Master Edel's
ATA Martial Arts
Featuring "
Karate for Kids"
"Helping parents help their children, in Ames and Nevada, since 1984."
Master Larry Edel    515-290-0275 or 641-377-2821
1121 6th Street in Nevada, across from the Camelot Theater
Mailing Address: 302 Oak Street Colo, Iowa 50056
Life Skills
The American Taekwondo Association (ATA) is the premier North American organization dedicated to the Korean martial arts discipline of taekwondo. We have a continually growing membership of almost a million people, worldwide.

Since the first ATA classes were taught back in 1969 (Master Edel has been in Nevada since 1984), the focus of our program has remained the same: to provide students with the highest quality martial arts instruction available, in a safe and positive learning environment that people of all ages can enjoy. Our instructors combine excellent student instructor ratios with state of the art training facilities. This has helped establish ATA schools and clubs as the leaders in the martial arts industry. Each instructor is a graduate of an instructor program that represents more than thirty years of research and development. He or she will be with you every step of the way to help you reach your individual goals (and maybe even reach some new goals you never before thought possible).

We have
several programs for a variety of purposes, ranging from basic martial arts, to self-defense, to esteem and life skills building and more. Over the years, the ATA has come to realize that there are many reasons for studying Songahm Taekwondo, and we have worked hard to develop programs that will help realize these goals rather than forcing our students into one, linear area of study and practice.

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 the rapidly changing world.

We realize that each student possesses different physical abilities. Size and strength vary with each individual. Once you have acquired a strong foundation in the basics, our program will enhance your physical capabilities and maximize your self-defense skills. You will understand exactly what it takes,
mentally and physically, to defend yourself or your loved ones should the need ever arise.

At the Nevada ATA 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 progress 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.

There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. We have developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as: Goal Setting; Friendship; Perseverance; Self-Control; Confidence; Self-Improvement; Courtesy; Self Awareness; Respect; Integrity; Self-Esteem; Dedication; and Responsibility.

Master Edel's Nevada ATA Martial Arts is conveniently located on 6th street, in the Nevada downtown business district, right across from the Camelot Theater. 
Classes are offered on Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Our nationally certified Taekwondo instructors are:
-6th degree black belt and school owner Master Larry Edel
-5th degree black belt and Head Instructor Mrs. Jo Ann Hinson
-4th degree black belt Mr. Paul Gibson

If you would like more information or would like to schedule an introductory class, please call Master Edel at 515-290-0275.
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