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TaeKwonDo

  • Black Belt Academy
  • Karate For Kids
  • Protech Training

Black Belt AcademyWe believe that Songahm Taekwondo is the best martial art in the world. Taekwondo is an exciting and powerful martial art known for its dynamic kicking and hand techniques. Although these martial art techniques are centuries old, our programs are always evolving to keep pace with the rapidly changing world.

We realize that each student possesses different physical abilities. Size and strength vary with each individual. Once you have acquired a strong foundation in the basics, our program will enhance your physical capabilities and maximize your self-defense skills. You will understand exactly what it takes, mentally and physically, to defend yourself or your loved ones should the need ever arise.

ATA Black Belt AcademyIn Songahm Taekwondo, your instructor is not interested in just teaching self-defense, your instructor is interested in the complete personal development of each student. Individual attention is a feature of each and every class, allowing all students to progress quickly and confidently toward their personal goals. Our instructors take their responsibility seriously as role models for younger students, teaching them the importance of strong character, leadership and good values.

The teaching curriculum for Songahm Taekwondo is based on two concepts: "positive mental attitude" and "high goal setting." We feel so positive about this program that we promise to give you and your family the most professional, well supervised and the highest quality classes available in any sport or art.

Karate for Kids ATA Karate For KidsThere are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. We have developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as:

Goals Friendship Perseverance
Self-Control Confidence Self-Improvement
Courtesy Self Awareness Respect
Integrity Self-Esteem Dedication

ATA Karate For Kids

In addition to monthly themes, our system includes the unique victory patch. Kids are rewarded special "Victory Stars." These different colored stars are rewarded for outstanding performance in karate class, school, home or at a tournament competition. Kids may receive the following stars for the following deeds:

ATA Karate For Kids Stars
Gold Straight A’s, honor roll, or significant improvement
Silver Special performance awards
Blue Monthly themes, weekly lessons, classroom performance
Red Tournament participation



Four different colored Victory Patches are available to accommodate all the stars that can be earned by a high achieving Karate Kid:

Victory Patches

Blue 0-24 Stars
Silver 25-49 Stars
Gold 50-99 Stars
Blue/Gold 100+ Stars
ATA Karate For Kids Patch

Tiny Tigers Tiny TigersIn addition to our internationally recognized Karate for Kids program, we offer the Taekwondo for Tiny Tigers program. The Tiny Tiger program was developed specifically for preschool age children ages 2 through 6. This program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. In addition, the program is designed to improve children's motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions. All classes are taught using the most safe, fun, and exciting instruction methods available for this age group. This program works in conjunction with the Karate for Kids program, thereby emphasizing the same important monthly themes and value system.

ATA Tiny TigersJust like in the Karate for Kids program, Tiny Tigers have their own unique victory patch and "Victory Stars." Stars are earned in the same way as the Karate for Kids program, with slight modifications in recognition of the preschool age of the child. Four different colored victory patches are available to accommodate all the stars that can be earned by a high achieving Tiny Tiger. Except for the logo, the four victory patches are the same as the Karate for Kids patches.

Upon graduation from the Tiny Tigers program into the "Junior" or "Big Kid" program, Tigers are rewarded by the opportunity to wear the "Big Kids" or "Karate for Kids" patch.

The rank and testing system used by the Tigers is slightly different than that of the Karate for Kids. Tigers can earn eight collectable animal patches to display on the belts as follows: Tiger for orange belt; Cheetah for yellow; Lion for camo; Eagle for green; Phoenix for purple; Dragon for blue; Cobra for brown; Panther for red. All eight patches, as earned, can be displayed on the child's belt.

Protech Training Protech Training Systems, under the direction of Senior Master G.K. Lee, provides advanced martial arts training for instructors. Programs are used by instructors to improve their personal skills, as well as for enhancement to their school programs. Currently, Protech mid-terms are becoming a part of rank advancement.

 

Protech Training Systems Certification Programs:


WEAPON TRAINING

Single Ssahng Jeol Bong = Single Nunchuck
Double Ssahng Jeol Bong =  Double Nunchuck
Single Bahng Mahng Ee = Single Stick
Double Bahng Mahng Ee= Double Stick
Jee Pahng Ee = Cane
Jahng Bong - Mid Range = Long Staff
Jahng Bong - Long Range = Long Staff
Sam Dan Bong = 3 Sectional Staff
Gum Do = Sword
Ssahng Nat = Kamas
Knife Throwing

SELF DEFENSE TRAINING

Joint Manipulation (Level I, II)
Ground Fighting (Level I, II, III)
PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense
PPCT Pressure Point Control Tactics
PPCT Sexual Harassment / Rape Prevention

 

Ryan Johnson is certified and qualified to teach each of the PPCT Courses however certification must be done directly through a PPCT certification center.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu

  • BullyProof
  • Combatives
  • Women Empowered
Every month in the United States, three million children miss school due to fear of bullies. In the Gracie Bullyproof program, our goal is to instill in your child unshakable confidence so they can overcome bullies without violence. Due to the non-violent nature of the techniquess, CNN, NBC, and Oprah have featured the Gracie Bullyproof program as one of the few effective counter-measures to bullying for children between the ages of 5 and 13. To read a touching story about how the Gracie Bullyproof program saved a 12-year-old boy after only one week of training. We will teach your child to use verbal assertiveness to deter bullies and several non-violent self-defense techniques to stay safe if physically assaulted. Importantly, we don’t teach how to punch or kick, since this often does more harm than good. Instead, we use leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence. Numerous school districts have embraced the defensive nature of the Gracie Bullyproof
Gracie Combatives is our beginner program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program. Upon successful completion of the Gracie Combatives program we will promote you to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt and you will qualify for advancement to the Master Cycle program.
Women Empowered is the official Gracie self-defense program for women. In this 10-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralize the 15 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant. Each one-hour Women Empowered lesson addresses two techniques. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience. Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Women Empowered program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents. Once you complete the Women Empowered program, you may test for promotion to Pink Belt! If you have no previous martial arts experience and you want to learn how to defend yourself in a fun, safe, and cooperative learning environment, Women Empowered is for you.