June 19-25, 2017 | Little Rock, AR

ATA World Expo

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Schedule of Events

10 Leadership points will be awarded for each day of training seminars.

Tuesday, June 20

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Licensee Discovery Seminar

ATA Headquarters Classroom

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Seminar Early Check-in

Statehouse Ballroom Lobby

8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Masters' Inductee Training

ATA Headquarters Classroom / Gate & Garden

Wednesday, June 21

6:00 AM

Registration / Check-in for Seminars

Statehouse Ballroom Lobby

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ATA Legacy Facilitator Training (Day 1)

SHCC Ballroom

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ATA Tiger Training

SHCC Ballroom

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

World Conference - Business  

Marriott - Conway Lecture Hall

8:00AM
A2Z Training for a Stronger BusinessGrand Master Clark and leaders in the industry will guide you to over 6 hours of business training: Marketing, Enrollment, Retention and Upgrading Procedures. As a member of both the ATA Masters’ Council and Founders’ Council, Grand Master Clark has been a leader in the martial arts industry and has been on the cutting edge of best business practices for over 50 years. This all-intensive business training course will guide you through everything from online marketing for new members, Facebook advertising, lead conversion, upgrades, retention, sale of products, and turning our white belts into strong black belts. As this will be an active training seminar with role-playing and script rehearsal, it is highly recommended that attendees stay in the course for the entire 6-hour block. Each segment will add on to the previous segment topic as Grand Master Clark and staff take you step-by-step to make your ATA Business STRONGER!
9:15AM
A2Z Training for a Stronger BusinessGrand Master Clark and leaders in the industry will guide you to over 6 hours of business training: Marketing, Enrollment, Retention and Upgrading Procedures. As a member of both the ATA Masters’ Council and Founders’ Council, Grand Master Clark has been a leader in the martial arts industry and has been on the cutting edge of best business practices for over 50 years. This all-intensive business training course will guide you through everything from online marketing for new members, Facebook advertising, lead conversion, upgrades, retention, sale of products, and turning our white belts into strong black belts. As this will be an active training seminar with role-playing and script rehearsal, it is highly recommended that attendees stay in the course for the entire 6-hour block. Each segment will add on to the previous segment topic as Grand Master Clark and staff take you step-by-step to make your ATA Business STRONGER!
10:30AM
A2Z Training for a Stronger BusinessGrand Master Clark and leaders in the industry will guide you to over 6 hours of business training: Marketing, Enrollment, Retention and Upgrading Procedures. As a member of both the ATA Masters’ Council and Founders’ Council, Grand Master Clark has been a leader in the martial arts industry and has been on the cutting edge of best business practices for over 50 years. This all-intensive business training course will guide you through everything from online marketing for new members, Facebook advertising, lead conversion, upgrades, retention, sale of products, and turning our white belts into strong black belts. As this will be an active training seminar with role-playing and script rehearsal, it is highly recommended that attendees stay in the course for the entire 6-hour block. Each segment will add on to the previous segment topic as Grand Master Clark and staff take you step-by-step to make your ATA Business STRONGER!
11:45AM
A2Z Training for a Stronger BusinessGrand Master Clark and leaders in the industry will guide you to over 6 hours of business training: Marketing, Enrollment, Retention and Upgrading Procedures. As a member of both the ATA Masters’ Council and Founders’ Council, Grand Master Clark has been a leader in the martial arts industry and has been on the cutting edge of best business practices for over 50 years. This all-intensive business training course will guide you through everything from online marketing for new members, Facebook advertising, lead conversion, upgrades, retention, sale of products, and turning our white belts into strong black belts. As this will be an active training seminar with role-playing and script rehearsal, it is highly recommended that attendees stay in the course for the entire 6-hour block. Each segment will add on to the previous segment topic as Grand Master Clark and staff take you step-by-step to make your ATA Business STRONGER!
1:00PM
LUNCH
2:00PM
A2Z Training for a Stronger BusinessGrand Master Clark and leaders in the Undustry will guide you to over 6 hours of business training: Marketing, Enrollment, Retention and Ipgrading Procedures. As a member of both the ATA Masters’ Council and Founders’ Council, Grand Master Clark has been a leader in the martial arts industry and has been on the cutting edge of best business practices for over 50 years. This all-intensive business training course will guide you through everything from online marketing for new members, Facebook advertising, lead conversion, upgrades, retention, sale of products, and turning our white belts into strong black belts. As this will be an active training seminar with role-playing and script rehearsal, it is highly recommended that attendees stay in the course for the entire 6-hour block. Each segment will add on to the previous segment topic as Grand Master Clark and staff take you step-by-step to make your ATA Business STRONGER!
3:15PM
A2Z Training for a Stronger BusinessGrand Master Clark and leaders in the industry will guide you to over 6 hours of business training: Marketing, Enrollment, Retention and Upgrading Procedures. As a member of both the ATA Masters’ Council and Founders’ Council, Grand Master Clark has been a leader in the martial arts industry and has been on the cutting edge of best business practices for over 50 years. This all-intensive business training course will guide you through everything from online marketing for new members, Facebook advertising, lead conversion, upgrades, retention, sale of products, and turning our white belts into strong black belts. As this will be an active training seminar with role-playing and script rehearsal, it is highly recommended that attendees stay in the course for the entire 6-hour block. Each segment will add on to the previous segment topic as Grand Master Clark and staff take you step-by-step to make your ATA Business STRONGER!

