ATA Legacy Program


ATA Legacy Training

If you are interested in becoming a certified instructor, the best place to start is through your instructor.  Just like the ATA relies on our relationships with the licensed school and club owners to help people around the world learn Songahm Taekwondo, instructors are equally as important in this vital circle of relationships.

In many martial arts styles, the assumption traditionally has been that once students earn their black belts they are ready to teach other students. But the ATA does not believe that simply being able to do something well qualifies a person to teach it. During the last 30 years, the ATA has developed an intensive instructor training program to insure that all of your instructors are professionally skilled teachers.

Some of the Personal Benefits dedicated instructors receive from their hard work and effort include:

  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • Improving Their Taekwondo
  • Learning Instructional Techniques
  • Valuable Life Skills Training
  • Sharpening Their Thinking Skills
  • Attending Special Events

Before becoming certified, black belts spend 2-3 years as instructor trainees, during which time they are required to teach at least 300 hours under the supervision of a senior instructor. They are also required to earn certification in CPR and Youth Protection and to attend instruction camps.

Remember to visit with your instructor and let them know you want a future with the ATA!

Legacy Team

Evan Carter

Evan Carter

2nd Degree Black Belt

Jason Comolli

2nd Degree Black Belt

Mary Kate Delaney

2nd Degree Black Belt

Gretel Eissler

Gretel Eissler

3rd Degree Black Belt

Robert Embert

2nd Degree Black Belt

Jared Garthwait

Jared Garthwait

3rd Degree Black Belt

Kristen Gonci

Kristen Gonci

3rd Degree Black Belt

Michael Grosse

Michael Grosse

3rd Degree Black Belt

Wesley Hicks - 2nd Degree Black Belt

Wesley Hicks

3rd Degree Black Belt

Ainsley Ingram

2nd Degree Black Belt

S Jefferson

Sarah Jefferson

3rd Degree Black Belt

Kavond Jones

4th Degree Black Belt

Bobby Kormann - 2nd Degree Black Belt

Bobby Kormann

2nd Degree Black Belt

ATA Legacy Instructor

Heidi Krug

1st Degree Black Belt

Lucy Krug

Lucy Krug

3rd Degree Black Belt

ATA Legacy Instructor

Jacob Lefebvre

2nd Degree Black Belt

Zeke Lieberman

3rd Degree Black Belt

Drew Morello

2nd Degree Black Belt

Taylor Nagel

3rd Degree Black Belt

ATA Legacy Instructor

Milagros Ortigoza

2nd Degree Black Belt

Dante Pesche

Dante Pesce

4th Degree Black Belt

Ibraheem Qureshi - 3rd Degree Black Belt

Ibraheem Qureshi

3rd Degree Black Belt

Stellablue Robinson

1st Degree Black Belt

Shane Sweeney

Shane Sweeney

3rd Degree Black Belt

Jordanna Wagner

Jordanna Wagner

3rd Degree Black Belt

Juan Zavaleta

Juan Zavaleta

3rd Degree Black Belt

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