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Program Benefits

Tournament Competition

Compete at ATA sanctioned regional, national, and world competitions throughout the year.

Earn Champion Points

Earn points towards state, district, and for black belts world champion rankings.

Additional Classes

Participate in our weekly competitive athlete training classes in addition to your regular classes..

Special Uniform Options

Members may wear the ATA National Leadership uniform with official program collar and patches. Students earning champion status may purchase special champion uniforms.

Meet New Friends

Become part of the larger ATA community and make new friends at tournaments from other schools around the state and country.

Additional Training

Participate in special training sessions located at both LMA and other ATA schools in the area.

About The ATA Tournament Circut

With over 18 years of martial arts experience and 12 years in the community the LMA instructor team is led by 4th Degree Black Belt Mark Harris.

Our team of certified instructors has spent most of their lives in the local area, attended our local schools, and each have hundreds of hours on the mats working with students of all ages.

Each certified instructor has completed a 3 year certification process and must pass ongoing background checks, CPR/First Aid certification, and continuing education training throughout their careers.

Program Requirements

A championship attitude!
Instructors permission.
7 or Older.
Must be able to attend the Tuesday 6:45 Competitive Athlete Class in addition to regular classes.
Must attend the 3 NJ tournaments each year.
Must have ATA Approved tournament uniform, weapons, and safety equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee to join the Competitive Athlete Program?

CA Program members must be enrolled in the ATA National Leadership program. If you have not been registered prior to enrolling the one time fee is $150. If you have already been registered in the ATA National Leadership or Legacy programs there is no additional enrollment fee.

Is there an additional monthly fee to participate in the CA Program.

Yes, the program fee is $25 per month in addition to your regular monthly membership fee.

What equipment will I need to participate?

Students will need to purchase an ATA Leadership uniform with Red White Blue collar and have all required black safety equipment with ATA Logo. Torn, damaged, or outgrown equipment may not be worn in tournament competition. Students over 5 feet tall must have adult weapons.

Are there any other additional fees?

In addition to ATA and LMA fees each tournament has a competitor registration fee based on how many events a student participates in. Many also have a small spectator entry fee.

Where are the tournaments located?

Yes. Since martial arts is a year round activity, we have had many successful Black Belts participate in other seasonal activities while training, however, we will still recommend 2 classes per week for individual growth and belt promotion. We offer private lessons for those extra busy seasons where it may be hard to make it to regular class.

Can I earn trophies or medles?

Belt Promotions are given when students complete their attendance requirement and master the material for that rank, typically every 2-3 months.

How does the ATA champion program work?

While Black Belt isn't the only goal, it typically takes students 7 and older about 3-4 years depending on how often they attend classes, test for rank, and learn their curriculum. Students 3-6 will take approximately 1-4 years longer depending on their age and ability to learn the required curriculum.

Ellsworth Village Square

33 Princeton Hightstown Rd.

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Phone: 800-871-9550

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