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The BEST Achievement Ever! Balance, Strength and Stamina All Improved!

OK, this Karate Black Belt Essay… from Mr. Jacob Siegel is worth a full read…

Becoming a black belt will be the best achievement ever.  ATA and KarateBuilt Martial Arts makes me feel more confident in achieving my goals.  I appreciate their great support, life skills, and how they treat everyone with respect.  The second I get my black belt, I will feel powerful and amazed that I achieved a goal that took hard work and patience.

Being a black belt is extremely exciting and I am thankful for all the support.  I remember when I first came to karate.  Taking karate has made me more outgoing and more confident in all walks of life.  When I got my green belt, I felt great because I knew it was possible to get my black belt since I was halfway there.

When I first started classes, I was so scared to join but I decided to go forward anyway.  As I progressed through the belts, I started gaining more confidence.  I believed that I could be a black belt someday.

I have experienced many things at ATA and I believe my balance, strength, and stamina have all improved.  I believe I am ready to become a black belt.  I thought I could never become a black belt, but look where I am now!

Thanks Mr. Segal!






Sr. Master Greg Moody, Ph.D. and KarateBuilt Martial Arts have been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW!

Founded in 1995 by Dr. Greg Moody a 7th degree Black Belt and Sr. Master Instructor, KarateBuilt Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

KarateBuilt Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours or the day, 7 days a week at or call directly at 866-311-1032 for one of our nationwide locations. You can also visit our website at

About Dr. Greg Moody:  Greg is a seventh degree black belt and senior master instructor.  He has a Ph.D. in Special Education from Arizona State University (along with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – he actually is a rocket scientist). He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years and has owned eight martial arts schools in Arizona and California. Sr. Master Moody is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world.