Hockmans ATA Martial Arts in Columbia MO has two locations with classes for all ages starting at 3 years old. Our kids programs are centered around learning Life Skills through training Martial Arts.
Karate 4 Kids
Our son started Taekwondo two years ago. Alex has grown confidence in himself, as well as, greater respect for himself and others. This is due to the discipline that is instilled and confidence that the instructors have in him. Hockman’s ATA West has an outstanding instructor that cares for his students and their success. Mr. Knopke has set expectations for the students and pushes them to do their best to meet these expectations. The students are not only taught forms, weapons, and self defense. They are taught something even greater. That is it does not matter how strong you are or how well you know your required material. It all comes for the heart and mind. These build great character in a person. We have seen the change in our son over the last couple of years that reflects what is being taught. We view the families and instructors at the school as a family. Hockman’s ATA is an outstanding martial arts school!! We would recommend it to anyone wanting to go into martial arts. We have seen growth in our son and other children that attend the school. The instructor sets expectations for the students and pushes them to do their best to meet these expectations. If the students are unable to meet these expectations they are not allowed to test for their next belt. By doing this children are taught that they have to work to earn what they want. All parts of Taekwondo are taught at this school which leads to great character. The instructors and the students are like one big family to us. We believe that this has been one of the best things that our son has been involved in.Stacy and Amy Young