About Our School


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KarateAtlanta Kennesaw is one of the area’s largest and most respected martial arts academy. Classes are taught 6 days a week by Certified Instructors and Instructor Trainees. We offer daytime and nighttime classes for adults and afternoon and nighttime classes for children. A low Student to Instructor ratio is maintained at all times to ensure that nobody gets lost in the crowd.

School Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10:30 am-9:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Our Mission:

We are dedicated to providing a professional martial arts environment encompassing traditional values and contemporary innovations, while always striving to keep our classes at the highest quality so that our students can realize their full potential physically and mentally. The lives we shape today are the leaders of tomorrow.

About Our School:

The American Taekwondo Association (ATA) has been in the Atlanta area for over 25 years.  Chief Master Arcemont began his training in Taekwondo over 27 years ago, and he has been turning out top quality students in the Kennesaw area since 1984. KarateAtlanta Kennesaw strives to educate and train its members both mentally and physically.  We accept students of all ages, starting at four years old, and have special programs for each age group.  Students are encouraged to try new techniques and many end up accomplishing things they never thought they could accomplish.  Many of our students choose to take a leadership path and train to become instructors themselves.  Others choose to specialize in a favorite discipline such as weapons.  At all levels of training, students are encouraged to compete against only themselves and to constantly and consistently improve.

Special things Our School Offers:

Our school, unlike most, has two floors.  This is good because it allows us to have more classes and varieties in our programs.  We also had a work out area with free weights, machines, treadmill, bike and more for the family members of our students that are of fourteen year or more to utilize when ever we are open.  Lastly, our school have multiple programs.  We not only offer Taekwondo, but also Brazilian Jiu Jistu and Krav Maga.

What is Songahm Taekwondo?

“Martial Art” is a broad term encompassing the many styles of physical discipline (fighting) arts that have been developed over the centuries. To say that the style of Songahm Taekwondo is just another “martial art” would be an uneducated evaluation of the world’s largest centrally administered martial art. This system of teaching and training, developed by late Grand Master Haeng Ung Lee and his staff of master instructors, is unequaled in the martial arts community.

Songahm Taekwondo focuses on personal development of the mind and body. To say it was just self-defense would be to lose most of the valuable ideas and philosophy behind this ancient art. Self-defense is really the fringe benefit that is gained by dedicating one’s self to the values, philosophy, and training of Songahm Taekwondo. Remember that you are in a true, traditional taekwondo class. This is not a movie in which a person can be hit 100 times without falling to the ground. In the reality of taekwondo, a person that has been hit by a powerful force or hand technique will fall with one to three techniques.

At the beginner level, you will not focus on being a skilled martial artist within a month or two. You are building your foundation in taekwondo. Trying to advance beyond your level without proper guidance would be like building a house on a foundation of concrete that had not dried. Though the house may still stand, the foundation would not be as strong and the appearance of the house may not be as presentable.

Each class begins and ends with a bow. The white belt of the beginner indicates he is without knowledge of taekwondo and as one progresses in knowledge, the student progresses through the colors: orange, yellow, camouflage, green, purple, blue, brown, red, red/black, and finally black.