ATF Martial Arts International

ATF Instructor Certification Program

ATF Martial Arts International is the Instructor Training and Accrediting Program for the Allied Tang Soo Do Federation and the ATF Martial Arts System. All Instructors of ATF are required to pass the credentialing process of becoming an AIS (Active Instructor Status). This process includes a criminal back ground check to make sure our instructors are the highest standard. 

The AIS MISSION

The ATF Instructor Certification Program  is a "whole  Martial Artist" program, which emphasizes the complete development of a  professional warrior, and is a key component of the ethical warrior concept.  ATF's instructor training and certification process is designed to improve the Instructor's capabilities to educate, facilitate, and provide the highest standards of individual, group & school instruction as well as student care. We also enhance the "Student to AIS" journey by building self-confidence and fostering the warrior ethos of Martial Arts.  The focus is on the personal development of each Instructor in a team framework,  using a standardized, trainable, and sustainable curriculum,  combat system, and instruction process. We teach the emphasis with three disciplines; Physical, Mental and Spiritual character.


To achieve AIS you will realize and practice Martial Virtue in all facets of your chosen Martial Arts discipline. Whether you desire to teach a sport, weapons, or combat based systems, As an AIS you will learn how integrating our proven instruction process tough realistic training, physical and mental challenges, and shared adversity will help you succeed as an instructor or martial arts business owner and, most importantly, how to value all students entrusted to you. 


The ATF Martial Arts International  Mission Statement

To Train and Educate students in two  standardized programs: 1. Martial Arts Instruction and 2. Martial Arts Instructor Trainer Courses. Also to support Gup & Dan Belt training for the ATF basic school curricula; and to provide sustainment for all AIS. To ensure the overall development, support, and instruction of the ATF curricula built around establishing character for mental and physical disciplines. Also, to serve as the functional proponent for the ATF Martial Arts International Instructor Certification standards. And to promote the legacy and martial arts spirit of our founder, Kuk Sul Nim Fred Weeks. We seek to program  responsibility in each instructor for the development, support and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards for viable AIS now and in the future. 


If you wish to learn how you can join the ranks of our student  & instructor programs or materials, click on the FIND OUT MORE button and send us a message. 

Find out more

ATF Martial Arts Academy on FaceBook