Local athletes fare well at ATA Nationals

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ATA West Chester owner Marc Jouan shares a moment with local participants in the ATA Martial Arts Spring National Tournament in Las Vegas, including Nicole McCarthy, Bobby Kormann, Maria Jouan and Bryan Denmark.

Earlier this month, some of the students and instructors at ATA Martial Arts of West Chester participated and competed in the ATA Martial Arts Spring National Tournament at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Beginners and advanced students from all around the world came to be a part of this exciting competition.

We are proud to announce that in competition for their respected divisions, Bryan Denmark of Unionville High School placed first in Combat Weapons Sparring, Nicole McCarthy of West Chester Rustin High School placed third in Sparring and second in Combat Weapons Sparring, and Bobby Kormann of Pierce Middle School received a Songahm Spirit Award.

Denmark and McCarthy also participated in the Team USA Sparring Seminar and Tryouts. Both were chosen as top recruits and will continue to train for the opportunity to be chosen for Team USA later this year at the 2016 ATA World Expo in July.

ATA Martial Arts of West Chester owners, Master Marc Jouan and Maria Jouan both participated in high rank midterm testings to prepare for advancement in their rank. Maria Jouan is preparing and training for the rank of 6th Degree Black Belt, which she will be testing for at the 2016 ATA World Expo. Marc Jouan is training and preparing for his 7th Degree Black Belt in 2017.

Classes at ATA Martial Arts of West Chester are offered for 4 year olds to adults at all levels. For more information about ATA Martial Arts classes, Summer Camps and Birthday Parties, please visit www.ATApennsylvania.com. ATA is located at 658 Downingtown Pike, Bradford Plaza in West Chester.

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