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Schafer's ATA Martial Arts

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 1969, ATA Martial Arts has provided its members with a road map to success based on
self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.


1370 Redwood Way, Suite E, Petaluma, CA 94954

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Senior Master Nicholas Schafer Schafer's ATA Martial Arts

Hi, I’m Senior Master Nicholas Schafer.


I remember my first steps into my martial arts journey. I was on the verge of becoming a teenager and faced with tough social pressure. Not only did my parents want to find a positive outlet for me but I knew I needed the guidance to keep me on the right path. Little did I know that beginning my martial arts journey would be one of the most profound experiences of my life!

When I opened my school in 2001, I made the commitment to serving the local communities by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts. 

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the Schafer's ATA Martial Arts program is an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

Schafer's ATA Martial Arts inspires its students to be confident to take on any challenge and disciplined to push through life’s obstacles. By being a hero to our students, Schafer's ATA Martial Arts makes a lasting impact not for the moment but for a lifetime!

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You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. ATA Martial Arts for adults is the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as it helps you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Schafer's ATA Martial Arts

Our Facility

• State of the Art Training Facility 
• 2 Floors With Over 1800 sq/ft of Training Space
• Spring Floor for Optimal Tricking and Tumbling
• 20' High Vaulted Ceilings
• Zebra Training Mats & Padded Targets for Maximum Safety
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Plenty of Parking
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Camps, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Schafer's ATA Martial Arts Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

The country’s largest martial arts organization.

130,000 active members and over 1 million students trained since 1969.

Each instructor has passed an intensive certification process based on 40 years of tradition, research & development by the ATA.

The Schafer's ATA Martial Arts Promise:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age


Songahm Taekwondo is the style of martial arts practiced by ATA Martial Arts students.
The journey from White Belt to Black Belt (10 belts total) is one of incremental learning and skill development that students of any age any fitness level can embark on.


One of the most fun parts of martial arts training is the ability to test your skills by competing in a tournament. Tournaments are not only fun for competitors, but they also become a great social experience for parents as well! There are currently 130,000 ATA Martial Arts members worldwide. ATA Martial Arts students compete in local tournaments against other ATA schools, advancing from District levels, to State levels, to a yearly Spring National competition in Las Vegas, NV. The competition winners gather at the ATA World Expo Tournament in Little Rock, AR in the summer, competing against finalists from all over the planet in one of largest martial arts competitions in the world.

ATA Timeline

  • Schafer's ATA Martial Arts owner

    Senior Master Nicholas Schafer

    Senior Master Instructor

    7th Degree Black Belt

  • Schafer's ATA Martial Arts instructor

    Miss Kaylee Baum

    Certified Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Schafer's ATA Martial Arts instructor

    Mr. Travis Bell

    Level 1 Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Schafer's ATA Martial Arts instructor

    Miss Kaitlyn Kolybakos

    Special Guest Certified Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Schafer's ATA Martial Arts instructor

    Mr. Daniel Eynon

    Special Guest Certified Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt