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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Investing in our future by helping create the leaders of tomorrow

Bob Wagner's is proud to announce its sponsorship program with ATA Martial Arts of West Chester.

What does ATA stand for?

The American Taekwondo Association 

From the ATA website:
ATA is the premier North American organization dedicated to the martial arts discipline of Taekwondo, and is the founding organization of other international affiliates that include the World Traditional Taekwondo Union (WTTU) and the Songahm Taekwondo Federation (STF). Counting both the U.S. and worldwide, the three organizations have over 1,500 licensed schools and clubs worldwide.

Why did we choose to sponsor ATA?

Not only does ATA teach taekwondo, which builds self-confidence, increases attention span, improves grades, and so much more, ATA has a bully prevention program where they teach their students both how to avoid being bullied as well as how to stand up for others who are being bullied.

Along with their standard taekwondo program, which is far from standard, ATA offers a leadership program for its students.

The leadership patch says, "Creating Tomorrow's Leaders One Black Belt At A Time".  Having seen this program first hand, I can tell you that is precisely what they are doing. Using grad-school level leadership concepts, ATA has created a truly unique program that students are proud to become a part of.

Leadership students learn the importance of leading by example and supporting their communities. Required to step up their physical and mental training, students are rewarded with unique opportunities and advanced curriculum designed to bring out their best.

Finally, ATA gets its students involved in countless community service projects. Giving back to the community is part of being an ATA member.

Through our sponsorship, ATA will continue build tomorrow's leaders.

Check out a great time-lapse video of two ATA classes HERE 

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