In the KKSS program the children begin in earnest to learn the Parker Kenpo system. All New students are required to go through the Mini- Introductory Program. The student must earn the right to wear a uniform. There are four Belt Programs where student will progress from beginner to Black Belt.
Beginner's Belt Program - White, Yellow and Orange Belts
Intermediate Belt Program - Purple, Green, and Blue Belts
Advanced Belt Program - 3rd Degree Brown, 2nd Degree Brown and 1st Degree Brown.
Master Belt Program - 1st through 4th Degree Black Belts
The Kids Kicks Merit Badge Program is a program where at each belt level, there is a specific life skill the student will be focusing on. The student will receive merit badges to be worn on their uniform pants. This program unites UMAATC with the students’ academic teachers and parents. There is a checklist and homework the student takes to his/her teachers.
At UMAATC the all students (including College students) are required to maintain a certain grade average depending on belt rank. Students that maintain a Grade Point Average of 80% and higher will earn an ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT PATCH to be worn on the uniform top
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Testing: 1st Sat of every month, 3rd Sat of every month at the Denton location.
Kid Kicks - Adults - Prospective Studentsare required to take a Mini Intruductory Course. This Course consists of private lessons and an evaluation of how the student likes Kenpo Karate, UMAATC and Sifu Mack's method of instruction. The fee for the Introductory Course is $29. All prospective students are asked to observe at least one lesson before they sign up for an Introductory Course.
New Students - Once a person is accepted as a student of UMAATC they (and their parents of under the age of 17) are asked to make a Mental, Physical, and Financial Commitment for at least 1 year. At UMAATC we feel that it takes at least one year for one to decide if Kenpo Karate is for them and if they are for Kenpo Karate.
UMAATC is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit School as such we have a Parent / Adult Student Council, and Teen Council which serves as the equilivent to a PTA. All parents, adult students and teens are expected to attend and be actively involved in these councils.