2350 Atlanta Hwy Ste 103, Cumming, GA 30040
Questions? Call Us: (770) 886-8833

Who We Are

About Karate Atlanta Cumming in Cumming, GA

Master Mende

Chief Instructor at Karate Atlanta Cumming in Cumming, 6th Degree Black Belt

Karate Atlanta Cumming has an ongoing commitment to help develop essential life skills like courtesy, respect, confidence, perseverance, honesty, integrity, and discipline, along with fitness and traditional martial arts training.

Since our first class was taught many years ago, the focus of our academy has remained the same, to provide students of all ages the highest quality martial arts instruction available in a safe and positive learning environment.

Our programs are specifically designed to help students learn important life skills, self-defense, and traditional Taekwondo.

As a part of the ATA (American Taekwondo Association) we teach Songahm Taekwondo - a fast paced style of self-defense based martial arts which focuses on personal development, powerful and impressive kicks, blocking, and smooth transitions from rank to rank.

Total beginners welcome! We love to work with beginners and elite athletes alike. No matter what your starting level is, you'll get an amazing workout, gain lean muscle, and learn techniques to keep you and your family safe. Children, beginners with no martial arts background, and people with martial arts experience all excel and learn in an environment that is friendly and fun.

A sneak peak into our classes - controlled, fast-paced, and fun! As you build up your cardio endurance in ways previously held secret by top martial artists, you'll also build strength and coordination through super super-fun striking, defending, and flexibility drills.

Some other added benefits both our kids and adult members experience are:

  • Boosted Self-Esteem

  • Body Confidence

  • Better Teamwork & Goal Setting Skills

  • Outrageous Core Strength & Hip Mobility

  • Improvements in Stress Reduction

Knowing how to defend yourself and being physically fit builds confidence and self-control - for both adults & kids alike!

You'll become part of a legendary legacy through Martial Arts. Thanks to our top-notch and knowledgeable staff, our growing and motivated student base (and their supportive parents and families!) are fast becoming one of the top martial arts academies in the Marietta/Cobb County area.

  • We are committed to excellence, both on the training floor and off: mentally, physically, academically, and in terms of character development. Our drive and energy is evident from the level of leadership and instruction, to seeing our students grow as martial artists and even as black belt leaders later on.

  • We are constantly seeking to improve: ourselves as teachers and martial artists, our students, our school, and our community.

  • We would love for you to train with us and join our Taekwondo family: when we say "family" we mean it. The ancient art of taekwondo is more than a sport. It's a lifestyle, a community, and a passion worthy of pursuing for generations to come.

Whether you want to seriously dedicate your time to becoming an amazing martial artists or simply want to get fitter fast - the key is that our instructors work WITH YOU and not for their own personal goals. For more details on our unique ways to squash fears, and have the most fun you've EVER had working out, just visit our classes page.

Be sure to snag our super low web-special going on! Our classes fill up quickly due to this deal. Check it out on the web, where you can take advantage of the 100% money back guarantee that comes along with it.

Still have questions? Simply give us a call, we'd love to help!

Please read a little bit about our leadership below to get a feel for the expert knowledge and drive behind our programs. Looking forward to training with you soon!

Master Mende's Bio

As a certified ATA instructor for 34 years, Master Mende has found nothing better than ATA instructors to be a positive influence on children.

Master Mende is a 6th degree black belt master instructor and has been teaching in Forsyth County since 1995. He combines his prior education at Oglethrope University and a Master's Degree from the University of Georgia to help provide parents help in raising positive kids with a "can do" attitude.

Master Mende began training in 1979 in ATA and become a black belt in 1981. He then opened Mende's ATA Karate in Cumming, GA in 1995.

Since opening, Master Mende has promoted hundreds of black belts who have gone on to great careers and success!

Master Mende won a state champion title in 2001 and served many years as regional certification instructor, and currently lives in Woodstock with his wife, Robin. They have a daughter, Bethany and two grandchildren, Elizabeth who is four and Caroline who is three.

How to Get Started

Come join our Cumming, GA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Birthday Parties, Adult Martial Arts, Summer Camp, and Kids Martial Arts. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (770) 886-8833 if you have any further questions. Karate Atlanta Cumming hopes to speak with you soon!