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May

Districts the Second

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

This weekend, dozens of the Upper Midwest's best martial artists will be coming to town for the second annual North District Tournament.  Taekwondo students from Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Nebraska will be competing to become district champions.  Black belt competitors will alsy be vying for a berth in the Tournament of Champions at the World Expo in July.

Good luck to all competitors, especially the ones from our school!

13

April

Twenty Two

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Twenty-two.

This is the number of our students who competed this weekend at the ATA Twin Cities Tournament.  As far as anyone can remember, this is the greatest number students competing at a regoinal tournament.  Everyone had a great time showing off their stuff and putting their skills and themselves on the line.  For some of us, there were some new experiences, such as our first regional tournament or first time doing a creative form.

We're looking forward to the next regional tournament!

18

March

How to become a VIP

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

This was recently sent out by Mr. Raberge, our chief instructor and school owner to our students and parents:

Top 10 Ways Parents Can Help Their Child Become an “A - Rated” Black Belt Champion

  1. Keep them on a regular schedule and have them make up missed classes.
  2. Encourage your child to learn and follow our dojang protocol and practice their martial arts manners.
  3. Observe their classes as often as they can.  Always praise even slight progress.
  4. Understand that any and all progress helps to keep their child's interest level high.
  5. Always support our instructor’s decisions regarding tips and belt promotions. He will always be acting in your child’s best interest.
  6. Be optimistic and encouraging even if your child shows temporary signs of frustration or boredom.
  7. Keep frequent communications with our instructors over your child’s progress in and out of the dojang.
  8. Attend special events such as our color belt graduations and our black belt testings. These events are extremely motivational for everyone.
  9. Take time to learn the student creed along with your child and help them better understand our weekly and monthly messages. We teach many valuable life skills.
  10. Be a V.I.P., also known as a very involved parent!

15

March

Advancing Black Belts tonight

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Tonight was another successful event in our continuing series of black belt testings.  Nearly 20 students advanced or worked toward the nexts belt in their martial arts training.  There were three new black belts, and three students earned the next belts.

We were pleased to have as our special guest, Mr. Singewald, owner of Singewald's ATA Family Martial Arts.

We're so proud of all our testers!

6

March

Filming!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

The City of Lakeville will be doing a story about our marital arts academy on Thursday, March 6 for an Out & About feature. They will interview Mr. Raberge, and they'd like to record part of the 4:30 p.m. class. Mr. Raberge has opened that class — 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6 — to all students.  All students are invited to come to this class for today only.

23

February

Ow

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

The eleven ATA taekwondo students from our school returned from Black Belt Camp late last night.  Everyone was tired, sore, and full of new knowledge.  We were part of 177 of the region's martial artists at camp along with 24 masters, senior masters, chief masters, and masters candidates.  It was the first camp for about half our students, and all of them said they'd do it again.

The masters worked us students hard while teaching us sparring, leadership, and our forms and how to be better students, better instructors, and better people.  We're all eager to use the new marital arts skills and techniques we learned this weekend in our classes.

So it's a good sore.  And we'll gladly do it again. 

21

February

Camping with Black Belts

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

Today and tomorrow a couple hundred of the region's instructors will be at Black Belt Instructor Camp.  At this annual camp, we will learn how to be better taekwondo and martial arts instructors and students.  The region's masters will lead us in exercises and seminars for new teaching techniques and new skill for our students.  To many black belts, this is the one regional event that they ensure they attend each year.

We don't actually camp; we take over Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp for the weekend and avail ourselves of their dorms and facilities.  It's an annual tradition going back more than a quarter century.

15

February

Tourney Day!

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

In about 40 minutes, we'll be kicking off our latest in-school tournament.  Kids and adults will be putting their marital arts skills on the line to see where they rank today in competition.  Not everyone will win, but we hope everyone has a good time and will find something that they can use to make themselves better.

Good luck to all the competitors!

11

February

Winter Graduation 2014

ATA Martial Arts & Kids Karate of Lakeville

At our Winter 2014 color belt graduation, we will have our largest-ever group of students: 156 157.  We are so proud at how well our students are progressing in their taekwondo and martial arts training!  If you'd like to see us, we'll be at Boeckman Middle School in Farmington, MN.

Good luck and good skills to all our graduating students!