About us

Legacy Master Martial Arts
A long running presence in the ATA & The Valley.

The school was opened in the summer of 1992 in the Kyrene Shopping Center on Chandler Blvd & Kyrene. It is one of the longest running ATA schools in the valley and continues to carry the spirit of Songahm Taekwondo throughout the City of Chandler to this day. The school is owned and operated by one of its original students Master Jared Healey. Master Healey and his wife proudly operate the school as a team. Master Healey received his mastership in July of 2011 and Mrs. Healey is expected to test for her 5th Degree Black Belt in the summer of 2017. The Healeys have been studying martial arts since they were just kids and now take pride in instilling the values that martial arts taught them into the youth of today.

What Is The ATA?

Always Take Action
ATA stands for Always Take Action!

The ATA (formerly American Taekwondo Association) was founded in 1969 in Omaha, Nebraska by Haeng Ung Lee of South Korea. It is the premier worldwide organization dedicated to the martial arts discipline of Taekwondo, and is the founding organization of other international affiliates that include the World Traditional Taekwondo Union (WTTU) and the Songahm Taekwondo Federation (STF). The ATA and its other organizations have over 1,500 independently owned and operated licensed schools and clubs worldwide and have registered over one million students since the ATA’s beginning.

What is Songahm Taekwondo?
“Martial Art” is a broad term encompassing the many styles of physical discipline (fighting) arts that have been developed over the centuries. To say that the style of Songahm Taekwondo is just another “martial art” would be an oversimplified explanation of the world’s largest centrally administered martial art. This system of teaching and training is unequaled in the martial arts community. From 1983 to 1990, Eternal Grand Master introduced the eighteen Songahm forms. These forms are part of a fully-integrated curriculum, in which everything a student learns reinforces everything else. The forms contain all or nearly all of the techniques that students are expected to know at each rank and all of these patterns lead logically to the movements required for each succeeding rank. Songahm Taekwondo also focuses on personal development of the mind and body. To say it is just self-defense would be to lose most of the valuable ideas and philosophy behind this ancient art.

Some of our current title holders

 
Kevin Meng

2016 Weapons State Champion
Boys 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree Black Belt, 1 - 8 YEARS OLD

Lisa Ortego

2016 Combat State Champion
Women Color Belt, 40 - 49 YEARS OLD

Francisco Carranza

2016 Sparring State Champion
Men 2nd, 3rd Degree Black Belt, 40 - 49 YEARS OLD

Francisco Carranza

2016 Combat State Champion
Men 2nd, 3rd Degree Black Belt, 40 - 49 YEARS OLD

Our Instructors

See who's teaching our classes
  • Master Jared Healey 6° Black belt, Lead Instructor
    • Training in the ATA for 30 Years
    • Certified in Cage Fitness, IMS, Warrior X-Fit
    • AZ State Champion for 15 Straight Years
    • Top 10 Champion for 15 Straight Years
    • SciTechFIT Certitifed
  • Master Candidate Joe McKersie 6° Black belt
  • Mr. Ron Rich 5° Black belt
  • Mrs. Healey 4° Black belt, Program Director
    • Certified in Cage Fitness 
    • Certified ATA Instructor
    • Certified Kickboxing Instructor
    • Multiple State Champion Titles
    • Trained in Martial Arts for 20 Years
  • Mr. John Paitel 5° Black belt
    • Certified ATA Instructor
    • Certified Weapons Instructor
    • 14 State titles
    • 8 Top 10 appearances
    • Trained in Martial Arts since 1986
  • Mr. Sebastian Healey 3° Black belt;
    • Level 2 Legacy Instructor
    • Training in the ATA for 14 years
    • Regional JTI Instructor
  • Ms. Jerize Bravo 2° Black belt
  • Mr. Francisco Carranza 2° Black belt
  • Ms. Rebekah Orvis 2° Black belt