Building Tomorrow's Leaders, One Black Belt at a Time.

By learning Taekwondo from ATA’s experienced instructors, you’ll learn true discipline, self-respect, and the value of self-defense when all your other options are gone. Martial arts are a great way for you to stay in shape, and something the whole family can enjoy!

Legacy program

Self Defense Experts

At ATA Martial Arts, we believe nothing can ever be achieved without hard work. That is why we always give 100% when training all of our students, and make everyone’s experience our top priority.

Owner and Master Martial Artist, Don Johnson, has been teaching for more than 30 years, and knows what his students need to be successful.

What is the ATA?

The ATA is the American Taekwondo Association. It also happens to be the largest national Taekwondo association in the world. Overseas, the ATA’s Songham style fighting forms are taught by the STF, or the Songahm Taekwondo Federation. Any ATA member with a good reputation may train and practice at any ATA or STF school, worldwide.

What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art which translated means "art of the hand and foot." It is a discipline that trains people mentally and physically.

What We Offer at ATA Martial Arts:

Tomorrow’s Leaders

One Black Belt at a Time

At ATA Martial Arts, we want to provide the youth of today with the highest level of training possible to help develop their self-awareness and self-control. We strive, every day, to bring peace of mind to all of our students, while simultaneously training them to keep their friends, neighbors, and family members safe – all in a healthy teaching environment with a healthy mental outlook.


June 2016 Events
  • 6/3 - Parent's Night Out
  • 6/11 - Instructor Meeting
  • 6/13 - 6/17 - Summer Camp
  • 6/24 - Lock In
  • 6/27 - 7/1 - Summer Camp


July 2016 Events
  • 7/2 - Instructor Meeting
  • 7/4 - CLOSED 4th of July
  • 7/8 - Lock In
  • 7/11-7/15 - Summer Camp
  • 7/16 - Summer Cookout
  • 7/20 - Testing
  • 7/22 - Parent's Night Out
  • 7/23 - Instructor Meeting
  • 7/25-7/29 - Summer Camp


"The New Bern ATA is a wonderful place for children and adults to learn and participate in various events. The kids enjoy taking the Taekwondo classes, sparring and weapons classes. It teaches them listening, discipline, and morale courage. My brother also takes classes to stay active, so it has become a family event."
                                                     - Barbara Chance

For more information on Taekwondo, our training schedule, or to sign up a member of your family, please call ATA Martial Arts at 252-636-5425 (KICK).