Frequently Asked Questions
- What are your hours of operation?
- What is ATA?
- What do I wear to class?
- What age can my child start taekwondo?
- What are the order of belts in taekwondo?
- What are the benefits of taekwondo?
- What certifications and/or training do each of the instructors have?
A: Classes are held Monday – Friday (3pm – 9pm) and Saturday (8am – 1pm).
A: American Taekwondo Association or ATA, is one of the largest taekwondo organizations in the United States, with extensions in both Europe and South America. With over 350,000 members, ATA is currently headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas and led by Grand Master G. K. Lee. Although each location is independently owned and operated, the instruction staff is required to constantly undergo testing and recertification. They utilize nationally-tested best practices to bring the most effective teaching into the school and benefit your family.
A: All students are required to wear the standard Taekwondo uniform called a ‘Dobok’. A belt that indicates your rank must be worn around your waist. All jewelry except for wedding bands must be removed.
A: We begin to evaluate children for the ATA Tiger program starting at 3 years of age.
A: As members of the American Taekwondo Association, we follow a rank system that is divided into three series: the ATA Tigers ranks, the colored belt series, and the black belt series. The rank system establishes a chain of command and measurement of student progress. The color belt series include white belt, orange belt, yellow belt, camouflage belt, green belt, purple belt, blue belt, brown belt, and red belt.
A: The benefits of Taekwondo can go a long way in improving both your mental and physical health. Students learn the self-defense, the importance of leadership, strong character, and good values. Our interest lies in the complete personal development of each student, with individual attention given in each class. Positive youth development and mentoring are keys to the evolution of our students.
A: The RVATA instruction staff is required to constantly undergo testing and recertification on our teaching curriculum. Our instructors are nationally-tested by ATA with best practices that bring the most effective teaching into the school. Each instructor is also CPR certified, as well as certified for harassment and abuse prevention through the U.S. Center for SafeSport.