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Voted Best Karate School in Butler

Voted Best Karate School in Butler in the 2014 Butler Eagle Reader's Choice Awards. Enjoy a free class on us and come see why!
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TAEKWONDO FOR
AGES 4 TO ADULT

Taekwondo is an exciting and powerful martial art known for its dynamic kicking and hand techniques. We train our students to the best of their ability level, from children to adults, whether you are in top shape and looking to add a new twist to your fitness routine, or are out of shape looking to improve your physical fitness, balance & coordination. We offer a variety of class times with a flexible schedule. Classes are arranged by age and ability level. Call to schedule a complimentary class 724-283-5999 or try our new online class scheduling. We offer New Student Sessions 6 times per year. Classes fill up fast, reserve your spot now!
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  Congratulations to Our 2014 State and District Champions! 

We are very proud of our students who fought hard this competition season to earn State Championship Titles in their Divisions. We are also proud of our District Qualifiers and District Champions! Way to go!

Traditional Forms
  • Braydon Brinker (District Qualifier)
  • Joseph Hamilton Jr (District Qualifier)
  • Diane Hamilton (State Champ) (District Champ)
  • Jacob Grady (District Qualifier)
  • Melynn Dickson (District Qualifier)
  • Zachary Graham (District Qualifier)
  • Leeann Cramer (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Robert Kirkwood (District Qualifier)

Traditional Weapons
  • Braydon Brinker (District Qualifier)
  • Joseph Hamilton Jr (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Diane Hamilton (State Champ) (District Champ)
  • Andrew Miller (District Qualifier)
  • Evan Hartshorne (District Qualifier)
  • Leeann Cramer (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Robert Kirkwood (District Qualifier)

Traditional Sparring
  • Joseph Hamilton Jr (District Qualifier)
  • Diane Hamilton (State Champ) (District Champ)
  • Jacob Grady (District Qualifier)
  • Melynn Dickson (District Qualifier)
  • Zachary Graham (District Qualifier)
  • Cody Welter (District Qualifier)
  • Evan Hartshorne (District Qualifier)
  • Leeann Cramer (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Robert Kirkwood (District Qualifier)

Combat Bahng Mahng EE Sparring
  • Braydon Brinker (District Qualifier)
  • Joseph Hamilton Jr (District Champ)
  • Joseph Hamilton III (District Qualifier)
  • Diane Hamilton (State Champ) (District Champ)
  • Jacob Grady (District Qualifier)
  • Melynn Dickson (District Qualifier)
  • Zachary Graham (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Cody Welter (District Qualifier)
  • Evan Hartshorne (District Qualifier)
  • Leeann Cramer (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Robert Kirkwood (District Qualifier)

Creative Forms
  • Zachary Glass (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Leeann Cramer (State Champ) (District Qualifier)

Creative Weapons
  • Diane Hamilton (State Champ) (District Champ)
  • Zachary Glass (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Leeann Cramer (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Robert Kirkwood  (State Champ) (District Champ)

Xtreme Forms
  • Zachary Glass (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Leeann Cramer (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Logan Kirkwood (District Qualifier)
  • Robert Kirkwood (District Qualifier)

Xtreme Weapons
  • Zachary Glass (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Leeann Cramer (State Champ) (District Qualifier)
  • Logan Kirkwood (District Qualifier)
  • Robert Kirkwood (State Champ) (District Champ)


