While Leadership is one of the attributes emphasized in all ATA programs, our Leadership program offers students an opportunity to aspire to an even greater level of achievement. The mission of Leadership NOW is to create leaders to meet the Needs of Our World, adept in the core life skills necessary for success. Leadership students learn the importance of leading by example and supporting their communities. Required to step up their physical and mental training, students are rewarded with unique opportunities and advanced curriculum designed to bring out their best.Benefits of Leadership TrainingAs a true leader, with the Leadership Life Skills Curriculum, you will learn to inspire others while striving for ever-higher achievement. By learning life skills such as goal-setting, persistence, confidence, motivation, communication, etiquette, and public speaking, you will become a leader no matter what life path you choose.Advanced Training OpportunitiesBecause Leadership students receive specialized training, they're equipped to reach their goals more quickly. Advanced Protech weapons training is also offered at both the school level and at regional events and tournaments throughout the year. In addition, national tournaments offer exclusive Leadership NOW Workouts, lead by the most elite martial arts Masters in the ATA.Advanced Competition OpportunitiesAlthough regional and national tournaments provide an excellent opportunity for leaders in all divisions to compete for best in Traditional and ATA X-treme Forms, Weapons, and Sparring, only Leadership students are eligible to gain points toward a State Championship title. Those who attain the prestigious distinction of State Champion are then eligible to wear the designation on their uniforms.Expert Weapons TrainingAs a Leadership student, you are eligible to receive advanced weapons training to further your martial arts knowledge and expertise. Jahng Bong (bo staff), Ssahng Nat (kama), Samdan Bong (three section staff), and Gumdo (Korean sword art) are some of the weapons that can be studied.