From a parents perspective the lessons our daughter has received from ATA in these few short months are simply discipline, self defense and respect. Not necessarily in that order. But they are all wrapped in together. Initially, we the parents, wanted our daughter to learn discipline. She already receives that at home, but we also have a great respect for the discipline that others can instill as well, and in ATA we’ve found what we were looking for. In addition to discipline, she has gained respect, not the respect for the parents, its more, it’s the respect for the instructors, the uniform, the class, and most importantly, others around her. Finally, what price can one put on their child’s safety and well being? It has been wonderful to watch as our daughter is instructed in the manner of how to identify a stranger; more importantly what to do should one try to put hands on or harm our child. Through our training, our daughter has grown wiser and stronger. She’s receiving the life skills that we want her to have. ATA is reinforcing what she is learning at home in regards to discipline and respect, and amplifying in areas that they specialize in with the martial arts.