The American Taekwondo Association (ATA) was founded in 1969 by Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee.  Since then, the organization has grown and developed into the premier North American and international martial arts organization.  Currently, there are over 1,500 schools and clubs worldwide. All Songahm taekwondo schools are dedicated to providing students with a positive environment and superior martial arts training.

  • The American Taekwondo Association (ATA) provides several programs to fit all ages and levels of ability.
    • Tiny Tigers- Ages 3- 6 This program is specifically designed to develop motor skills, memorization, life skills, and healthy lifestyles.
    • Karate For Kids- Ages 7-12 This program is designed to help fine tune motor skills, improve confidence, self-control, self-defense, memorization, build friendships, and maintain healthy lifestyles.
    • Teens- Ages 13-17 This program is designed to improve physical abilities, teach self-defense, respect, and build friendships.
    • Adults- Ages 18 and up This program is specifically designed to improve self-defense skills, build self-confidence, maintain and build healthy lifestyles. It is a great way to workout, have fun, and build friendships!

    For further information about the American Taekwondo Association and it's affiliates please visit:

Our Staff is nationally certified and train extremely hard to fit our students needs:
Our Instructor to student ratio is very beneficial!

            Mr. Louis Italiano III- Owner & Chief Instructor                                                  Ms. Alyson Ellis- Head Instructor
                   Nationally Certified ATA Instructor                                                       Nationally Certified ATA Instructor
                           5th Degree Black Belt                                                                          4th Degree Black Belt 
                       State Champion- Triple Crown                                                                        CPR Certified
                                CPR Certified                                                   Certified Judge in Forms, Sparring, and Weapons
             Certified Judge in Forms, Sparring, and Weapons                                                  Triple Crown State Champ
                                                                                                                                Top Ten in Forms (2008)
 Come in and try our 4 week introductory special!
    4 weeks for $49.00
    Uniform and 2 classes a week included!

Austintown ATA Black Belt Academy
5880 Mahoning Ave.
Youngstown, Oh 44515
(330) 793-4880
[email protected]
Member of the American Taekwondo Association