Black Belt Academy
4885 West Boulevard • Poplar Bluff Missouri 63901 • 573.785.KICK (5425)

The American Taekwondo Association (ATA) consists of more than 130,000 men, woman and children training in Songahm Taekwondo at more than 800 schools and clubs across the United States. The ATA was originally established in 1969 in Omaha, Nebraska. Today National and International operations are directed from our headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The ATA is the founding organization of other international affiliates that include the World Traditional Taekwondo Union (WTTU) and the Songham Taekwondo Federation (STF). These branches include some 16 countries, offering instruction to more than 30,000 students.

We offer what we believe is the best martial art in the world. Taekwondo is an exciting and powerful martial art known for its dynamic kicking and hand techniques. Although these martial art techniques are centuries old, our programs are always evolving to keep pace with a rapidly changing world.

At the Black Belt Academy, we are not interested in just teaching self defense, we are interested in the complete personal development of each student. Individual attention is a feature of each and every class, allowing all students to progresss quickly and confidently toward their personal goals. Our instructors take their responsibility seriously as role models for younger students, teaching them the importance of strong character, leadership and good values.

The teaching curriculum at the Black Belt Academy is based on two concepts: "positive mental attitude" and "high goal setting." We feel so positive about this program that we promise to give you and your family the most professional, well supervised and the highest quality classes available in any sport or art.

For more information about the American Taekwondo Association, please visit the national website at ATA Online.