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Angola ATA Martial Arts

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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.

260 624 2282

202 E Harcourt Rd, H, Angola, IN 46703

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Jason Shepherd Angola ATA Martial Arts

Hi, I’m Jason Shepherd.


I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 2003, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Angola by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

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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Our Facility

• 3,500 Square-Foot Main Training Area 
• High-Quality Mats for Maximum Safety
• Up-To-Date Equipment in Excellent Condition
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Stadium Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Spacious Lobby & Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Men's & Women's Restrooms Large Enough for Changing
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Angola ATA 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 Angola ATA Martial Arts 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 word Taekwondo itself is made up of three Chinese/Korean words: Tae, meaning to kick or jump; Kwon, meaning fist or hand; and Do, which means “the way.”  Loosely (if not literally), it can be thought of as “The Way of the Hand and Foot.”
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.

ATA Timeline

  • Master Jason Shepard

    Master Jason Shepherd

    Master Instructor

    6th Degree Black Belt

  • Mr Blake Murray

    Level 2 Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Miss Katie Carlin

    Level 2 Instructor

    2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Mr Logan Dorgelo

    Certified Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Mrs Haley Hamilton

    Level 2 Instructor

    2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Mr Darin Hendrey

    Level 2 Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Mrs Betty Hendrey

    Level 2 Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Miss Emmy Lou Lesley

    Level 2 Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Mr. Sam Lesley

    Level 1 Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Ms Lisa Flatt

    Level 1 Instructor