The Instructors at ATA Valdosta, lead by 5th Degree Black Belt Mitchell Church, are some of the top in the Martial Arts Industry. Out Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Taekwondo and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise, through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition to qualify them as Instructors.
In many martial arts styles, the assumption traditionally has been that once students earn their black belts they are ready to teach other students. But the American Taekwondo Association does not believe that simply being able to do something well qualifies a person to teach it. During the last 30 years, the ATA has developed an intensive instructor training program to insure that all of your instructors are professionally skilled teachers.
Some of the Personal Benefits dedicated instructors receive from their hard work and effort include:
- Developing Leadership Skills
- Improving Their Taekwondo
- Learning Instructional Techniques
- Valuable Life Skills Training
- Sharpening Their Thinking Skills
- Attending Special Events
Before becoming certified, black belts spend 2-3 years as instructor trainees, during which time they are required to teach at least 300 hours under the supervision of a senior instructor. They are also required to earn certification in CPR and Youth Protection and to attend instruction camps.