At Palmer’s ATA Martial Arts – Niceville our mission is simple: to provide you with the best instruction we possibly can, to help you develop self-defense, improve your physical fitness, and grow stronger and more focused on the inside too.

Our incredible team of staff members have dedicated their lives Martial Arts and to passing on the merits of the sport through honor and education. We also like to have a blast in class and love teaching students at all levels!

Amazing flexibility, improved mental focus, and body-weight strength training are traits of taekwondo and martial arts in general. You’ll learn how to strike, defend, and focus your energy in really fun ways! So, whether you’re looking to get lean and fit, learn phenomenal self-defense moves, or watch with pride as your children excel in a new sport – we have classes built to match your goals.

We offer kid and adults martial arts with classes split based on age. This way, you get the best possible experience for your level and can advance with your fellow students.

To make sure you get the most out of each and every class, we’ve dedicated countless hours to creating a solid curriculum focused on YOU. This is our fancy way of saying we’ve put in the work so you can show up and learn from the very best.

Our most popular classes include:

  • Kids Martial Arts
  • Fitness Kickboxing
  • Mommy & Me Classes
  • After School Programs!

Kids totally rock the house taekwondo style! If you have little ones in need of an outlet for all of their wonderful energy, our classes will do just the trick. With high-fives flying around just as much as the high kicks, kids learn and grow in a positive and supportive environment.

We have activities tailor made for younger minds to learn focus, respect, discipline, and teamwork. Kids often times celebrate their martial arts successes at home too!

They practice and get excited about class, looking forward to the next chance they get to jump and play. It’s really great to see how martial arts kids mature, get enthusiastic about life, and even take the lessons learned in class into other areas of their lives. School work, chores, you name it!

In addition to all of the wonderful benefits listed above, kids also get physically fit, learn fine motor skills, and make life-long friends in class.

Adults get to have some fun too! They have a blast, work up a great sweat, and learn life-saving self-defense moves. Whether you want to tone up, shed some unwanted weight, or improve upon your martial arts skills – you’ll be sure to meet your goals in our robust adult class offerings.

As you move your body in new and interesting ways, you’ll learn how to manipulate your body weight to give you a calorie-roasting, lean muscle building workout most gyms could only dream of offering. Martial artists are known for their rocking core, fast feet, and amazing cardio endurance!

We work with you at your own pace to accomplish goals! You know who you’ll be judged against in class? Yourself. Our passionate and caring instructors want you to succeed. We feel the best way for that to happen is with support.

If you feel you’re not fit enough or won’t be able to do the moves in class – don’t worry. Most of our students are total beginners, meaning they have never played sports or done push ups in their life! We work with you and monitor your success based on how you improve against your personal best, not someone else's.

No military style yelling, no put downs or person to person comparisons. Just all fun, positive motivation in an encouraging environment.

Be sure to visit our class pages to read all about how you can boost confidence, get in the best shape of your life, and make tons of friends. And don’t forget to sneak a peek at our super-low web specials while you’re here! If you still have questions, feel free to call or stop by to meet our instructors and get a feel for the school vibe.

We can’t wait to meet you! Be sure to read below to learn a little about our instructors below.

Darrin Palmer, Sr. Master Darrin Palmer

Senior Master Darrin Palmer opened his first Martial Arts school in 1992 at the age of 21, and has opened several schools since then. Currently he owns or co-owns 3 schools and has been teaching for over 24 years. Sr. Master Darrin Palmer is a 7th Degree Black Belt with the (ATA) American Taekwondo Association.

He is assisted by Head Instructor, Master Candidate Nathan Carroll, whom is a 6th Degree Black Belt, has been teaching for over 15 years.

Meet Darrin Palmer
Owner at Niceville Martial Arts in Niceville, FL
7th Degree Black Belt

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Come join our Niceville FL, facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Summer Camp, Birthday Parties, Mommy and Me, and After School . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (850) 729-2821 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!