Hello ATA WC Families,
Our plane has landed! We are back on the east coast from 2016 Spring Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada! The trip was a success for our school!
We are proud to announce that in competition Mr. Bryan Denmark placed 1st in Combat Sparring, Ms. Nicole McCarthy placed 3rd in Sparring and 2nd in Combat Sparring, and Mr. Bobby Kormann received a Songahm Spirit Award. Mr. Denmark and Ms. McCarthy also participated in the Team USA Sparring Seminar and Tryouts. Both were chosen as top recruits and will continue to train for the opportunity to be chosen for Team USA later this year.
Master Jouan and I both participated in high rank midterm testings to prepare for advancement in our rank. Although we will have to wait a few weeks to see our scores, we feel our midterms were a success! There were also exciting training seminars we were a part of. We are looking forward to bringing some new and dynamic drills and ideas to ATA West Chester so we can continue training our amazing students and make a positive impact in your life through ATA Martial Arts.
It would be memorable if you can join us at the next National ATA event, The 2016 World Expo in Little Rock, Arkansas June 27th- July 3rd. There will be even more training opportunities, elite competition and the chance to watch me test for the prestigious rank of 6TH Degree Black Belt. From there, I could be a candidate to begin the year-long mastership process and be inducted as a master at the 2017 World Expo. Please follow my journey on my Facebook page—Mrs. Jouan.
We are so excited to have these opportunities to grow our students and ourselves with the best knowledge and training strategies the ATA has to offer. Thanks for all the support and encouragement during our travel and training. Each of you are what makes the community in our school one-of-a-kind and special to be a part of. Thanks again to our outstanding Legacy team for teaching great classes while we were away working towards our personal martial arts goals.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in class this week!