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Voted Best Karate School in Butler

Voted Best Karate School in Butler for our 5th year in a Row! Butler Eagle Reader's Choice Gold Award Winner for 2012 - 2016! Enjoy a free class on us and come see why!
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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 Free Class Trial Sessions 6 times per year for new students to come in and try out class. Classes fill up fast, reserve your spot now!
Now Scheduling for the July Session!
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Learn More About Our Programs

  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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complimentary class for your child. 724-283-5999
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May Theme

Star Worksheets

Birthday Parties!
Book the ATA Demo Team for your Community Event
Group Lessons for Schools, Scouts and Businesses.

  • May is Mother's Month!
    May 2nd-31st
    Moms can train for free all this month at any adult or family class! 

  • 4th Biennial Kick-a-Thon
    May 16th  6:30pm
    Clearview Mall
    Modified Class Schedule

  • Board Breaking Tournament
    May 21st
    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Alameda Home & Garden Show Demo
    May 21st 12:00pm
    Alameda Park

  • Kids Day America Demo
    May 21st  2:00pm
    Butler Farm Show Grounds

  • ATA T-Shirt Day
    May 24th
    Wear your favorite ATA T-Shirt to class instead of your uniform top and belt and earn a star!

  • Center Township Elementary School Relay Recess Lessons
    May 27th
    Classes Held As Usual

  • Memorial Day
    May 30th

  • ATA District Championships
    June 4th
    Lancaster, PA
    Classes Held As Usual

  • June Testing 
    June 21, 22, 23 *

  • Cruise-a-Palooza Demo
    June 25th Time 2:00pm

    Butler Farm Show Grounds

  • ATA World Expo
    June 27th - July 3rd

  • Independence Day
    July 4th

  • Butler Library Summer Reading Program Demo
    July 6th 10:30am

  • Prospect Library Summer Reading Program Demo
    July 12th  11:00am
    Moraine Elementary

  • Alameda Outdoor Discovery Day
    Demo & Self Defense Lesson
    July 14th 6:30pm
    Carousel Shelter

  • Relay for Life Demo
    July 16th Demo @ 2:00pm
    Butler Farm Show Grounds

  • Jedi Training Summer Camp Week I
    July 18-22nd

  • Jedi Training Summer Camp Week II
    July 25-29th

  • Lake Arthur Regatta Demo
    August 6th Demo @ 3:30pm

  • Chicora Medical Center Patient Demo
    August 20th Demo @ 2:00pm

  • August Testing
    August 23, 24 & 25 *

  • Memorial Day
    September 5th

    * Testing Dates for 2016 are tentative and subject to change *

Master Connell's ATA Taekwondo Center    204 Sunset Drive    Butler, PA 16001     724-283-5999
Master Connell's ATA Taekwondo Center 2016