FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2023
Susan R. Winter
ATA Greats to Test for 9th Degree During 2023 Worlds
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (January 31, 2023) – At 2022 Worlds, Songahm students, friends, and families from around the world witnessed a memorable event in ATA history: the epic 9th degree Black Belt testing of Grand Master Nominees Larry Hoover, Al Dilegge, and Phil Minton. They are set to become Grand Masters at the Masters’ Ceremony at 2023 Worlds on Wednesday, July 12. Then on July 13, a groundbreaking eight 9th degree testing demonstrations will be performed by the Chief Masters below:
These ATA greats will show off their skills at the International Testing and demonstrate why they deserve to become the next 9th Degrees and have the unique opportunity to carry the title of Songahm Grand Master. The Masters’ Ceremony, 9th degrees testing, plus more will take place during the 2023 Worlds event on July 10-16 in Phoenix, Arizona. For important dates and hotel information, visit the Worlds website at https://atamartialarts.com/events/worlds/.
About ATA International
The ATA was founded in 1969 by Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee. The organization is internationally headquartered in Little Rock, AR and has called the state capital home since 1977. With active membership approaching 300,000 worldwide, ATA is North America’s largest martial arts organization dedicated to the discipline of Taekwondo. ATA is a pioneer in the martial arts industry because of its unique Songahm style curriculum.