginia Beach

Indian River PlantationKARATE,Virginia Beach

Shore DriveKARATE,Virginia Beach

Salem KARATE,Virginia Beach

SandbridgeKARATE,Virginia Beach

  SeatackKARATE,Virginia Beach

ShadowlawnKARATE,Virginia Beach

ThaliaKARATE,Virginia Beach

Thalia ShoresKARATE,Virginia Beach

ThoroughgoodKARATE,Virginia Beach

Witchduck PointKARATE,Virginia Beach

BaysideKARATE,Virginia Beach

BlackwaterKARATE,Virginia Beach

KempsvilleKARATE,Virginia Beach

LynnhavenKARATE,Virginia Beach

Princess AnneKARATE,Virginia Beach

PungoKARATE,Virginia Beach

Victoria ParkKARATE,Virginia Beach

CourthouseKARATE,Virginia Beach

Bay Hill KARATE,Virginia Beach

SandbridgeKARATE, Virginia Beach

Courthouse Estates KARATE, Virginia Beach

VA Beach KARATE, Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach KARATE, Virginia Beach

Virginia Bch KARATE, Virginia Beach

Virginia KARATE, Virginia

                    

               

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