  20 Great Reasons for Kids to Try Taekwondo 
  1. Improved ability to focus and concentrate - Taekwondo uses tremendous amounts of focus to learn how to perform techniques, aim for targets and retain balance.
  2. Better grades in school - Along with improved focus and concentration comes improved performance. Students find it easier to pay attention and be respectful in school. 
  3. More self confidence - Each student progresses at their own rate. Success is measured on how much they improve, not a standard bar. The "I can do it!" attitude improves with each belt.
  4. Higher self esteem - Earning stripes and achieving each belt level gives children a sense of pride and accomplishment that overflows into all areas of their lives. 
  5. Improved physical fitness - Students are encouraged to attend two or more times per week. Classes are packed with fun physical activities that keep kids motivated and moving. Practice at home is also encouraged. 
  6. Great body awareness and control - Taekwondo develops a strong sense of control which is measured as students progress through the ranks and begin sparring and advanced activity drills. Students who train in martial arts develop a keen awareness of how long their arms and legs are and how to properly control them.    
  7. More respect for self and others - Students learn from day one that a good Black Belt Attitude involves keeping our hands and feet to ourselves and treating others how we would like to be treated. 
  8. More self-discipline - Students are expected to answer yes sir/yes ma'am to all commands and behave like Black Belts at all times. Discipline is not punishment, it's learning right from wrong and how to choose to do what is right. 
  9. Become more responsible - Students are responsible to remember to bring all of their gear and equipment to class as well as complete their monthly theme worksheet.
  10. Able to physically defend themselves as a last resort - Karate Kids Rule #1 is to always keep our hands and feet to ourselves, unless we're in danger. Children learn the difference between being picked on, or being in danger and what to do in each situation. No one is ever allowed to hurt us physically or take us some place we know we aren't supposed to go. 
  11. Develop the habit of Goal Setting - Goal setting is so important in order to get what you want in life. Learn how to set a S.M.A.R.T. goal to make reaching your targets in life even easier. 
  12. Positive outlet for energy - Children have loads of energy that need to be channeled into positive activities. Taekwondo teaches children how to use that energy to empower themselves, while using their good control to keep extra energy in check. 
  13. Excellent character education program - Character is all the positive traits that make up a person. Taekwondo teaches focus, discipline, respect, loyalty, perseverance, integrity, self esteem and more!
  14. Make new friends in a positive environment - Kids classes are always filled with friendly faces. Although Taekwondo is an individual sport, there are also activities in class where students get to be partners or even be on teams. Students are encouraged to learn how to work independently as well as in a group. 
  15. Great self-control - Students learn to have self-control physically to work together with partners without getting hurt, but also mentally too. The road to black belt isn't always easy and students are reminded of positive ways to channel their frustration if their path becomes tough! 
  16. More able to handle pressure in every day life - In class we learn that it's okay if you don't get everything right on the first try and that mistakes are necessary to learn. Children learn to apply this in other parts of life as well as they progress through the rank system. 
  17. Able to be calmer in the face of conflict - From bullying to arguments with siblings, instructors emphasize using words rather than actions whenever possible and the importance of thinking before we act.    
  18. Less likely to fight in school - Black Belts don't start fights. Karate Kid Rule #1 is to keep our hands and feet to ourselves, even when some one is bothering or bullying us. Students learn that to be a Black Belt, you must find other ways to handle situations. 
  19. Learn leadership skills - Our Leadership Program teaches kids public speaking skills as well as confidence and strong character. Junior Leaders are encouraged to help out with lower ranking classes to practice their leadership skills.
  20. Become a Black Belt in martial arts, and a Black Belt in life - A Black Belt isn't just something you wear, its something that you become. Black Belts are patient, focused, goal driven and confident people who try to help others.
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September Theme
HONOR

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  • Intro to Competition Class
    September 5th
    8-9pm
    Sign up at the front counter

  • Judging Clinic
    September 12th
    7:30pm
    Austintown, OH
    All Classes Cancelled

  • Regional Tournament
    September 13th
    Niles, OH
    All Classes Cancelled

  • Halloween Party Sign-Up Begin
    Tuesday, September 9th

  • Butler Fall Festival
    September 20th
    Demo Team Performance TBA

  • Adult Self Defense Class
    September 21st
    1-2:30pm
    Boscovs Classroom
    Call Boscovs to register to attend.
    724-285-5779

  • Alameda Fall Festival
    September 27th
    Demo Team Performance 3pm

  • Elite Instructor Training
    October 3rd
    Cranberry ATA
    All Classes Canceleld

  • Collar Advancement Seminar
    October 4th
    Our School
    All Classes Cancelled

  • Adult Self Defense Class
    October 5th
    1-2:30pm
    Boscovs Classroom
    Call Boscovs to register to attend.
    724-285-5779

  • October Testing
    October 13, 14 & 15th

  • Halloween Party
    October 18
    5-8pm
    Must be registered to attend!
    Sign Ups begin on September 9th.


  • Regional Tournament
    November 15th
    Slippery Rock University
    All Classes Cancelled

  • Regional Tournament
    February 21st
    Pittsburgh
    All Classes Cancelled




Master Connell's ATA Taekwondo Center    204 Sunset Drive    Butler, PA 16001     724-283-5999
Master Connell's ATA Taekwondo Center 2014