ATA International was founded by Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee in 1969.
The ATA is one of the largest martial arts organizations in the world and is dedicated to the Songahm style of Taekwondo.
There are more than 130,000 active members in the organization worldwide.
The ATA world headquarters is located in Little Rock, Arkansas and has called the state capitol home since 1977.
ATA International has licensed over 950 independently owned and operated martial arts locations, currently in operation in over 21 countries.
ATA offers many curriculum programs for all ages and a variety of purposes ranging from basic martial arts, to self-defense, life skill building, bullying prevention and more.
The H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden was erected in 2007 in downtown Little Rock, AR and serves as a memorial to the work, dedication, and commitment of ATA Founder, Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee.
In 1995, the H.U. Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund was established and has since provided more than 900 students with nearly $1 million in scholarships.
In addition to the World Championships, ATA sanctions over 300 tournaments each year worldwide.
Sitting Grand Master In Ho Lee is a 9 th Degree Black Belt, and the Grand Master of ATA International.
Edward Wright, CPA is the Chief Executive Officer of ATA International and is responsible for all business operations of ATA.
Mrs. Sun C. Lee, widow of Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for ATA and Chairman of the H.U. Lee Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program.