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Monica Smith-Bartley reviewed Mobile ATA Martial Arts
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Awesome place to workout! Great people and great atmosphere! Been apart of ATA for over 4 years. They always keep it fun and new!

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I take kickboxing at ATA and it is incredible. I was so scared going into a kickboxing class because I had no experience but as soon as the class started, my fears went away. All of the instructors are patient, kind and motivating. Instead of screaming at you when you fall behind, they smile and help you catch up or just catch your breath. This is so unique in the fitness community and it's a gem.

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I've been attending for about a year. Definitely the best workout environment I've ever been in. Workouts are challenging, always changing up so its not boring and keeps my interest. The owners and staff are loyal to their clients, and they truly care about your goals--I'll even get a text asking where I've been if I've missed two or so classes! And it's CLEAN!

Melanie Downey reviewed Mobile ATA Martial Arts
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My 9 year old son has been attending for over 3 years and loves it. It is his favorite thing to do. The instructors are amazing and caring! I also love the kickboxing program. While my son is taking his taekwondo class, I can take the kickboxing class. It is a great, challenging, and fun workout with the very best instructors that motivate you! We love ATA!

Kim Ballard reviewed Mobile ATA Martial Arts
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ATA is fantastic. Its not just somewhere that teaches kids martial arts but its a whole family who takes your kids and you in and changes lives. It's a family. And we love our ATA family

Lauren Cronenberg Self reviewed Mobile ATA Martial Arts
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We have had the most wonderful experience at ATA Hillcrest. These last 2 testing cycles, my boys have been learning all about respect and self esteem. Not only are they learning martial arts, but important life skills too. The instructors are patient and enthusiastic. I feel like they are truly invested in my boys, they know them by name and are genuinely interested in how they are doing. I’m so glad that we started this journey to a black belt with ATA Hillcrest!!!!

Bill Wright reviewed Mobile ATA Martial Arts
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I was visiting the Mobile area from Nashville TN and wanted to train a little while I was here. I teach Krav Maga in TN. One important thing I noticed was the commradery between everyone. They were very welcoming to a visitor. Had a great time and met some good people. Hope to train with them again sometime.

Vicky Murillo reviewed Mobile ATA Martial Arts
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We love going to Mobile ATA-Dawes! Our son really enjoys going to class on Monday's and Wednesday's. The instructors are very professional and make the class very enjoyable.

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Wondering why martial arts is perfect for girls?

1. Confidence becomes a habit – Martial arts is more of an individual sport in the sense that everyone is valued based on their personal progress both physically and mentally. As girls get older and grow into the pre-teen years, they have to deal with a number of issues that come with that transition. They can be subject to bullying, being excluded from cliques, and can often start to feel worthless. 

Martial arts gives girls consistent and measurable goals to accomplish. As the girls break through these goals, their self-worth increases, their confidence rises and thus makes them less vulnerable to bullying and attacks by their peers.

2. Gives them the ability to focus on what’s important – With social media influencers focusing so much on how a girl should look, what they should wear, and how they should act, it is really easy for girls to start focusing on the wrong things. Because martial arts teaches young women how to be goal-focused and self-motivated, they focus more on the skills and milestones that will lead to success later in life. Because of this, our team constantly sees students break through expectations that are set for them in school and extracurriculars. They focus on becoming stronger both mentally and physically which helps them to prepare for any obstacle that could come up in life.

3. Gender equality – There is a myth that the strongest person will always win a fight. This is partially true but it has more to do with mental strength than physical strength. Through martial arts training, girls see that with proper technique, they can use leverage to take down an attacker of any size. As they practice their self-defense techniques, they train with both boys and girls. Girls will use their techniques in class to immobilize both boys and girls. When they see that that proper technique works on boys just as well as girls, it removes the notion that boys are invincible. 

4. Never give up attitude – As a girl continues to train in martial arts, there will be some techniques that are extremely easy to learn and others that will be more difficult, but… there will always be instructors there to encourage them to keep giving it their all. Every student will fall, they will get knocked down, and they will see that the only way to get better is by getting back up. The girls that we train don’t cry when it gets hard, rather, they get up and they keep fighting to be their best. This mindset manifests itself into everyday life. When they are having a bad day or when school work is extra difficult, they push through and get to the finish line because that is what they have been taught to do.

Girls need to develop self-worth and mental perseverance now more than ever and the ones that do accomplish whatever they put their mind to.

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