Ages 4 - 7


The ATA Tiger curriculum has been developed specifically for young children, ages 4 through 7. This program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. In addition, the program is designed to improve children’s motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions.

This curriculum provides students with the most fun and exciting training methods available for this age group. This program works in conjunction with other programs, thereby emphasizing the same important monthly themes and value system. Upon graduation from the ATA Tigers program into the “Junior” or “Big Kid” program, Tigers are rewarded by the opportunity to wear the “Big Kids” or “Karate for Kids” patch.

The rank and testing system used by the Tigers is slightly different than others as well. Tigers can earn eight collectible animal patches to display on their uniform as follows: Turtle for white belt; Tiger for orange belt; Cheetah for yellow; Lion for camo; Eagle for green; Phoenix for purple; Dragon for blue; Cobra for brown; Panther for red. All eight patches, as earned, can be displayed on the child’s uniform.


  • Fosters Self-Discipline
  • Boosts Socialization Skills
  • Encourages Physical Activity
  • Learn to Set and Achieve Goals
  • Increased Self-Esteem
  • Instills a Sense of Respect
  • Encourages Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
  • Improving Listening Skills
  • Develops Teamwork Skills
  • Improvement in Other Areas of Life

Tigers Belt Ranks

Midsouth Martial Arts White Belt

White Belt


Ara (A-Ra) means “of the sea”.

Ara is a shy turtle. Before joining the tiger classes he usually just stayed in his shell. Now he is making new friends and loves to do his forms nice and slow.  His favorite move is a knife and hand strike.

Midsouth Martial Arts Orange Belt

Orange Belt


Baeoh (Bay-Oh) means “flying tiger”.

Baeoh is the funniest Tiger ever. He has a big heart and loves to laugh. He is everyone’s friend but sometimes lacks confidence. His favorite move is a side kick.


Midsouth Martial Arts Yellow Belt

Yellow Belt


Cheeri (Cheer-y) means “to defend”.

Cheeri is the hardest worker in the class. Even though she always makes straight A’s, she is always trying hard to get better. Maybe sometimes too hard! Her favorite move is a round kick.

Midsouth Martial Arts Camo Belt

Camo Belt


Raon (Ray-On) means “lion”.

Raon is the biggest one in Tiger class. He is very strong and a great athlete. Although he always means well, sometimes he leaps before he looks.

His favorite move is a reverse punch.

Midsouth Martial Arts Green Belt

Green Belt


Suri (Sur-y) means “eagle”.

Suri comes from a big family of big eagles. He is small for his age and sometimes tries to act bigger than he really is. He always goes too fast but is working on slowing down. His favorite move is a jump front kick.

Midsouth Martial Arts Purple Belt

Purple Belt


Choa (Cho-ah) means “light of the world”.

Choa is a rare phoenix. She is very pretty and likes it when the other animals do things for her. She is learning to do things for herself, and when she does she is awesome.  Her favorite move is a double knife hand block.

Midsouth Martial Arts Blue Belt

Blue Belt


Mir (Meer) means “dragon”.

Mir is a super smart dragon. He might not be the most coordinated but he tries really hard. He is learning to control his strength.

His favorite move is a spinning hook kick.

Midsouth Martial Arts Brown Belt

Brown Belt


Narsha (Nar-Sha) means “flying high”.

Narsha is the nicest cobra you ever wanted to meet. Even though she doesn’t have any arms or legs, she is one of the best Tigers in the class. She always works hard and keeps a smile on her face. Her favorite move is a tail strike.

Midsouth Martial Arts Red Belt

Red Belt


Baron (Ba-roon) means “righteous”.

Baron is the highest rank in the tiger class. He is a great leader; he just doesn’t know it yet! He is always willing to help.

His favorite move is a palm strike.

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