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ATA Steele Creek

Charlotte, NC

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About Our School

Welcome to ATA Steele Creek where we pride ourselves in not only teaching traditional Martial Arts but influencing our students in a positive manner to create a better future. Our main focus is not only the development of martial arts in our students but their character as well. We help to influence our students to become the best martial artist and person they can be. Call us today to see how we can influence you and your family.

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Many years ago, we decided to take over ownership of ATA Martial Arts in the Steele Creek area and transform this school into one of the best martial art schools in the Charlotte area under my direct guidance and leadership. Today, we call this school ATA Steele Creek. My name is Michael Esposito and I am the Chief Instructor of ATA Steele Creek. Here at ATA Steele Creek we pride ourselves in teaching authentic, traditional martial arts. Along with many years of military service and martial arts, we have created a safe, disciplined, and respectful environment for all of our students of any ages to learn traditional and effective martial arts.

At ATA Steele Creek we teach traditional TaeKwonDo and effective Krav Maga while instilling great characteristics into our students to make our community a better place. All of our classes are separated by rank and age to make sure all of our students get the best quality training that we have to offer.

I started my martial arts journey at the age of 13 years old. After many years of teaching and training I decided to serve my country on a greater level by enlisting in the U.S. Army. After my duties in the military came to an end I decided my passion was to pass along all of my knowledge to future generations while instilling discipline, respect, honor, courage, and integrity into my students to make our community stronger. I firmly believe to be an extremely effective instructor I need to continue my own training as a student. I am not only on my way up in the ranks in TaeKwonDo but I also have an extensive background in Boxing and I am currently an instructor in Muay Thai which we offer in private lessons. At our academy we continue to hold our motto to our hearts: No excuses! Lead from the front!!!

Come check out our state of the art school where we offer TaeKwonDo classes for all ages, Krav Maga for our adults, and Boxing/Thai Boxing private lessons for all ages. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and eager to influence many members of our community for the better. “Creating tomorrow’s leaders, one Black Belt at a time!”

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Why Choose ATA Steele Creek?

Some of the Best Instructors in the State

Not only do our instructors have an extensive background in Martial Arts but we are still students ourselves. We are CPR and instructor certified with the ATA (American TaeKwon Do association). Our instructors are knowledgeable, patient, respectful, and eager! We are always learning. We are always adapting. We are always student’s.

An Amazing Atmosphere!

We believe at ATA Steele Creek that all of our students and their families are our family. Everyone at our school treats each other with respect, kindness, and courtesy. We have created an amazing community and atmosphere at ATA Steele Creek where parent’s, children, and extended family will always feel welcome. Our school is inviting, clean, friendly, and located in the heart of Steele Creek (River Gate Shopping Center)!

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What price can one put on their child’s safety and well being? It has been wonderful to watch as our daughter is instructed in the manner of how to identify a stranger; more importantly what to do should one try to put hands on or harm our child. Through the training at , our daughter Continue Reading

Mary W. February 4, 2015

The increases I have noticed from my eight year old son are amazing. He is faster, has better reflexes and is no longer clumsy because his balance has improved! He really is learning as well as participating in the lessons and I’m so proud of how far he’s come in such a short time. I Continue Reading

Jerry G. February 4, 2015

After working my desk job for eighteen years, I managed to put on some extra pounds. A friend of mine suggested that I start taking martial arts instead of hitting the gym 6 days a week. I gave it a shot and a year and a half later I feel healthier and I am just Continue Reading

Steven S. February 4, 2015

My son James loves the helpful instructors as he has worked his way from a white belt up to now being a green belt! Now after school James has something to look forward to. Although challenging he is always encouraged to further his development, something ATA takes pride in. I strongly encourage Songahm Taekwondo lessons Continue Reading

Jane M. May 4, 2017

As a police officer, a huge part of the job is staying in shape. I started taking Krav Maga classes, which is great for mental awareness and defense tactics as well. Krav Maga is also great for self-defense, useful to those who like to feel safe and in control during any real world situation. I Continue Reading

Carlos R. June 20, 2018

It was not easy to find activities for my son with autism to get involved with, which was frustrating. A friend of mine recommended introducing martial arts. I was hesitant but looked into it and found that Martial Arts is great for physical and mental development. I signed my son up for Karate and found Continue Reading

Susan D. June 20, 2018

I was very impressed with the Instructors at ATA Steele Creek ability to reach the kids and keep them wanting to come back. My son loves the active pace and the dojo. Although he may not realize it he is also learning skills that he can use to his advantage to avoid bullying or aggressive Continue Reading

Tim E. June 20, 2018

A couple of my daughters’ friends started taking Martial Arts lessons and my daughter wanted to join them. After doing some research, I decided to get her enrolled. She now has convinced me to take lessons for myself too! She takes Karate lessons and I take Self Defense lessons. Not only is this a great Continue Reading

Caroline S. June 20, 2018

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