Since 2019, Honor Martial Arts has provided its members with a road map to success based on
self-defense, confidence, and goal-setting skills.&l
150 Front Street, Suite 100, Franklin, TN 37064
We remember when we were kids, feeling uncertain about beginning martial arts. We wondered if we had what it took to succeed and we weren't the most athletic or confident kids - quite the opposite. Little did we know that beginning our martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of our lives!
Mark is an accomplished martial artist, Sr. Master instructor, and motivational coach, having worked in the industry for over 30 years. He is currently competing for rank advancement, teaching, and running the Honor Martial Arts Franklin location.
He is an experienced entrepreneur in founding, owning, operating, and expanding martial arts studios in multiple markets since 2001. Mark has grown Honor Martial Arts to over 200 students at the Franklin location and is looking to expand into new markets in the coming year. Mark is also a 7th Degree Black Belt and 4X World Champion!
Ariana is an accomplished martial artist and Certified ATA instructor, having worked in the industry for over 15 years. She is currently competing for rank advancement, and transitioning from her accomplished career as a Registered Nurse, to pursue martial arts teaching and business operations full-time.
An experienced martial arts instructor, bilingual (English and Spanish), and medical professional, Ariana is a 6th Degree Black Belt and 8X World Champion.
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.
Songahm Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced by ATA Martial Arts students. While famous for its wide range of kicks and known as the "Kicking Art", Taekwondo also emphasizes breaking power, such as splitting wood and bricks using only the bare hands and feet. Training involves a variety of techniques, including punching, kicking, dodging, jumping, parrying, and blocking. Taekwondo also focuses on sparring and learning formal patterns of movements called forms. Songahm Taekwondo is a style specifically developed over 20 years by Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee to make it accessible to anyone willing to learn and to truly reflect Taekwondo and the strength and beauty of its kicking techniques.
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.
Each belt in Martial Arts is full of meaning and philosophy. As the belt colors progress from white to black, it symbolizes the knowledge and power the student has obtained and experienced.
The White Belt is the beginning – showing a lack of knowledge. The Black Belt is the highest level – showing perfection over the beginning level. However, as other arts feel that Black belt is the end, we do not. For the ATA, it is the beginning. Black belt is the time in a Martial Artist's life where he/she is able to truly begin to enjoy the beauty of the art and the amazement of their ability. To go from rank to rank, there are different time intervals and requirements. Please know, your black belt is waiting for you!
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 State levels to District levels, to yearly National competitions in Las Vegas, NV, and Orlando, FL. The competition winners gather at the ATA World Expo Tournament in Little Rock, AR in the summer, competing against finalists in one of the largest martial arts competitions in the world.