Start a Healthy Way of Life, Today!


    With Martial arts training that sharpens body, mind, and character.

    Serving Gilpin County & surrounding areas:
    Black Hawk, Central City, Nederland, & Idaho Springs.


(Steve taps out to Elizabeth's compliance technique)

“Begin by learning how to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations before they start. 

Then, you’ll learn releases to  escape common grabs and restraints.

As you advance, you will be able to take control of an attacker through compliance techniques. 

Finally, we’ll apply techniques you’ve already learned in new ways to defend against weapon attacks.”


(Building a healthy lifestyle is part of our creed)

“Exercise doesn’t have to be boring! Build and maintain a healthy lifestyle that focuses on flexibility, balance, and whole-body lean muscle development. You don’t need to be in great shape to start, but we will get you there! We also make modifications for those with restrictions.

Our creed is to cultivate a more powerful and fulfilled self. Our purpose for training is improving quality of life itself.”

Character Development

(Kids develop character along with bully prevention)

“Kids and teens learn our Eight Key Values which build courage, focus, and self-confidence. Our process hones leadership skills and always stresses respect for others. 

All while learning cool moves!”

Always Remember Our Traditions. Never Forget the Fun!

Our martial arts gym is part of a worldwide martial arts association who train for health and harmony in a sometimes chaotic world.

We recognize that every student has their own needs and goals, and we would love to hear yours! Please contact us today so we can take those next steps together.

Train in a friendly and supportive environment that challenges you to reach your goals!

Martial Arts Classes


Group Session

Group sessions progress from critical basics through advanced skills. All ages begin class together, then we breakout into age and skill appropriate groups.


Advanced Training

Advanced training is available to all adults, as well as children who have earned the rank of Green Belt. Every Monday after the group session, from 6:30 – 7:00.


Self Defense

Self-Defense seminars can be scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact us regarding your needs today!

Training Schedule

Group Session Every Monday and Wednesday
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 4 – Adult

See Calendar for Advanced Training Schedule and Closures

Daily Rates

Daily drop-in per person: $12


Individual Monthly: $72
Family Monthly: $160

Community Center Contract Instructor
Soo Bahk Do, Tang Soo Do - Taekwondo
Two time AAU Taekwondo National Championship Gold Medalist

“ Over the years, I could feel my passion for outdoor adventures taking its toll on my body. If I were to continue to be active in my middle years, I needed to train for flexibility, endurance, and strength. I found this combination through martial arts, and I’m happy to bring this training to aspiring martial artists of any age.”

Soo Bahk Do, Tang Soo Do-Taekwondo
Tang Soo Do-Taekwondo, Pilates
Tang Soo Do-Taekwondo, Tai Chi

Our Founder

Kwan Jang Nim


John Rankin is a multi-year full-contact karate tournament champion and holds black belts in four martial arts styles: Tang Soo Do-Taekwondo, Hapkido, Go Shin Ryu Karate, and Laido.

Train With Us Today!

We’re in the Gilpin County Community Center gymnasium every Monday and Wednesday starting at 5:30pm. If you’re in the Black Hawk, Central City, Idaho Springs, or Gilpin County areas, come check out a class and meet our instructors.