Mason City Black Belt Academy

Changing the world,
one student at a time.

About the Mason City Black Belt Academy

We strive to use martial arts training to build leaders every day. Our programs are designed to instill self-confidence and build important life skills such as respect, loyalty, discipline, courtesy, self-control and perseverance.

Classes and Programs

We have programs for almost all ages. ATA Tigers are for children ages 4 - 6. Karate for Kids are for ages 7-12, and ATA Taekwondo classes are for ages 13 and up.

ATA Tigers

The ATA tigers program is designed to help young children learn important life skills through martial arts training. We focus on skills such as courtesy, honesty, goal setting, perseverance, self-control and discipline.

Karate for Kids

Designed for older kids, this is an action-packed program that will instill self-esteem and confidence in every child. Using the martial arts training to build life skills, we also incorporate sparring and self defense training.

ATA Taekwondo

Martial arts for adults. This program is designed to increase fitness, balance and strength in every student. The martial arts curriculum will bring out the confidence in yourself, and push you to new goals.

Class Schedules

Classes are every Monday and Thursday
ATA Tigers - 5:00pm
Karate for Kids - White through Green Forms/One Steps - 5:30pm
Sparring and Weapons - 6:00pm
Karate for Kids - Purple and Up Forms - 6:30pm
ATA Taekwondo - All Ranks at 7:00pm


We have programs for one and two nights per week, and include both the forms and sparring classes. Prices are per month.
ATA Tigers - One Night: $25. Two Nights: $40.
Karate for Kids - One Night: $35. Two Nights: $50.
ATA Taekwondo - One Night: $35. Two Nights: $50.

Uniforms are $20 plus tax.

Family rates for lessons are available.


Raul Carolus - Chief Instructor

Mr. Carolus is a 3rd degree black belt and a nationally certified instructor with the American Taekwondo Association

Mara Linskey-Deegan - Instructor

Mrs. Linskey-Deegan is a 2nd degree recommended black belt and a specialty trainer with the American Taekwondo Association

Student Leaders

Alyssa Berg

Youssef Raji

Gabe Johanns

Event Calendar

Contact Us

Please call or email with any questions you have, or you can stop in during class time and try a free class.


Located in the Lower Level of the Masonic Temple
304 1st St SE, Mason City, Iowa