2011-2012 ATA Tournament Schedule

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This American Taekwondo Association Tournament Schedule may be periodically updated, so please check back often, if you are holding a tournament and would like it listed please send us an email ***LAST UPDATE 12/21/2011

 

01, 2012
1/7/2012 B ALBANY, OR MASTER TURNER/SHARON PLEU 541-928-9636
1/14/2012 B VALDOSTA, GA MITCHELL CHURCH 229-242-1173
1/13/2012 – 01/14 B SHELDON, IA JODI VERMEER 712-348-6670
1/20/2012 – 01/21 B FAYETTEVILLE, NC MASTERS MICHAEL & KIMBERLY BROWN 910-860-5425
1/21/2012 B ALBANY, OR MASTER TURNER/SHARON PLEU 541-928-3696
1/28/2012 B MERRILLVILLE, IN SEAN AND BROOKE HARRINGTON 219-987-8531
1/28/2012 B TEMPE, AZ CHIEF MASTER BABIN
billbabin.com
480-497-0515
02, 2012
2/4/2012 B FORT WAYNE, IN MARVIN & MARGIE FOSTER 260-925-4282
2/11/2012 B NASHUA, NH DEAN PAGE 603-483-5200
2/18/2012 B AURORA, CO PATTY LORENZ 303-426-6456
2/24/2012 – 02/25 A HUMBLE, TX MASTER AND MRS. HENDERSON 281-852-7100
2/25/2012 B ERLANGER, KY MASTER MARJORIE TEMPLETON 859-781-0995
03, 2012
3/10/2012 B SALEM, OR FRANK AND BARBARA SLINGER 503-769-5695
3/17/2012 B CHAMPAIGN, IL MASTER TINA NEWBERRY 217-351-8531
3/21/2012 – 03/24 AA LAS VEGAS, NV SPRING NATIONALS
ataonline.com
501-568-2821
04, 2012
4/13/2012 – 04/14 B OMAHA/BELLEVUE, NE SR. MASTER AND MRS. KASSEBAUM
ATAkravmaga.com
402-682-5425
4/21/2012 B ELK GROVE, CA KEVIN DURANT 916-216-7052
4/21/2012 B SOUTHBEND, IN SETH BIRKY
StarTKD.com
574-522-5425
4/28/2012 B PICKERINGTON, OH MICHELLE AND KEVIN PAVLIK 614-920-9480

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO COMPETE IS TO WIN!
ATA tournament scheduleShe-hahp (tournaments) are controlled competitive environments that allow practitioners to display and improve their skills in a safe environment. Although some may think it is all about “who is better”, that is only a part of their purpose in Songahm Taekwondo.

In general, there are basically two types of tournaments:
1. Winning a trophy at any cost, while exclaiming victory and scorning defeat
2. Competing with a good attitude (possibly winning a trophy) and learning under ideal conditions

The second is what we in Songahm Taekwondo try to achieve!

Remember that tournaments are not just for a trophy. They allow our members to meet new people, make new friends, put nerves to the test, and display skills. By focusing on these purposes, it is very possible to be happy whether one wins or loses. Most people think that the reward at a tournament is the trophy. By eliminating this idea, we eliminate the unnecessary devastation of leaving without a trophy.

In reality, competition is not just in a ring. Students of Songahm Taekwondo, as well as all other human beings, are competing with self on a daily basis. We compete with our body to lose weight. We compete with our mind to retain knowledge, and we compete with our intellect on our spiritual convictions. Even in the case of a match against an opponent, we are not only competing against that person’s skill, but also against ourselves to the the absolute best that we can. Therefore, tournaments are a great opportunity for increasing skills as well as boosting confidence. And, just as importantly, it is possible to learn self control over a temper, or become motivated to react positively instead of negatively to outcomes one does not desire.

For all these reasons and more, she-hahp (tournaments) are a vital part of Songahm Taekwondo, and one of the most dynamic, fun aspects of our art.

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