Instead of doing a complete Instructor Camp this year, we are offering a day of training for Legacy Program members and black belts.

This will be a one-day event dedicated solely to vigorous physical training. The goal is to provide a low-cost and fun training experience so we can spend the day sweating, smiling and learning with our ATA family.

The training will be all day Saturday 9th September. We will have black belt testing and Legacy certification on Friday evening.

The training is open to anyone in Legacy Program, regardless of rank, who is 13 years old or older. Black belts age 13 and up may attend the training even if they are not members of Legacy Program.

In 2024, we will once again offer a complete Instructor Camp with multiple days of training and seminars covering business and teaching skills in addition to physical training.


Registration Fees

European Training  
All-Day Saturday 45 €
Black Belt Testing (Friday)  
1st-2nd Degree Midterm 20 €
3rd Degree & Above Midterm 100 €
1st-2nd Degree Rank Tank 20 €
3rd Degree & Above Rank Test 200 €
Legacy Certification (Friday)  
Level 1-3 165 €
Facilitator 265 €



Time Activity Instructor(s)
4:30pm 7th Degree Training Chief Master Schreiber
5:30pm 6th Degree Training Chief Master Schreiber
7:00pm Rank/Midterm Testing and Legacy Certification Testing  
Time Activity Instructor(s)
9:30am Check-in  
9:45am Bow-in and Warmup Chief Master Schreiber
10:00am Sparring Master Candidate Vermelhudo
10:50am Water Break  
11:00am Combat Weapons Sparring Master Tanger
11:50am Water Break  
12:00pm ATA Max (XMA) Master Tanger
12:50pm Lunch  
2:00pm Black Belt Weapons Forms Updates
Single Ssahng Jeol Bong and Mid-Range Jahng Bong
Senior Master Candidate Loureiro
2:30pm Board Breaking & ATA Fit Test CM Schreiber and Other Masters
3:20pm Water Break  
3:30pm Team Sparring & Team Combat Weapons Sparring SMC Loureiro and Other Masters
5:00pm Bow-out  
7:00pm School Owners Dinner  


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend this camp?

The training is open to anyone in Legacy Program, regardless of rank, who is 13 years old or older. Black belts age 13 and up may attend the training even if they are not members of Legacy Program.

What equipment will I need?

The training will be "ATA Casual," which means black workout trousers and black ATA T-shirt. You only need your white dobok (uniform) if you are participating in the Legacy certification exam or the black belt testing.

Please also bring the following if you own it:

  • Sparring gear
  • Combat weapon
  • Ssahng jeol bong (black belts only)
  • Jahng bong (black belts only)

You should also bring a water bottle, snacks, and lunch.

Where will the camp be held?

The camp will be at STAT Cascais, R. Fernão Lopes 103 1o, 2750-663 Cascais, Portugal

I am traveling from out of Portugal. When should I arrive and leave?

If you are doing the black belt testing or Legacy certification, you will need to be in Cascais in time to start testing at 7pm Friday. If not, then you can arrive later in the evening so you are ready to start training on Saturday morning. The Saturday training will start at 9:45am and should finish by 5pm. See the schedule above.

Where should I stay?

You can find some hotel suggestions here.

Can I midterm or rank test?

Yes, we will have a black belt testing for 1st through 4th degree black belts. As always, you need your instructor's permission to test. If you are a 4th degree testing for 5th degree, you need pre-approval from ATA headquarters.

If you are a 1st or 2nd degree, you will need to pay the usual fee to your instructor in addition to the 20 € camp testing fee (see Fees above).

Can I test for Legacy certification?

Yes, we will have a Legacy test for anyone seeking to earn (or renew) Level 1-3 or Facilitator status. As always, you need your instructor's permission to test.

Here are the requirements:

  Physical Instruction
Level 1
  • White-Yellow Kicks
  • Songahm 1-3
  • Your form
  • Student structure
  • Instructor emotion
  • Student knowledge
Level 2
  • Everything from Level 1
  • Camo-Purple Kicks
  • Songahm 4-In Wha 1
  • Your form
  • Everything from Level 1
  • Instructor structure
  • Student emotion
  • Instructor knowledge
Level 3/Facilitator
  • Everything from Levels 1-2
  • Blue-Red Kicks
  • In Wha 2-Choong Jung 2
  • Your form
  • Everything from Levels 1-2
  • Life skills

Be prepared to do any of the forms listed above for your level. We will select one or more forms for you to perform.

Before the testing, decide what you will teach. Choose your content (a specific form, for example, or a sparring combination). Choose your attribute. Select a drill you will use to teach that attribute and that content. If you are testing for Level 3, choose your life skill. You will have a few minutes to teach a compressed class, demonstrating all of your teaching skills.

Who can attend the School Owners Dinner on Saturday?

All school or club owners and head instructors and their spouses or partners are invited to join us for dinner on Saturday at 7:00pm at Zen Sushi Restaurant & Grill in Cascais. The cost is 23 € per person for the buffet, which includes:

  • 11 different starters
  • 85 varieties of sushi, sashimi and nigiri
  • Grilled meats
  • Rice
  • Drinks (beer, wine, sangria, sodas)

Use this form to register for the Camp Dinner.