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430 Pond Promenade, Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 923-2453

About ATA Chanhassen Family Martial Arts in Chanhassen, MN

Meet Karl Knight

Owner and Chief Instructor at
ATA Chanhassen Family Martial Arts in Chanhassen
5th degree in Taekwondo

Welcome to ATA Chanhassen Family Martial Arts! Our passion for Martial Arts runs deep, but there are a few things that stand out the most and serve as our foundation.

It is our belief that everybody wants to improve their lives physically, mentally, and emotionally, and to learn new skills as they journey towards their goals.

We believe that people experience growth through continuous hands-on doing, occasionally failing, but always persevering and taking action to learn and grow.

We teach people physically, mentally, and emotionally the discipline of martial arts and the leadership skills that will last a LIFETIME. Through that experience, they will gain confidence and get physically fit.

We strive to make Martial Arts a great experience for everyone – one that is both educational and fun!

At ATA Chanhassen Family Martial Arts, we go to great lengths to earn your trust and make sure that your family always feels safe, happy and satisfied with what you learn and accomplish in every class.  

The minute you enter our state-of-the-art facility, you can be assured that your child will learn and develop discipline, respect, awareness, self-control and other personal development skills. It’s important to start them out on the right foot and instill good values in them early on, which help to ensure their success in school and in all areas of their life.  

Whether you’re a child, teen or adult, we will help you tap into your inner strengths and desires and unleash the giant within you that wants to express itself in a way that only you can. Helping you to improve yourself physically, mentally and spiritually is in our heart and soul… and we do that in ways that are FUN and EXCITING!  

Our instructors are eager to help you on your journey to learn Taekwondo, Kickboxing and Self-Defense skills. All those epic kicks, punches and strikes will help you to…

  • Learn how to walk with confidence, be bully-proof and how to spot uncomfortable situations so you can walk away before things get out of control.
  • Learn how to use your entire body to your advantage. No matter what your size is, you 'll learn effective self-defense techniques and be able to protect yourself.
  • Reach your full potential as you gain a ton of focus, strength, fitness, courage and confidence.

Check out the SUPER LOW web special going on right now! Classes fill up FAST because it 's such a fantastic deal so reserve your spot today! It’s 100% RISK-FREE so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

If you’re a total beginner to martial arts and maybe a little nervous about it, we understand and you’ll be in good hands. We specialize in teaching beginner-level students of all ages.

Our highly-trained instructors are super friendly, know the basics of martial arts and teach in a way that is understandable and doable for everyone. No matter what your fitness or skill level is, we will work with you at YOUR level and pace.

Your goals are our goals and we want to start you off on the right foot as a beginner student and help you advance to the next level with confidence… and a big smile for having ACHIEVED so much along the way! Your new friends will cheer you on with genuine happiness, encouragement and lots of high fives!   

We look forward to empowering your entire family, sparking the adventure of self-discovery and helping your child reach their full potential. Why? Because we want to see your family be as successful in life as possible. See you soon!

About the Owner

Mr. Karl Knight began studying martial arts in the 1970s under 8th degree Chief Master Roger Terrell, a student of Grand Master H.U. Lee, who is the founder of the American Taekwondo Association (ATA).

Mr. Knight earned his black belt in 1976 and continued training until 1980, when marriage, a child, and a career in academics caused him to drift away from the martial arts.

He returned in 2003 in order to train with his son 11 year-old, Erick. Since then, Mr. Knight has been very involved in training, competition, and instruction.

He bought ATA Chanhassen Family Martial Arts in 2013 after retiring from his academic job. The years he trained with his son make him a strong believer in the value of family martial arts.

About the Head of Instruction

Mr. Ken Hoops began training in martial arts with his family in 1994, at the age of seven. As a youth, he greatly benefited from the life skills he learned from his training.

In 1998, he received his 1st degree black belt and was determined to one day become an instructor. To this day, Mr. Hoops credits his training for helping him overcome adversity in his teenage years, as well as in adulthood.

He focuses much of his time and energy building value that our students can add to their own lives through the life skills that martial arts offers. Mr. Hoops is committed to developing stronger leaders in the community.

How to Get Started

Come join our Chanhassen, MN Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Birthday Parties, Personal Training, Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, and Fitness Kickboxing. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (952) 923-2453 if you have any further questions. ATA Chanhassen Family Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!

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