ATA (American Taekwondo Association) is now "Always Take Action" ATA Worldwide:
ATA's New Identity | The Evolution Explained - YouTube
My apologies if I came across a little harsh. I'll do my best to answer the questions for you.No I do not. But I do know that when organizations change names or join together that sometimes there is a price increase in fees for the members.
I also know that most TKD organizations charge for testing and a large part of that fee goes to the organization and not to the school.
and seeing as I know nothing not being a member how about telling me about this organization. and when did it come into being and why and who started it and why did that person or people leave which ever TKD organization they used to belong to.
And NO I am not asking to be a smart *** I am asking because I want to know
Do you know anything at all about the ATA? I wonder, because if you truly did, you would have realized how ridiculous that question was and you might not have posted it.
Great info! When you say a more "dynamic" form of Taekwondo, what does the word "dynamic" mean in this case?
Thank you. And I learned a little humility from his question, because I made an assumption that I shouldn't have made and as a result, my response to him was neither courteous nor respectful. And I know better than that - it was not a good job of practicing what I preach, so to speak.I'm glad tshadowchaser asked that "ridiculous" question, because I also didn't know anything at all about the ATA, but learned something valuable from your answer.
You got that right! In every large group of people, there are always going to be a few that wind up under the left side of the bell curve, and they are almost always the ones that get the attention and that people then wide-brush the entire group with.a lot of people attack the ATA so I understand the defensive position. I learned long ago, that bad apples always stand out and every org has its fair share of bad apples.
GM Soon Ho Lee took over the reins in a very troubled time for ATA following GM H. U. Lee's death, and he IMNSHO did a very good job keeping our ATA family together. His favorite saying is so simple and yet so profound: there's always more to learn. I saw him last month at World's and I can only hope I look half that good when I hit my 70s.GM Soon Ho Lee was very good to me during my time with him and I learned a lot from him. Though I never continued my path in Songham TKD, I learned a lot from him and his school that I continue today in my teachings of kukki-tkd.
Not sure if a lot of people know/knew, but the Lee brothers were also KKW certified and knew the kukkiwon forms. Every now and then, GM S H Lee would stay after class and have me practice my forms, while making corrections and giving explanations of movements and meanings.
Had the military not moved me away from there, I would have stayed with him.
So yes, I have much appreciation and respect for the ATA.