Excel Martial Arts Warrenton, MO

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The ATA Tigers program is a Martial Arts Program specifically designed for children ages 4-6

Meet the Tigers

Tiger Cartoon (12 minutes)

ATA Tigers (ages 5-6)

Warrenton, MO

Our ATA Tigers program is developed specifically for children ages 5 through 6. 

​ATA Tiger characters help engage students and teach TAEKWONDO tenets such as courtesy, respect, and discipline.

Classes are safe and fun!   Our fast paced 30 minute classes are designed to improve children's motor skills, enhance their ability to pay attention, and follow directions, and at the same time builds their confidence and courage to try new things.

​The taekwondo based curriculum provides students with the most fun and exciting training methods available for this age group. The program works in conjunction with other programs, thereby emphasizing the same important monthly themes and value system. Upon graduation, ATA Tigers move into the "Junior" or "Big Kid" program.

​Tigers can earn eight collectable animal patches to display on their uniforms as follows: Turtle for white belt; Tiger for orange; Cheetah for yellow; Lion for camo; Eagle for green; Phoenix for purple; Dragon for blue; Cobra for brown; Panther for red. 


Tigers develop flexibility, strength, and mental focus which carries thru to the Karate for Kids program.

No soul or spirit is ever too young to start it’s own journey. The foundations of our morals, values, and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the ATA Tigers program is an essential way to enhance the growth and development of pre-school and kindergarten aged children.

Meet the ATA Tigers

Warrenton, MO Location


 Excel Martial Arts is independently owned and operated by the Van Horn Family of Warrenton, MO. 

phone: 314-83E-XCEL   314-833-9235
facebook: ata.warrenton

Located at Highway 47 & East Booneslick Road, Warrenton, MO 63383

Within walking distance of Warren County R-3 Daniel Boone Elementary and Black Hawk Middle School. If you live in Warrenton, Truesdale, Pendleton, Innsbrook, Wright City, Jonesburg, Foristell, Hawk Point, Holstein, Hopewell, Pickney, Treloar, New Truxton, Truxton, Marthasville, High Hill, Cappeln, Prices Branch, Troy, Moscow Mills, Flint Hill, Wentzville, New Melle, Femme Osage, Old Alexandria, Dutzow, McKittrick, Hermann, Rhineland, Bridgeport, Case, Bellflower, New Florence, Gilmore, Josephville, Washington, Ethlyn, Lake St. Louis, Montgomery City, Danville, Mineola, or Wellsville, then you are close enough to train with us!

Reviews (see more)

Stephanie / James B 

The Van Horns have been wonderful with our 5yo. They are very well structured and have a great system for their beginners to succeed. If you are considering martial arts for your little one this is our first choice in the area. Even amidst the quarantine they have adapted and created videos online for the Tigers and we do Zoom sessions every week with them live. Our son is loving it even from home. They’ve gone above and beyond.


Casey Williams

I can’t say enough positive things about Excel Martial Arts and the Van Horn team. I have 3 children (4,4,9) enrolled as students and I cant believe the difference in their composure, attitude, confidence, and outgoing ness. After only two lessons my oldest decided that she wants to be a world champion. Big dreams, but much healthier than the majority of other things she could be aspiring to!

Would recommend Excel to everyone who has an interest in learning TKD. The staff is phenomenal, the other parents are great, and the location is perfect.

Thank you Mrs: Van Horn & family!

Vincent Travisano

Highly recommend Excel Martial Arts | ATA Martial Arts | Warrenton, MO for their outstanding dedication to their students. Instilling knowledge, work ethic, camaraderie and discipline in their daily lives, while having a genuinely fun experience....Bravo!


I absolutely love Excel Martial Arts. Their instructors are very good and take the time to really learn each student's needs and abilities. They are very patient and work to make sure each and every individual is learning the curriculum and don't feel overwhelmed. "They have helped me feel confident, learn self discipline, respect, and improve me as a person",(from the mouth of my 10 year old).
As a parent, I also feel that my child is in good hands and they let all of us parents watch and answer any questions we may have. My personal experience has always been positive and I feel my daughter has the best opportunities to grow and EXCEL!
-RF Moellering

Bella C

Excellent family oriented martial arts program. They work hard to make sure everyone is comfortable and their needs/concerns/insecurities are addressed. My family recieved support in more ways than I can comment in this review as I have two special needs children and I myself am extremely shy and uncomfortable in a group setting. We are very grateful to have met and been instructed by Amy and Mark and their wonderful children. We would definitely still be actively attending had it not been for a move out of county resulting in too long of a commute. You will not regret deciding to invest in your overall health, mindfulness, and emotional well-being by joining this martial arts program.