ATA Tigers Martial Arts programs are great tools for getting your child started on a lifelong course of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. Here at ATA Martial Arts, pre-school kids develop self-confidence and self-esteem learning Martial Arts in an environment designed especially for children. ATA Martial Arts pre-school students learn valuable lessons that positively impact […]

The Karate for Kids programs offered at ATA Martial Arts, in Poughkeepsie, NY, are a great way to instill virtues like integrity, courtesy, and respect in children of the local Poughkeepsie community. Our state of the art Karate programs are proven tools to help teach children valuable life lessons. Some of the skills and values […]

Mens Karate 280x190 A Brief History of Karate Styles

Karate is a Japanese martial art developed in Ryukyu Islands and influenced by Chinese martial arts, especially Fujian White Crane. It predominantly uses striking techniques such as kicking, punching, kicking, elbow strikes, and knee strikes. It also uses open hand techniques including knife-hands, palm heel strike, and spear hands. In some modern styles, grappling, joint […]