Mrs. Brooke Trautwein-Bairos

4th Degree Black Belt

Mrs. Bairos is a 4th degree black belt and certified instructor in the ATA. She began training in 1996 in Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania with Chief Master Caruso. While training as a teenager, she decided to start competing in the ATA tournament circuit, and in 2002 she won World Champion in sparring. She has a passion for working with kids, and helping her students realize their full potential.

Master Kelly Trautwein

6th Degree Black Belt

Master Trautwein started training in taekwondo as an adult under Chief Master Caruso in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in 2000 she opened the doors of Trautwein’s ATA at our original location in Sarasota, Florida. She has served on several committees in the ATA, whether it be for tournaments, or giving presentations during the ATA’s annual world conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Mr. Rick Trautwein

5th Degree Black Belt

Mr. Trautwein is the friendly face you often see when walking through the doors at Trautwein’s ATA! He started his taekwondo training in 1996 while balancing a full-time career involving sales and traveling frequently. Eventually when Trautwein’s ATA opened, he decided to leave the corporate world, and join his family in the taekwondo school!

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Our instructors are nationally certified by The American Taekwondo Association. We value an excellent student-instructor ratio, individualized attention and high quality results.

As part of their certification process, our instructors receive continued training on the latest motivation and teaching systems for kids like yours. Due to this teaching system, one of the first changes you will notice in your child is an increased level of self-confidence and self-esteem.

Every Kid is a Winner! Every Kid is Special!

Trautweins ATA Sarasota Karate for KidsOur instructors take their responsibility seriously as role models for younger students, teaching them the importance of strong character, leadership and good values. All of our nationally certified instructors follow our philosophy that “every kid is a winner and every kid is special.” At Trautwein’s ATA Black Belt Academy, we are interested in the complete personnel development of each student. Individual attention is a feature of each and every class. The teaching curriculum is based on two concepts “positive mental attitude” and “high goal setting”. Our goal is to introduce your child to an ongoing lifetime method of improving their self-esteem and confidence.

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