ATA Martial Arts Positively Impacts the Local Communities of Virginia Beach and
Arts in a local community where students can be positively affected by the
impact of Sr. Master Thomas’ nationally recognized martial arts teaching
1. Change a Life: Enroll
your child in a Chesapeake karate, taekwondo a Mixed
and Virginia Beach ATA Martial Arts Academy
that teaches strong life skills and character developmental skills.
2. Top Fuel for Chesapeake and
Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach students: provide and maintain
balanced meals and diet to fuel a young and active child.
3. Know your child: what
are his/her attributes and qualities. Try out a martial arts class and take
part of your child’s learning curves.
4. Allergies: Remove
annoying allergens from the diet
5. Physical movement: find
time to stay active and know how much time is needed to burn off that energy.
ATA Nationally Certified Changing Lives Martial Arts Chief Instructor Mr. Lathe Craft 3rd Degree
Black Belt one of the highest ranking students of Senior Master Thomas states
Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Students obtain physical fitness and self control
through their Chesapeake and Virginia Beach
Martial Arts training.
6. Down Time: Limit
television and video games
Utilize background music to calm –have them learn to play and instrument
Provide strong mental and physical education programs that utilize techniques
that work for your child.
9. Timing: when
is your child best “learning time”?
10. Role Models:
provide strong “Role Models” for your child. Parents of Chesapeake and
Virginia Beach Martial Arts students enjoy having their children look up to
their Instructors as role models and for guidance.
11. Excessive Energy:
channel energy in the right direction; find that “special” physical activity
their good at and no bench sitting
12. Goals: focus
on short term goals and activities to keep your child focused
13. Perception: does
your child perceive that his/her parents hold a positive image of him/her? This
is an important one. Do they feel, “I can’t ever do this right”, or “I can
never please them”.
Utilize the visual aspect of learning with a “Hands On” approach. Let them “See & Touch” while learning.
Simple flow charts, diagrams that they help create will help them stay on task.
Utilize “incidental learning techniques”.
15. Leader: Yes! Your child can be a leader. Let your child
lead another younger child and feel important.
This is done many times in a Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts School to
positively correct a behavioral concern.
utilize effective communication. This means we want to find what “clicks” for
our children when communicating. Raising ones voice, yelling, screaming will
cause a child to shut down and become a non-listener.
17. Therapy: There
are many types of therapy, research all your avenues. Remember, it’s alright to ask for help.
18. Family Time: family
time is important, knowing one has support in a caring and loving environment.
Spend quality time with your child; pick a day each week that is family day.
Let your child assist in the decision making process as to what the family will
do on family day.
19. Family Martial Arts: Chesapeake karate, taekwondo a Mixed Martial Arts in
Virginia Beach and Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Virginia
believe in utilizing “Positive Life Skills” and “Positive Character
Developmental Skills” that assist parents and their children on strengthening
their abilities in all aspects of their lives. Senior Master Thomas states:
“ATA Martial Arts Instructors aren’t Doctors, but we truly believe and have
seen time and time again that children and adults can reduce and in many cases,
no longer need the medication prescribed for ADD/ADHD. It’s about trying
multiple options and there are many out there”.
20. Parent Education:
Parents, please study hard and research the various options for your children.
Ask your Instructor if there is something more they can do to help. Many times
there is a small positive reward that can be announced in class for a positive
action or accomplishment. Please remember, you aren’t in this alone and there
are numerous amounts of people that can help.