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Time's running out for your party discount!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Are you looking for an awesome martial-arts themed, low-hassle, and most fun birthday party in or around Lakeville?  Do you want a party that your son or daughter will remember for years?  We have it!

But you only have two weeks left to book your party and save $100 off the cost.  You can have the party any time in 2013, but you have to put down a $75 deposit before the end of 2012.  Starting January 1, 2013, the $100 discount expires.  We are already filling up slots in January and February.

Visit our birthday party website to find out the packages we have available.  With all our packages, the birthday girl (or boy) gets to cut her (or his) cake with a real samurai sword.  (Yes, we'll help with that.)

Boook today your child's best party ever and save $100!



Literally, one Black Belt at a time

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Tonight, during a very cozy Black Belt Testing, one of our students reached his goal to become a first-degree Black Belt.  We congratulate him on his achievement!

It's always a proud moment for us instructors to see one of our students perservere through the color belt grades to reach this level.  If you see him in the academy, be sure to congratulate him!  We're sure proud of him.



Let's help

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Our academy is collecting for a couple of programs to help those who might not have as much as we do.  Although our economy is slowly recovering, many families still need help this time of year.

In the school are two boxes:

  • One box is a collection of food and other supplies for the Eagan/Lakeville Resource Center Please bring in nonperishable food and put it in the box.  We'll also accept cash.
  • In the other box are toys which will be given to the Toys for Tots Foundation.  If you wish to donate a toy, please bring it in its original packaging and without any wrapping around it.  Remember, older kids need toys, too.

Please bring in a donation for one or both of these drives.  It could make the difference in someone's life.



We will

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Our students are making goals for themselves for the coming year.  We're asking each of our students to write down and bring to Mr. Raberge six goals for themselves, two of in each of the following categories:

  • Self
  • School or work (as appropriate)
  • Taekwondo

These goals should be measurable.  Instead of a vague goal of "Do better in math," one could set a goal of "Get an 'A' in math."  The goals should also be realistic, too:  If one is currently not exercising, a goal of one's winning an ultramarathon next year might not be a realistic.

Mr. Raberge will revisit these goals with the students in August.  By then, they will be able to say "Yes, I reached my goal!" or "I'm almost there!" or "I guess I need to step it up."



C'mon, ring those bells!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Tomorrow (Saturday, December 1), our Demo Team will be at the Rainbow Foods store at 17756 Kenwood Trail in Lakeville from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. We will be ringing bells at the Salvation Army kettle there as part of our helping the community.  Come on down to say "hi!" and to help out those less fortunate than you.



The new schedule starts today!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

As mentioned at the Color Belt Graduation last week, the academy has a new class schedule.  The time you think your class is might not be what you think it is.  Please see the new schedule for your new class time, especially if you've graduated into a new color belt class (beginner -> intermediate, intermediate -> advanced).  If you'd like a slightly different format, see this schedule (with links to class descriptions) on the Student Resouces website.

Even if you're going to be in the same class, your form will change:

If your current belt is Your training form is
  Songahm 3
  In Wha 1
  In Wha 2



Happy Thanksgiving!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

We wish all our students, their families, and everyone who's a fan of our academy a happy Thanksgiving holiday.  Let us remember and show thanks and gratitude to those who mean so much to us.



Congratuations, Color Belts!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Last night's color belt graduation was one of the biggest we've ever had!  More than 130 students moved up in grade to their next belt.  We're proud of all our Color Belts for their coming to class and working hard to not only become good taekwondo students, but to become better people as well. 

At the graduation, Mr. Raberge talked about our new training system.  This is the first major change in a couple of years, and all the instructors are excited about it.  The major points can be found in our Student Resources pages along with an updated schedule and class descriptions.



Good luck, testers!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

We wish all of our Color Belts good luck in their graduation tests tonight!  Your testing time depends on your current belt color:

: 5:45 p.m. (Please arrive by 5:30 p.m.)

: 7:15 p.m. (Please arrive by 7:00 p.m.)

If you will be testing with a weapon, please bring your double bahng mahng ee.  You will not need any other equipment.

Mr. Raberge will also give more information about the new class schedule and training system which will start on Monday, November 29.