Welcome to Evans ATA Black Belt Academy

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ATA Tigers

Martial Arts programs are great tools for getting your child started on a lifelong course of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. Here at Evans ATA Black Belt Academy, pre-school kids develop self-confidence and self-esteem learning Martial Arts in an environment designed especially for children.

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Martial Arts for Teens and Adults

The classes for teens and adults offered at Evans ATA Black Belt Academy are led by an experienced, professional team of inspiring instructors, featuring quality curriculums tested and approved by expert Martial Arts instructor Lance Evans in a clean, convenient, comfortable, secure, and modern facility.

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For Kids

Karate for Kids classes at Evans ATA Black Belt Academy, in Cedar Rapids / Marion are a great way to instill integrity, courtesy and respect with children in the Cedar Rapids / Marion community. The life skills taught by our professional instructors are instrumental in shaping confident, capable, and successful people.

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Research shows that 90% of 4th through 8th graders have been victims of a bully. The team of instructors at Evans ATA Black Belt Academy in Cedar Rapids / Marion is empowering adults and children to resist and overcome this harmful phenomenon by building strong leaders in the community through Martial Arts.

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Gained a Sense of Achievement

Our son achieved his 1st Degree Black Belt at 8 years old, and it was not without a lot of hard work and dedication on his part and his instructor’s part. Taekwondo has given our son a sense of achievement, confidence and the knowledge that he can do most anything he sets his mind to if he works hard enough. Mr. Evans has demanded his best and expected his best because he believed that he could, there really isn’t more that you could want from the person who instructs your child. Taekwondo has been a rewarding experience that will serve him throughout his life and will provide a strong foundation, I highly recommend Evans ATA to all persons of any age.

Scott & Lisa Conrad
Proud Parents

Martial arts are not just for kids

Thanks to Mr Evans and his ATA Blackbelt Academy, my daughter Kaitlyn has found a second home. His teaching and love of his students has transformed her from a shy 9 year old girl, who had a tough time making friends, into a strong, confident, world class 2nd Degree Black Belt and Trainee Instructor. Her growth and success through his school has transformed her life as well as her family's. We now have 3 of the 6 family members enrolled in the academy, with the others soon to follow. Couldn't think of a better place to spend our evenings, as it has brought our family closer together and we have made life long friends. Thanks again Evans ATA Black Belt Academy.

Marty Meeker
Father and Student

Mr. Evans has built a wonderful community

My son struggles with mental, emotional, and physical disability. Mr. Evans has connected with him in a wonderful way. When he earned his orange belt, it was the first time I have seen my son enjoy a sense of accomplishment. He usually begs to quit everything, but not Taekwondo. It is a wonderful community Mr. Evans has built.

Brenda Martzke
Happy Parent

So Impressed with the Results

Enrolling our grandson in Evans ATA Black Belt Academy was one of the best things we could have done for him. Since his first day we have noticed a real boost in self-confidence and self-esteem.

Mr. Evans teaches his students life skills that develop a higher level of respect for others and comradery with fellow students.

We have been so impressed with the results that we enrolled him in the leadership program in order to give him a greater level of accomplishment and instruction. We are very proud of our grandson as he progresses through the various levels of achievement.

Larry Potter
Happy Father

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Evans ATA Black​ Belt Academy provides a safe and family friendly place to learn the art of Songahm Taekwondo and provides fun for children, teens and adults.

About ATA

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). Countin​g both the U.S. and worldwide, our organizations have over 1,500 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. Our instructors combine excellent student instructor ratios with 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 an instructor program that represents more than thirty years of research and development. He or she will be with you every step o​f the way to help you reach your individual goals (and maybe even reach some new goals you never before thought possible). Please visit the ATA website for more information about ATA.​

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Martial Arts, Never Too Late To Learn!

As we get older we seem to lose the edge we used to have, be it in speed, focus and sometimes even memory. Seniors can be more active as compared to their juniors if health permits. In fact, many seniors have reported that the sole thing holding them back is physical discomfort. This is where martial arts […]