Wow. I've been taking my 6 year old to ATF Academy for 4 months and he is totally HOOKED. The kid checks in about it several times a day to make sure he's going and has never shown this much enthusiasm about anything else we've done. Mr. Melatti (the owner) is one of those rare people who genuinely cares for and 'gets' kids. He can't seem to help himself when it comes to making sure everyone gets what they seem to be needing (i.e. self-motivation, confidence, attention). He's that dream coach movies are made of. I swear to you. The assistant instructors at the ATF Academy are former students and just watching them in action, you see what a tremendous impact he's had on their lives. Mr. Melatti is amazing. The classes are strict and physically/mentally challenging, but you definitely feel the underlying loving attention the teachers give. It's refreshing to see people who expect a high level of respect from kids but actually reciprocate.
Posted: 4/22/2013 • Link to this review
This is a first-quality traditional taekwon-do dojang. The chief instructor at ATF Academy is Mr. Melatti, who has instructed for several years. The students in this school are helpful and friendly, and the instructor is a remarkably good teacher. The benefits of training are obvious: flexibility, balance, strength, reduced stress, and an improved ability for my children to defend themselves. This is an extraordinary school of the highest possible quality. My two kids are in the black belt club and they train hard in every available class. Prices are great and the quality in the pro-shop is superb. My wife and I are very pleased with ATF Academy. As a military family, tradition, respect and proper training is what we love. We love ATF Academy! Thank you for the great work Melatti family.
Posted: 8/02/2012 • Link to this review
Highly recommended to anyone. Mr. Allan Melatti really does a great job with children and adults. He is very patient and knowledgeable, very specific with technique and the assistent instructor is very talent and also very patient with all the kids. As a returning student to atf academy, I cannot speak more favorably about this dojang. I spoke with Mrs. Melatti and she gave me a great deal to come back as a returning student and I'm glad I did! They are very nice people and it feels good to be part of the family again. Great Dojang!
Posted: 7/31/2012 • Last edited: 8/02/2012 • Link to this review
The Melatti family who are the owners at ATF Black Belt Academy did something different than other martial arts schools. They really treat you as family. That's how we were greeted when arriving and that's why we stayed at ATF Academy. The prices are very good and the flexibility and discounts in the contract for "military family" was incredible. We shopped around several schools before and when we found ATF in North Las Vegas, we couldn't say no. We signed up in a "New York Minute". Our two children are in love with ATF and all the instructors. We treasured the great service! The ATF location is close to our home in Aliante, so it's very convenient. It is really an enormous and gorgeous academy of martial arts, worth sightseeing the high-end elite training of weapons... Wow, what a performance style!!! Any negative points? Almost none, maybe the road which is relatively busy and the heat (well it's the desert climate). My family and I would recommend ATF to our military families.
Posted: 5/23/2009 • Last edited: 8/02/2012 • Link to this review