Affiliates, Advocates, and Sponsors

Affiliates

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In order to help you identify affiliates, advocates, and sponsors of ATA International, we have designed and implemented logos for their use. As a student or parent of a student, it is important that you are able to determine the best correspondence.


Any company that does business without these logos are not associated with ATA International, approved, or in any way official business. Only after a vendor or program has been properly vetted by ATA International and proven beneficial for our licensees, will they be allowed to display the appropriate approved products and programs for you or your child.

If you have any questions and any program, please feel free to contact us.

 

Corporate Advocates

Autism Speaks

autism_speaks-1.jpgAutism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

In 2011, ATA partnered with Autism Speaks to promote awareness of the life-changing benefits that children and families may experience through martial arts training, to educate instructors about autism and autism spectrum disorders, and to raise funds supporting the crucial missions of Autism Speaks.

Songahm Taekwondo, the curriculum taught at licensed locations, systematically promotes discipline, honor, self-control, respect, courtesy, perseverance and loyalty, learned behaviors that extend far beyond the mats. Songahm Taekwondo is taught at the ability level of each student and focuses on personal development of the mind and body. The pace of progress depends on the individual.

Three fundamentals of Songahm Taekwondo are increasing attention, self-control, and self-discipline. In a great number of autistic individuals, these core attributes have shown to be effective in achieving personal advancements while overcoming developmental obstacles. Because physical education can be challenging to autistic children, exercise opportunities are often limited. Martial arts, however, can provide a way for individuals with autism to participate in specifically designed workouts and classes while helping to strengthen their physical condition and social activities.

Learn more about Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org.

Olweus - The World's Foremost Bullying Prevention Program

olweus1.jpgThe Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. With over thirty-five years of research and successful implementation all over the world, OBPP is a whole-school program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting.

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is designed for students in elementary, middle, and junior high schools (students ages five to fifteen years old). Research has shown that OBPP is also effective in high schools, with some program adaptation.

ATA joined forces Olweus in 2010 to integrate bullying prevention strategies with martial arts training. Hundreds of instructors certified in the ATA have received this vital safety training which they, in turn, have presented to tens of thousands of children across the country through seminars and special events. Learn more about Olweus at www.violencepreventionworks.org.

 

Corporate Sponsors

WMA-NEW-LOGO.jpg WMA is the authorized distributor of ATA equipment, supplies, and apparel.

 

Zebra-Z-logo2clr_186redBlk.jpg Zebra - Train with Confidence! Visit www.zebraathletics.com to view the entire product line. The premium mats and flooring systems are featured at high profile events including each ATA National and World Tournament as well as in training facilities around the world. The ultra-tough cages, rings, bag racks and accessories are used and promoted by today's most recognized fighters. Their complete facility design and installation services are inspired by the athletes and training centers that demand top notch performance, quality, and durability.

 

logoscs1.png SCS is the number one billing company utilized by licensees of the ATA.

 

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