Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Classes are held Monday – Friday (3pm – 9pm) and Saturday (8am – 1pm) For a full class schedule click here
Q: What is ATA?
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 In Ho 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.
Q: What do I wear to class?
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.
Q: What age can my child start taekwondo?
A: We begin to evaluate children for the Tiger program starting at 3 years of age.
Q: What are the order of belts in Taekwondo?
A: As members of the American Taekwondo Association, we follow a rank system that is divided into two series: 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.
Q: What are the benefits of Taekwondo?
A: The benefits of Taekwondo can go a long way in improving both your mental and physical health. Students learn 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.
Q: What certifications and/or training do each of the instructors have?
A: The RVATA instruction staff is required to constantly undergo testing and recertification. Our instructors are nationally-tested by ATA with best practices that bring the most effective teaching into the school.