Our Story

Niblock’s ATA Martial Arts is owned by Chief Master Marilyn Niblock and Chief Master Michael Niblock and has been in business since 1986. The Masters Niblock began their martial arts training over 30 years ago. As they progressed through their training, they realized that as instructors they would have the ability to give people the knowledge they need to set goals, achieve physical fitness and to protect themselves. They challenge all their students to do their best, from the Tiny Tigers to the most seasoned instructors. Chief Master Marilyn Niblock is the highest ranking female in the ATA and earned the honor of becoming the first female Chief Master in 2011. Our school is part of the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) which is the premier North American organization dedicated to the martial arts discipline of Taekwondo, and is the founding organization of other international affiliates that include the World Traditional Taekwondo Union (WTTU) and the Songahm Taekwondo Federation (STF). Since the first class was taught many years ago, the focus of our program has remained the same: to provide students the highest quality martial arts instruction available in a safe and positive learning environment that people of all ages can enjoy. We have several programs for a variety of purposes, ranging from basic martial arts, to self defense, to esteem and life skills building and more. Over the years, the ATA has come to realize that there are many reasons for studying Songahm Taekwondo, and we have worked hard to develop programs that will help realize these goals rather than forcing our students into one, linear area of study and practice. Songahm Taekwondo itself is always evolving, and as such we will always develop new programs and update our existing programs to ensure our students have as much access to the different aspects of Songahm Taekwondo as possible. To learn more information about our programs call us at 512.244.9555 and talk to one of our staff about how you can benefit from training with us.