- Self defense emphasis
One of our primary emphases is training and education in self-defense. Some schools only have an emphasis on sparring or
competition. We use sparring as a tool to learn self defense principles and skills. We
also make sure students are learning skills that are practical and useful for self-defense. Each
component of class is oriented toward improving those self-defense skills and strategies.
- Women's Self Protection
Self-defense for women tends to be different than for men. Men are naturally more aggressive and
in general find it easier to learn self-defense methods. Many times women are hesitant to learn
martial arts techniques and wonder if they might be able to perform them for herself. Statistically
women are much more likely to be attacked by someone they know (such as a date or spouse), and they
are overwhelmingly attacked by men rather than by other women. Women are also much more likely to
be sexually assaulted over men (roughly 1 in 4 women in Colorado are raped in their lifetime vs.
1 in 17 men). These characteristics make education
on women's self-protection quite a bit different than men. For more information on sexual assault
against women see the MESA (Moving to End Sexual Assault)
web page on sexual assault.
For part of our program we work with MESA to educate our women on sexual assault. We also work
at providing women with other role-models of strong women to follow (check out Ms. Susan Montgomery-Hodge
and one of our previous assistant
instructors). Our head instructor Master Kluzek
also has experience working with Women's rape-crisis centers on educating women on effective
methods of self-protection as well as having spent considerable time in research on learning
about effective methods proven in research.
- Training for transformation of the individual
Some martial arts schools are oriented toward only training those who are very athleticly
talented. We strive at accepting all students regardless of ability and help them to improve
at their own pace. We help them to develop their own strengths and learn to overcome their weaknesses.
The gift that I received from my training has been to overcome my own perceptions of my limitations.
That is the same gift that I strive to pass onto each student. Take a look at some of the
testimonials to see how other students have been able to use their training to increase their
confidence and transform themselves either in body or spirit.
Ways that martial arts training transforms the individual:
- Increase in confidence
- Increase in self-discipline
- Confront internal feelings of fear
- Confront internal feelings of weakness
- Understanding of how to use ones own strengths and compensate for weaknesses
- Cooperative learning instead of competition based
Our goals for teaching is for each student to excel in their own path, to improve on themselves.
As stated above we also have a strong emphasis on self-defense, which by nature means defending
oneself from an opponent who probably is bigger and stronger than I am. We also want to build
a community that has a cooperative spirit rather than a competitive one.
As such we do not place a heavy emphasis on competitions. The main competition we take part in
is Grandmaster Kim's seminar once a year.
- Teaching self-discipline and Chung Do Kwan Values: Silence, Courtesy, Patience and Effort
As part of using our training for transformation of the individual we try teach and uphold the Chung Do
- Humor! -- you will have fun!
We are serious about our martial arts training -- but we also know how to laugh. We also work hard
at making classes dynamic, interesting and fun.
We strive to build a community that is supportive and encouraging of each other. We take
to heart the part of our membership oath that say "we are united in mutual friendship".
We also strive at making the family classes affordable and convenient for families,
with family discounts that make it easier for families
with several individuals in classes to afford them.
- Small classes for individual attention -- larger get together's
We have the best of both worlds -- small and large classes.
All of our classes have high teacher to student ratios and all students get individualized attention
from instructors. This is an important part of the character of our classes and helps us insure
quality instruction. But, we also have larger get together's with all of the Colorado Blue Wave classes
and other Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan schools. Roughly every 7 weeks we have an open-house and testing
with all Colorado Blue Wave Martial Arts classes (usually on Saturdays). At least once a year we
bring 9th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster Kim, D.H. of Tucson Arizona up for a seminar. And we make
the trek down to Tucson once a year for Grandmaster Kim's annual Spring training seminar. As such
all students get that one on one attention and focus as well as having fun events with bigger groups
- Any Special deals?
Our Back to School Fall Specials for Family Classes are:
Two Free classes,
come have your kids try out one of our family classes. Lil Ripples on Tuesday
nights for young children
six to eight years old, Beginning Breakers on Tuesdays for kids 9 and up, and
Tidal wave on Thursday nights for teens 13 and up. Offer good from Feb/15th
through May 19th.
Our Fall Specials for Adult Classes are:
Three Free classes, come try out up to three of our classes for FREE.
Offer good from Feb/15th through May 19th.
- Information on Facebook deals and Scholarships?
Also see our
Facebook events page,
Our Facebook Notes Coupons and Special Offers page, and
Scholarship Policies Page
- More questions?
See our Frequently Asked Questions Page.