The ATA Leadership Program offers students personal development through advanced training programs to accelerate their martial arts as well as leadership skills. These skills will enhance their educational and professional careers.
Students enrolled in the Foundations Program who show desire and readiness for a higher level of training are invited. At Axon Martial Arts, we believe that everyone can be a leader. What we look for is readiness, which is shown by attitude, engagement level, openness.
The leadership program offers an unparalleled curriculum in its depth and breadth. We want leadership student to have enough time absorb the content. Most students stay on after the initial 3 years.
The curriculum includes additional training in martial arts-- weapons, advance kicks--and leadership skills such as public speaking, citizenship, habit-formation.
Leadership students earn points when they place in tournaments and are eligible to win state, district, and world titles.
When leadership students earn their black belts, they are eligible to add to their leadership training by becoming apprentice instructors. Many leadership student go on to train at an even higher level offered by the ATA Legacy Program.
Leadership training not only equips students with the essential skills that help them succeed but also provides one of the most valuable benefits that I have seen: strong friendships between students.
When kids experience the physical, emotional, and social changes starting in middle school, the stability offered by these friendships often provide a haven.