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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 1969, ATA Martial Arts has provided its members with a road map to success based on
self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.


3810 Valley Centre Dr., Suite 904, San Diego, CA 92130

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Welcome to Church's ATA Martial Arts

directed by World Champions Chief Master
Ken Church and his wife, Master Trish Church.

Because of their perseverance, dedication and personal commitment about being hands on with their students, they have been honored by the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) as the #1 school each and every year since 2001. Over the past 45+ years, the ATA has helped thousands of children and adults literally change their lives.

What Makes a Black Belt?

All students can develop the confidence and self-esteem it takes to stand up for themselves and not be victims. Experienced students have the courage to take on new challenges--not just at the studio, but at home, school, or in their careers. Our Black Belts and future Black Belts do not quit when faced with difficulty; they are too strong to back away from making decisions and reaching their goals.

Will you or your child become our next Black Belt? Take the first step now: try a class and see what we are all about. We’re sure you’ll want to continue. Whether you want to lose weight, learn how to protect yourself, get in shape, meet new people; or if your child needs discipline or an outlet for after-school energy, we’re here for you!

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

The ATA Martial Arts programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the ATA Martial Arts program is an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. ATA Martial Arts for adults is the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as it helps you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Church's Martial Arts San Diego Carmel Valley

Our Facility

State of the Art Training Area With:
• Premium Mats for Maximum Safety
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Men's & Women's Locker Rooms
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Church's Martial Arts Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

The country’s largest martial arts organization.

130,000 active members and over 1 million students trained since 1969.

Each instructor has passed an intensive certification process based on 40 years of tradition, research and development.

The ATA Promise:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age


Songahm Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced by ATA Martial Arts students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt (10 belts total) is one of incremental learning and skill development that students of any age any fitness level can embark on.


One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well! There are currently 130,000 ATA Martial Arts members worldwide. ATA Martial Arts students compete in local tournaments against other ATA schools, advancing from District levels, to State levels, to a yearly Spring National competition in Las Vegas, NV. The competition winners gather at the ATA World Expo Tournament in Little Rock, AR in the summer, competing against finalists from all over the planet in one of largest martial arts competitions in the world.

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