Hi, I’m Grace Blackmer.
I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT AND CONFUSING FINDING A MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CAN BE.
After training for 17 years in Songahm Taekwondo and earning my 5th Degree, it was time to level up. I bought ATA Martial Arts of Grand Traverse in 2020 as an opportunity to give back to the community that I grew up in, as well as continue my martial arts career. Even though the first few years brought many challenges, we have persevered. I am honored to be the owner and Chief Instructor at a school that offers quality martial arts instruction in a healthy and encouraging environment. At ATA Martial Arts of Grand Traverse our mission is to provide a community where martial arts enthusiasts of all ages are able to achieve new goals and learn new possibilities. As a wife, mother of 4, and 5th generation Traverse City native, I know the importance of community. To have a place where you can learn new things, and challenge yourself along side your family. We invite families to train together and offer many options to do so. It is with great joy that I am able to offer a space where people of all ages and all walks of life can train in martial arts.
We study 6 lifeskills throughout the year- discipline, belief, communication, honesty, self-esteem, and respect. These lifeskills are incorporated into our physical training while creating fun challenges to reinforce positive behavior outside the dojang. Our students range in age from 3 years old to late 70’s. Songahm Taekwondo is designed for every body, at any age. We have had the luxury of persevering and testing our determination throughout 2020; and with great resolve, here we are! I consider it a blessing to serve the community I grew up in, to give back after so many have supported me.
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WE SHARE & TEACH THE SAME VALUES YOU TEACH AT HOME.
The ATA Martial Arts programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the ATA Martial Arts program is an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages.
TRADITIONAL MEETS MODERN: SELF DEFENSE & AWARENESS SKILLS FOR THE REAL WORLD
You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. ATA Martial Arts for adults is the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as it helps you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment.