The American Taekwondo Association (ATA) is the premier North American organization dedicated to the martial arts discipline of taekwondo and is the founding organization of other international affiliates that include the World Traditional Taekwondo Union (WTTU) and the Songahm Taekwondo Federation (STF).
Counting both the U.S. and worldwide, our organizations have over1,500 independently owned and operated licensed schools and clubs, and have registered over one million students since the ATA’s inception in 1969.
Since the first class was taught many years ago, the focus of our program has remained the same: to provide students the highest quality martial arts instruction available in a safe and positive learning environment that people of all ages can enjoy. We offer excellent student to instructor ratios and teach a variety of fitness programs in state of the art training facilities. This has helped establish ATA schools and clubs as the leaders in the martial arts industry. Each instructor is a graduate of a training program that represents more than thirty years of research and development. He or she will be with you every step of the way to help you reach your individual goals (and maybe even reach some new goals you never before thought possible).
ATA Martial Arts is independently owned and operated by Master Wendy McGinnis. Master McGinnis graduated from Laurel Valley High School and studied mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University while pursuing a life long love of martial arts. She has 30 years of teaching experience with the American Taekwondo Association, earning the rank of 6th degree black belt in 2014 and has been an international judge for Song Ahm taekwondo. She has specialized teaching certifications across the age spectrum including, preschool, elementary, and teens. She has choreographed nationally televised demonstrations teams. In the competitive martial arts arena, her students have won over 20 state champion titles, 4 national top ten finalist, and 2 international bronze winners. Specialized self defense experience includes women’s self defense and defense tactics for law enforcement through PPCT international. ATA charity efforts include sponsoring Red Cross blood drives and the Susan G Koman foundation. Current endeavor is further develop of Leadership Curriculum.