At ATA Martial Arts of Grand Traverse of Northern Michigan, we believe that martial arts training can help every child and adult develop the mental and physical skills they need to succeed in life. Martial arts isn't just about self-defense like so many believe. At Martial Arts of Grand Traverse, it's all about self-confidence, improved focus, physical strength, and positive social interaction. Martial Arts of Grand Traverse teaches our members to set goals, work hard, and follow-through, all the while having fun and making friends.

Class Schedule

  • 3:30 – 4:30pm – Kuntaw Self-Defense
  • 5 – 5:30pm – Basic TKD
  • 5:45 – 6:30pm – Advanced TKD
  • 6:45 – 8pm – Adult TKD
  • 8 – 9pm – Kuntaw Self-Defense
  • 5 – 5:45pm – Advanced TKD
  • 5:45 – 6:45pm – Junior Blackbelt
  • 6:45 – 8:00pm – Blackbelt TKD
  • 5 – 5:30pm – Tigers
  • 5:45 – 6:30pm – Basic TKD
  • 6:45 – 8pm – Adult TKD
  • 8 – 9:30pm Krav Maga
  • 5 – 5:45pm – Advanced TKD
  • 5:45 – 6:45pm – Junior Blackbelt
  • 6:45 – 8pm – Blackbelt TKD
  • 8 – 8:30pm – Legacy Instructor Training
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm – Kuntaw Self-Defense
  • Private lessons and training by appointment
  • 8:30am – 9:30am – Krav Maga
  • 10am – 11am – Family TKD (all ages, all ranks)

Kids Ages 3-12


“I promise, to e a good person, with knowledge in my mind, hinesty in my heart, strong in my body, really strong. I make good friends, to be a blackbelt leader ma’am”

Mom & Dad

We Understand How Important Choosing The Right Activity For Your Child Is, It Should Not Be So Difficult And Challenging.

Let’s Face it, it can be a bit overwhleming thinking about your child getting older so quickly. as much as you want to think they are prepared for school, every parent has the same questions: Are they ready to socialize with their new classmates? Will they stay focused on the teacher during class and keep up with the other kids?

Our Tigers program is designed to enhance your kids ability to pay attention and follow directions. In the age of sensory overload, this is a skill that will provide your kids with immediate results that will reflect positively on their academic work.

Parenting Should Not Have To Be Stressful Task You Face Alone Let ATA Martial Arts Help You Equip Your Child For Success In The Real World!


Ways our kids martial arts classes help your child reach their potential.

Social interaction teaches kids how to effectively work as part of a team.

Teamwork & Social Skills

Physical Fitness

Ways our kids martial arts classes help your child reach their potential.

Martial arts helps improve coordination and is an excellent form of exercise



Ways our kids martial arts classes help your child reach their potential.

Building healthy habits early on can help prevent obesity and diabetes later in life.


Adult 12 & Up


“Ma’am, each day I’ll live by honoring my parents, and instructors. I’ll practice everything, to the best of my ability. I’ll have courtesy and respect, for everyone I meet ma’am.”

At Traverse City ATA Martial Arts, It Is Our Mission To Help You Become A Confident, Focused Individual With The Life Transforming Experience That Is Martial Arts.


Belt testing provides an excellent physical and mental exercise for adults to improve their goal-setting skills, Your self-esteem will continue to rise with each accomplishment, as you watch your hard work pay off. 


Complex activities such as martial arts have proven to strengthen the brain’s neural networks, helping adults improve their focus and reduce stress levels. This can be a great deterrent against depression and other mental health issues.


The excitement and sentiments you feel when sparring with a partner in front of your instructor and classmates are the same you feel when you are asked to give an important presentation at work, approach your boss for a promotion, or ask a potential partner on a date. your confidence will reach new heights and you will realize you have what it takes to accomplish anything!


*beginning of class*

"Ma'am, I shall practice in the spirit of taekwondo, with courtesy for fellow students, loyalty for my instructor, and respect for my juniors and seniors, ma'am."

*end of class*

"Ma'am, I shall live with perseverance in the spirit of taekwondo, having honor with others, integrity within myself and self-control in my actions, ma'am."