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

World Conference - Taekwondo  

Marriott Ballroom

8:00AM
Morning Stretch & Warm-upMaster Matthew Blomquist: Start the morning off in the “zen zone”. Studies show that Asian stretching and discipline meditation is healthy for the body and even better for the mind. Start your Worlds’ Training balanced physically and mentally.
8:00AM
Protech FundamentalsChief Master Todd Droege - Including Protech training into regular classes is more popular than ever. Join Chief Master Todd Droege as he reviews the basics of the five most popular weapons and shares some exciting drills to not only challenge your students, but keep them coming back for more. Items to bring: 2 Ssahng Jeol Bongs, 2 Bahng Mahng Ees, 1 Jahng Bong.
9:15AM
Traditional Forms (1st-4th)Chief Master M.K. Lee & Chief Master Todd Droege: A Songahm “Poom-sae” or “Form” is a series of physical movements such as blocks, strikes and kicks combined with metal skills such as focus, memorization and discipline performed against an imaginary opponent. Come hone your skills in this exciting and informative seminar.
9:15AM
Free Sparring Seminar
10:30AM
Traditional Forms (5th-7th)Chief Master M.K. Lee & Chief Master Todd Droege (Day 1): These advanced black belt forms challenge martial artists on all levels. Learn ways to improve your form to either gain that edge in the ring or your next testing. Training tips, clarifications and much more will surely make this training event a can’t miss.
10:30AM
6 Self-Defense Drills You Need to KnowMaster Daniel Gimenez. Simple, yet effective self-defense skills are important for anyone to have. Master Gimenez will guide you through six personal safety drills that are sure to give you the confidence you need to survive a physical assault.
11:45AM
Street Self-Defense: Basics to Survive a Knife or Gun AttackMaster Daniel Gimenez: In today’s news, a knife or gun attack is a daily event. Master Gimenez will guide you through the basics of Warrior Krav. From distraction to disarming techniques, gain the confidence to become ATA Stronger on the streets! Items to Bring: Training Knife and Gun
1:00PM
LUNCH
2:00PM
Teaching Color Belt FormsChief Master M.K. Lee & Chief Master Todd Droege: Memorization made easier through a variety of teaching methods and applications. By utilizing targets, boards and self-defense applications, your students will not only learn faster but gain more confidence in their abilities as a marital artist.
2:00PM
Learn 3 ATA Leadership Forms (Part 1)Mr. Mike Chat: The new ATA Leadership forms are very simple to learn and very easy to teach.  Whether you have Xtreme experience or not, come learn from Mr. Chat.   3 Forms covered:  Open Hand (Honesty), Chux (Self-Esteem), Kamas (Communication).  These forms are from the new ATA Leadership Program class planners. Items to Bring: 2 Xtreme Ssahng Jeol Bongs, 2 Xtreme Kamas (Traditional weapons are acceptable, but Xtreme is recommended.)
3:15PM
Testing Prep - Board BreakingChief Master Robert Jager (Day 1): Board Breaking tests a student’s focus, technique and confidence all while performing as if a combative situation. Training, set-up, breaking procedures and proper holding techniques will all be covered in this dynamic seminar. Items to Bring: Rebreakable board (Yellow or Orange)
3:15PM
Learn 3 ATA Leadership Forms (Part 2)Mr. Mike Chat: This seminar is part 2 of the series.  Both seminars are not required to maximize the experience.  3 Forms covered:  Closed Hand (Respect), Bo-Staff (Discipline), Sword (Belief). These forms are from the new ATA Leadership Program class planners. Items to Bring: Jahng Bong/Bo-Staff, Sword. (Traditional Weapons are acceptable, but Xtreme is recommended.)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ATA Protech Training

