Hello and welcome to Sr. Master Nakane’s ATA Black Belt Academy. We teach Songahm Taekwondo under the license and direction of the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) in Lombard, Illinois. We teach all ages from age 4 and above. We are a family center and we encourage parents to take classes with their children. There are not many activities that families can participate in together—Taekwondo is one.
What We Offer
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The ATA Martial Arts curriculum program is customized for adult men and women. Unlike a children’s program, adult programs focus on high-intensity fitness and real self-defense that applies in today’s world.
The Tiny Tiger Taekwondo program, for children ages 4-7, is designed to improve Listening Skills, develop Motor Skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions
This nationally acclaimed program in our Lombard and Aurora schools for children ages 8 and up, trains students in Songahm Taekwondo. This program is known for the Life Skill development and advance instruction in martial arts.
Douglas Nakane – Sr. Master
Chief Instructor, Sr. Master Douglas Nakane has been in the American Taekwondo Association for since 1981. He had taught ATA Taekwondo at Northwestern University, Evanston campus, for over twenty years, Roycemore Academy, North Chicago Park District, Country Club Hills school district and Head instructor at Western Illinois University to name a few. Sr. Master Nakane has taught self-defense seminars for…
Certified instructor Laura Kapala is the Program Director at the Lombard Academy. After being involved in Kick Boxing, Mrs. Kapala decided to give ATA Taekwondo a try and the rest is history. In addition to teaching at the Lombard Academy, she also brings our ATA Tiger Taekwondo program to several daycare Centers in the Western Suburbs, where she trains pre-school-aged…
Quotes From The Masters
What positive action you take today, will change lives tomorrow
Achievement comes from ideas following through with action
Today not possible, tomorrow possible
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