A Chat with Mende’s ATA Martial Arts
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We have been located in Cumming since 1995 and have graduated hundreds of black belts. Our ongoing commitment is to help develop essential life skills like courtesy, respect, confidence, perseverance, honesty, integrity, and discipline, along with fitness and traditional martial training.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
We have a class available for ages 3 1/2 to adult.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Martial arts is the best sport out there because it promotes all of the physical and mental aspects that are essential to a child’s development through the years towards adulthood. Our adults likewise grow physically and mentally as they strive to achieve their goals. We want to share that with others.
What do you love most about your job?
Watching my students develop over the years from white belt to black belt. Many students come in shy and become my junior leaders and help lead class! Students who make it to the higher ranks are more confident, respectful, courteous, and goal oriented than they were coming in as white belts.