Governor's Hall

  • Double Bahng Mahng Ee - Grand Master Nominee G.K. Lee
  • Gum Do Level 1 - Chief Master Vincent Raimondi
  • Single Combat Weapons Sparring - Chief Master S. Westbrook  
  • Ssahng Nat - Chief Master Kathy Lee
  • Single Ssahng Jeol Bong - Chief Master Laura Kowkabany
  • Double Ssahng Jeol Bong - Chief Master Laura Kowkabany
  • Oh Sung Do Level 1 - Chief Master Ki Seung Cho  
  • Oh Sung Do Level 2 - Grand Master H.Y. Chung  
  • Musa - Chief Master Greg Arcemont
  • Jee Pahng Ee - Chief Master Ken Reynolds
  • Sam Dan Bong - Sr. Master Kevin Kaminski  
  • Pressure Point Control Tactics - Chief Master Michael Caruso  

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Masters' Ceremony

H.U. Lee International Gate & Garden

Thursday, June 22

6:00 AM

Registration / Check-in for Seminars

Statehouse Ballroom Lobby

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Future Licensee Workshop

ATA International Headquarters

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ATA Legacy Facilitator Training (Day 2)

SHCC Ballroom

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Teaching the Karate for Kids Program

Marriott Ballroom

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Teaching the Leadership Program

SHCC Ballroom

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

World Conference - Business  

Marriott - Conway Lecture Hall

8:00AM
Meet ATA's CEOMr. Neil Morton: Formerly the CEO of Everlast Worldwide, Mr. Morton brings his vast knowledge and experience in the sporting goods, marketing, licensing and sports and fitness industry to reinforce our founder’s vision. This informal Q&A session will help you understand how Mr. Morton and ATA International will help take your school to the next level.
9:15AM
Have the Best December EverMaster Chong Sul: Back by popular demand! Master Sul and the Karate Atlanta staff have perfected the Leadership Expo hosted each December. This seminar will show you the ABC’s to hosting an exciting expo or open house event that will end the year on a high note while upgrading your members into Leadership or Legacy.
10:30AM
What's Happening in the Sports & Fitness IndustryMr. Tom Cove: Mr. Tom Cove, President and CEO of the Sport and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) will be on hand to discuss the industry followed by a Q&A. SFIA, the trade association of leading industry sports and fitness brands, enhances industry vitality and fosters sports and fitness participation through research, thought leadership, product promotion and public policy. SFIA produces the industry leading National Health-through- Fitness Day on Capitol Hill as well as representing the industry on trade and consumer issues. www.SFIA.org
11:45AM
Round Table Discussion: ATA's Curriculum ImplementationATA’s curriculum implementation: Since 2015, ATA Headquarters has launched 4 new programs to update your curriculum in your school. From Legacy, Leadership, K4K, to Tigers, the new programs are being implemented by successful ATA Licensees worldwide. During this session, meet with Training Department staff and licensees that have implemented the programs with good results. Learn how to implement stronger, how to overcome challenges, and how to provide a better ATA product.

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

World Conference - Taekwondo  

Marriott Ballroom

8:00AM
Traditional Forms (1st-4th)Chief Master M.K. Lee & Chief Master Todd Droege: A Songahm “Poom-sae” or “Form” is a series of physical movements such as blocks, strikes and kicks combined with metal skills such as focus, memorization and discipline performed against an imaginary opponent. Come hone your skills in this exciting and informative seminar.
8:00AM
Morning Stretch & Warm-upMaster Matthew Blomquist: Start the morning off in the “zen zone”. Studies show that Asian stretching and discipline meditation is healthy for the body and even better for the mind. Start your Worlds’ Training balanced physically and mentally.
9:15AM
Intro to the Kali FlowMaster Apolo Ladra: Learn the partner drills of the Kali sticks that will complement your traditional weapons training. These drills are fun and exciting while developing hand-eye coordination and team building. This curriculum is also under development to be included into the ATA Leadership Program. Items to Bring: 2 Escrima Stricks, Bahng Mahng Ees or Combat Bahng Mahng Ees.
9:15AM
Teaching Color Belt FormsChief Master M.K. Lee & Chief Master Todd Droege: Memorization made easier through a variety of teaching methods and applications. By utilizing targets, boards and self-defense applications, your students will not only learn faster but gain more confidence in their abilities as a marital artist.
10:30AM
Testing Prep - Board BreakingChief Master Michael Caruso (Day 2): Board Breaking tests a student’s focus, technique and confidence all while performing as if a combative situation. Training, set-up, breaking procedures and proper holding techniques will all be covered in this dynamic seminar. Items to Bring: Rebreakable board (Yellor or Orange)
10:30AM
Free Sparring Strategies to WinChief Master Todd Droege: Train with Chief Master Droege, one of ATA’s most highly decorated champions in this intense free sparring seminar. Offense and Defensive drills and techniques that will give you the right timing and strategy to win your free sparring matches! Items to Bring: Full Sparring Gear
11:45AM
Preparing for ATA Fit TestMaster Gimenez: Like anything else, if you are not prepared for the ATA Fit Test, it will be a challenge to be successful. Want to earn that extra point on your Fit Test? Master Gimenez will teach you proper technique and provide you with a training plan that will help you do just that. Items to Bring: Training Gloves
11:45AM
Traditional Forms (5th-7th)Grand Master Nominee G.K. Lee & Chief Master M.K. Lee (Day 2): These advanced black belt forms challenge martial artists on all levels. Learn ways to improve your form to either gain that edge in the ring or your next testing. Training tips, clarifications and much more will surely make this training event a can’t miss.

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Team Sparring Training Seminar (Juniors & Adults)

Governor's Hall

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Team Sparring Coaches Seminar

Governor's Hall

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Spectator Admission Opens

SHCC Rotunda

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Judges Chevron Clinic (Traditional / Weapons)

SHCC Caraways

3:30 PM

Tournament of Champions (Creative / ATA-Xtreme)

SHCC Caraways Doors open 30 mins prior to 1st competition.

Registration is ONLINE ONLY (no late or onsite registrations will be accepted). Registration is open until midnight CST May 31.

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

ATA Licensee Meeting & Awards Recognition

SHCC Ballroom

Friday, June 23

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Competition Registration & Spectator Admissions Opens

SHCC Rotunda

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

INTERNATIONAL RANK AND MID-TERM TESTING

7:00 AM - Testers Meeting & Judges Meeting

7:30 AM - Rank Testing & Mid-Terms Begin

Governor's Hall

11:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Tournament of Champions (Traditional Events)

SHCC Ballroom

Registration is ONLINE ONLY (no late or onsite registrations will be accepted). Registration is open until midnight CST May 31.

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tournament of Champions (Traditional Events)

Governor's Hall Doors open 30 mins prior to 1st competition.

Registration is ONLINE ONLY (no late or onsite registrations will be accepted). Registration is open until midnight CST May 31.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Team Demo & Team Sync Competition

Governor's Hall — Team Demo Rules | Team Sync Rules

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Team Sparring Competition

Governor's Hall

Registration is ONLINE ONLY (no late or onsite registrations will be accepted). Registration is open until midnight CST May 31.

Saturday, June 24

7:00 AM

Competition Registration & Spectator Admissions Opens

SHCC Rotunda

8:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

World Championships Competition

GH 1-4 & SHCC Ballrooom

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

American Red Cross Blood Drive

SHCC Ballroom Foyer

To make an appointment, go to redcross.org and enter sponsor code "ATALeader." ATA Members will gain 10 Leadership points for their donation.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Exclusive Chief Masters Training

ATA Headquarters Training Center

Sunday, June 25

7:00 AM

Competition Registration & Spectator Admissions Opens

SHCC Rotunda

7:30 AM

ATA Worship Service

H.U. Lee International Gate & Garden Atrium

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

World Championships Competition

GH 1-4 & SHCC Ballrooom





Competition & Pricing

Early Bird Pricing
(Mar 6 - 15)
Regular Pricing
(Mar 16 - May 5)
Onsite Pricing
(June 23 - 25)
EVENTS
Any 2 Events $85 $100 $125
Any 3 Events $115 $130 $170
Any 4 Events $140 $165 $215
Any 5 Events $170 $200 $260
Any 6-7-8 Events $200 $235 $305
FAMILY MEMBER DISCOUNT
Any 2 Events $45 $50 $60
Any 3 Events $55 $60 $75
Any 4 Events $65 $75 $95
Any 5 Events $80 $90 $115
Any 6-7-8 Events $90 $105 $135

There is an additional late fee and reduced points for All Black Belts who register onsite [More Info]

Register Online for Competition

Training Seminar Pricing

Early Bird Pricing
(First 50 Registrants)
Discounted Online Pricing
(Ends June 14)
Onsite Pricing
SEMINAR
World Conference $399 $499 $599
Legacy Facilitator Training $399 $499 $599
Teaching the ATA Tigers $199 $249 $349
Teaching the ATA Tigers + Karate for Kids $348 $398 $548
Teaching the ATA Tigers + Leadership $348 $398 $548
Teaching Karate for Kids $199 $249 $349
Teaching the Karate for Kids + Protech $328 $378 $478
Teaching the Leadership Program $199 $249 $349
Teaching the Leadership Program + Protech $328 $378 $478
Protech Only $179 $229 $279

Additional Attendee Pricing - $149 (excludes Protech seminars)



WORLDS AREA HOTEL DISCOUNTS