Thread: Certified ATA instructor
7/14/2005 10:56am, #121
Will you still come to the Atlanta MegaThrowdown?Locu5
combat sports hobbyist
7/14/2005 10:57am, #122
guys, come on, this dude is clearly a troll. we must concentrate our efforts on more important matters, like hot storm troopers performing very valued fan service to the geek community.
7/14/2005 11:11am, #123
Originally Posted by atafan30
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
- Long Island
- Bajillion Joo Jizzu
Hah 3 years? By the time I get instructor certified, I'll have (at the least - master prob wont let me this early) a total of about 8 years.
Bow to me and get on ur knees bitch I'm gonna shoot it in ur frikkin eye!
Kudos to Koto for that wonderful Charisma pic few pages back...
7/14/2005 11:34am, #124
Yeah, he's a troll but this is now a useful reference thread for how much donkey cock the ATA sucks.Monkey Ninjas! Attack!
7/14/2005 11:40am, #125KhorneliusPraxxGuest
On Saturday July 9th 2005 I had an honor bestowed upon me that was almost too good to be true.
Myself, Ms. Morgan Baker, Mr. Nick Drew and Mrs. Leslie Blakeway all took part in the Certified Instructor's Ceremony at Mr. Goins school. On that night we officially became a Certified Instructor.
I must tell you that it was both an exciting and humbling experience.
When I joined the ATA a little under 3 years ago I never imagined that it would change my life the way it has.
The ceremony consisted of 9 phases which were very symbolic in nature.
I have created a video of the event and will post a link to it once I receive permission from my Instructor to do so.
Here is the link to the video. Enjoy!!
Certified Instructor's Ceremony
1st Degree Black Belt
2004 & 2005 State Champ (Triple Crown)
Goins' ATA Academy
"A black belt is simply a belt that goes around your waist. Being a black belt is a state of mind and attitude."
7/14/2005 11:41am, #126KhorneliusPraxxGuestOriginally Posted by JKDChick
7/14/2005 11:44am, #127KhorneliusPraxxGuest
I look at my black collar with more than I do at getting my 1st, heck even my 2nd. The amount of perseverance and hard work that went into both my red and my black collars surpassed anything I've had to do at any rank testing.
Don't get me wrong, my racing stripe will be one great day (Note to Masters: I've planned on achieving this goal at Spring Nationals, please let me know if I'm being presumptuous). But, those collars were both events that will stick with me until I die.
The red collar was in front of EGM Lee on his trip to our humble little town in the 80's. The second was standing alongside my friends, being judged by my friends, nearly 20 years later.
An event? For me it was.
Watching Mr. Steward and the rest of Mr. Goins students/instructors was... Inspiring, to cut it down to one word, INSPIRING?!?!?! .
SM Kohl asked Mr. Goins students to step forward in our group.... And then there were 3. Yep, like 70% of the Level 3's were from that school (some just taking the course, but holy cow what a showing).
To see the ceremony presented with such honor to the new instructors was a phenomenal thing. Mr. Goins, Sir, thank you for showing such a shining example of how a senior can show honor, courtesy and respect towards his juniors.
Truly a great insight into the ATA Northwest schools.
Mr. David S. Leverich
7/14/2005 4:05pm, #128
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
lol!!! i've seen ATA. looks like Choi Kwang do, Koo karate and most other commercial korean systems.
7/14/2005 4:52pm, #129
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
- Seattle (Ballard), WA
- Judo, BJJ
The best part: I live near Lynwood. Ugg.
7/14/2005 6:29pm, #130Originally Posted by ATAforums