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Tewksbury 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.


361 Main Street, Tewkskbury, MA 01876

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Master Justin Garofano Tewksbury ATA Martial Arts

Hi, I’m Master Justin Garofano.


I remember when I was a child, feeling uncertainty about beginning martial arts. I wondered if I had what it took to succeed and I wasn’t the most athletic or confident child - quite the opposite. 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 2000, I made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Tewksbury by teaching children and adults the confidence, leadership, and fitness skills that can only be achieved through martial arts.

Quality students come from quality instruction!

• All ATA Taekwondo instructors are graduates of a three-year intensive internship and Nationally Certified.
• We have excellent student/instructor ratios, Ongoing private help is available to all students.
• Our teaching system is based on the concepts of "positive mental attitude" and "high goal setting". Our physical curriculum is focused on fitness and practical application.
• Through the ATA sponsored program of advanced training, our instructors are continuously upgrading their instructional skills.

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

The ATA Martial Arts 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 ATA Martial Arts program is an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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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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Our Facility

• 2,500 Square-Foot Main Training Area
• High-Quality Mats for Maximum Safety
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Tewksbury 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 and development.

The Tewksbury 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 or any fitness level can embark on.


1993 - Tewksbury ATA Founded
The school was founded at an 850 Square Foot Location by Mr. Michael Stack

2000 - Mr. Garofano becomes Chief Instructor & Owner of the Tewksbury ATA Academy
Upon returning from Korea Mr. Garofano takes over as Chief Instructor and Owner. Mr. Stack goes on to pursue a career as an Architect and continues to instruct at the academy until the present day.

2002 - Relocated to Larger Location
To keep up with an expanding student base, ATA Tewksbury was moved to a 1,400 Square Foot Location.

2005 to present- Relocated to Current Location
Again, to keep up with an expanding student base, ATA Tewksbury was moved to a state-of-the-art 3,000 Square Foot facility.


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 State levels to Districts, to National competitions in Las Vegas, NV. or Orlando, FL. 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.


Our Demo Team performs in competitions and community events. The purpose of the demo team is to entertain the audience using multiple methods of demonstrating martial arts skills. These presentations are full of fast-paced energy, excitement, drama, and are fun to watch!

Tewksbury ATA Demo Team
Tewksbury ATA Martial Arts Demo Team
Pictured left to right:  Rory Fallon, Jessica Wong, Daniel Murray, Nathan Carroll, Kathleen Wong, Christopher Loiselle, Brayden Theriault*, Ryland McClutchy*Matthew Guerin* (*Not pictured)

ATA Timeline

  • Master Justin Garofano

    Master Justin Garofano

    Chief Instructor / Owner

    6th Degree Black Belt

  • Mr. Joseph Howland

    Mr. Joseph Howland

    Program Director

    2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Mrs. Gina Fallon

    Office Manager

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Mr. Michael Stack

    Mr. Michael Stack

    Certified Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Mr. Michael Palino

    Mr. Michael Palino

    Certified Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Mr. Matthew Levenson

    Certified Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Ms. Krista Stracqualursi

    Certfied Instructor

    4th Degree Black Belt

  • Ms. Lexi Trinidade

    Assistant Instructor

    2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Ms. Jamie Quintiliani

    Ms. Jamie Quintiliani

    Assistant Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Miss Siarra Sar

    Miss Siarra Sar

    Assistant Instructor

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Laura O'Donnell

    Miss Laura O'Donnell

    Assistant Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Mr Matthew Madeira

    Mr Matthew Madeira

    Assistant Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Miss Alexis Lussier

    Assistant Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Mr Tyler Hyde

    Assistant Instructor

    2nd Degree Black Belt