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.

Elements of Our Program



“Begin by learning how to recognize and escape dangerous situations. Kids will develop bully prevention skills. As you advance, you will learn to take control of an attacker. You will develop hand to hand self-defense as well as defense against weapons.”


“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.”

Character Development


“Kids and teens build discipline and focus, boost their self-confidence, and hone leadership skills and respect for others. All while learning cool moves!”

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

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 set of needs and goals. We would love to find out more about your particular goals and interests, so please contact us today so that we can set you up to take that first step into our martial arts community.

Always Remember Our Traditions. Never Forget the Fun!

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 7:00 – 7-30.


Self Defense

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

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.

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

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.”

Martial Arts Instructors

Our Instructors

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.