A Program For Youth at Buckingham's ATA Martial Arts

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Tigers

The ATA Tigers program is designed to teach children as young as four the basic skills associated with martial arts. Respect, confidence, sharing, and discipline are a few of the skills your child will learn in a fun and focused environment that adapts to your child’s learning style. As he or she learns to punch, kick, and block, they will also learn how and when to use their training. This program encourages children to set and accomplish goals, all while having fun and making new friends.

At Buckingham’s ATA Black Belt Academy and Karate for Kids, where every child is a winner, we teach so much more than Karate or Taekwondo. Your child will gain the tools to lead a successful and confident life. Don’t worry about being new! We enjoy making new friends. Your child will feel at home in no time in a welcoming environment. Karate for kids recognizes that every child is unique, and we love to bring out the best in our students by teaching them to embrace their individuality. Instructors will work one-on-one with your child to make sure he or she is learning confidently.

The Tigers program is for children ages 4 to 6 years with no martial arts experience and not yet in school. Class times are 30 minutes and we recommend attending twice a week. If you’re ready to get your child started on the right track, or if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call.

Ask about the following programs and how each are incorporated into your class or can be added to your training.

Karate for Kids

Karate for Kids teaches children as young as seven the basics of self-defense, along with so much more! Your child will learn respect, determination, dedication, and confidence—qualities that will help him or her to achieve success in all areas of life. Students will be introduced to kicking, punching, and blocking while learning the appropriate use for those skills. At Buckingham’s ATA Black Belt Academy and Karate for Kids, our focus is protection—not fighting.

This course is great for beginners! Our instructors will work with your child individually to ensure he or she can gain the skills and confidence needed to progress. Your child will have fun making new friends while learning important life skills.

Through an organized belt ranking system, you child will learn goal-setting and accomplishment as he or she strives for the next level. Time and time again we have seen these skills transfer to the classroom and beyond. We love that this program can help your child achieve more at school and at home.

Classes are 45 minutes long and we recommend attending twice per week. If you’re ready to get your child started on the right track, or if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call.

Ask about the following programs and how each are incorporated into your class or can be added to your training.

  • Self-Defense

    All martial arts courses are designed to improve self-defense skills and physical fitness. Learn more about how Buckingham’s ATA Black Belt Academy can help you achieve your goals.

    This program focuses on real-word scenarios and practical applications to help you make the most of your martial arts training. Learn self-defense techniques that will teach you to defend yourself against even the largest opponent. Improve your agility and reaction time. Incorporate weapons into your training to maximize hand-eye coordination and increase upper-body strength.

  • Fitness

    All martial arts courses are designed to improve self-defense skills and physical fitness. Learn more about how Buckingham’s ATA Black Belt Academy can help you achieve your goals.

    Fitness is much more than an attractive physique. Buckingham’s ATA Black Belt Academy and Karate for Kids focuses on the health and quality of life benefits physical fitness integrates into your life. Martial arts is a great tool to improve your fitness, stamina, and agility. Increase your speed, flexibility, power, and endurance through exceptional training. Come as you are! The program is designed to meet you at your level and ability. Achieve a healthy body and mind.

  • Black Belt Club

    Be part of an elite, driven group with Buckingham’s ATA Black Belt Academy and Karate for Kids Black Belt Club. Students will have the opportunity to achieve greatness through personalized training and enhanced dedication. They will learn goal-setting skills, such as focus and determination, as they journey toward the prized status of Black Belt.

  • Tournaments

    Competition provides an excellent opportunity for students to test and display their skills. As in most areas of life, it’s not about beating the opponent; it’s about bringing out the best in yourself. Tournaments are designed to provide safety and fun for students while they proudly exhibit their training in a controlled environment. Students learn to overcome anxiety in an atmosphere that encourages and celebrates their individuality, abilities, and dedication.

Schedule

  • Introduction to Tigers

    All White and Ara Belts

    Monday and Wednesday @ 4:00 PM

    Tuesday and Thursday @ 5:30 PM

  • Advanced Tigers

    All Orange, Green, Purple and Blue Belts

    Monday and Wednesday @ 4:30 PM

    Tuesday and Thursday @ 6:00 PM

  • Introduction to Taekwondo

    All New Karate for Kids and Adults

    Monday and Wednesday @ 5:15 PM

    Tuesday and Thursday @ 6:30 PM

  • Beginning Taekwondo

    Orange, Yellow and Cammo Belts

    Monday and Wednesday @ 6:00 PM

    Tuesday and Thursday @ 4:45 PM

  • Intermediate and Advanced Taekwondo

    Green, Purple, Blue, Brown, Red and 1D Black Belts

    Monday and Wednesday starting @ 6:45 PM

  • Intermediate Taekwondo

    Green, Purple, Blue and Brown Belts

    Tuesday and Thursday @ 4:00 PM

  • Advanced Taekwondo

    2D, 3D and 4D Black Belts

    Tuesday and Thursday @ 7:15 PM

5 stars

They have been my grandson's instructors for several years and I have witnessed his growth, both in maturity and in confidence. He was recently awarded his black belt and he makes his grandpa very proud!

R.J. K.

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5955 Mt Rushmore Road, Suite D
Rapid City, SD 57701

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Classes

  • Tigers

    The ATA Tigers program is designed to teach children as young as four the basic skills associated with martial arts.

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  • K for K

    Karate for Kids teaches children the basics of self-defense, respect, determination, dedication, and confidence.

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  • Teens & Adults

    The Teen & Adult program is just the trick if you’re looking to get fit, learn self-defense, or challenge yourself.

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