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A New Year Is Almost Here!
The 2023 Training Session Begin Wednesday, January 4th.
Bring A Friend to Karate is the Week of January 16th. 

Bring a friend or two to karate with you. New to our school - No Worries!  Bring the entire family and come see how training with us is different.
Karate is an extracurricular activity that teaches self-confidence, respect, awareness,
self-control, discipline, along with being a great way to get in shape and make new friends. 
Age specific classes. Skilled martial artists as instructors.
No Contracts and no expensive registration fees at start-up. 
A Family-Friendly atmosphere and budget-friendly fees. (Family rates for all ages and classes.)

Need more information, call or text 970-260-2509.
We can't wait to meet you! 


Whether you're wanting to achieve a New Year's goal, or just get your student into a healthy activity with lasting benefits - the martial arts can help.  Self-confidence, stress-relief, discipline, physical fitness, friendships, teamwork skills, self-defense, control, focus, and responsibility - these are things both kids and adults enrolled in a martial arts program gain. Give yourself and/or your child a boost as 2023 starts. 

Not sure which class is right for you or your child, give us a call. We'd love to hear from you.  970-241-6900 or 970-260-2509.

Academy of Self-Defense
Family Martial Arts Center 


Welcome to the Academy of Self-Defense!!!


Whether you are 3 or 93, we want to invite you to take a step towards creating a better life for yourself and your loved ones. 


Want to learn self-defense and gain the confidence to protect yourself and others? Karate can do that!  

Do your kids need to learn some self-control and become more focused and disciplined - both at school and at home? Karate can do that!  

Looking to increase your physical fitness and mental awareness? Karate can do that!  

Looking for an all around full-body workout with the side benefits of increasing stamina, cardio, flexibility and strength? Karate can do that!

No matter what brings you to our karate school, we are here to help you meet your goals. 


What makes our school different?

Love for the martial arts and a desire to see both kids and adults alike better themselves and their lives. I began training in the martial arts as a young child with my brothers. Even as a young boy, I remember knowing that I was going to feel better about myself and my situation after class. Martial arts has helped make me into the person I am today. 

I've trained in a lot of schools, or dojos, and I've taken my experiences and tried to create an atmosphere that serves the needs of the students and the observers.  We have a family-oriented atmosphere and have done everything possible to make it easy for families, and multiple siblings to train at the school at the same time. We have age appropriate classes running simultaneously to help mom and dad minimize their wait times, and have provided a very comfortable environment for them to use. Parents also have the option to train with their children.


I look forward to getting to know each one of you as we walk this road together.

 See you on the training floor,

    Shihan Randy Thompson 



For those of you who are considering starting your martial arts journey a bit later in life, I've been there and I can testify to the fact that the martial arts has brought so many good things to my life.

I began my journey shortly before I turned 25. I've never regretted a single moment spent on the training floor. Now, almost 30 years later, I look back and it's with joy and expectation that I welcome new students into the school because I've seen firsthand the many benefits training in the martial arts can have on an individual, whether they are 2 or 70.

I've spent most of the last twenty years developing programs for our younger students that teach them the best martial arts has to offer - fitness, self-confidence, agility, perserverance, cooperation, focus, discipline - I could go on but I'd rather invite you to come experience it for yourself. The CardioBoxing for Fitness class is one I also look forward to. Using the basic boxing strikes and combining them with karate kicks and strikes, we'll get a great cardio workout, enjoy some fun conversation, stretch, and feel a lot better as we head to our cars after class.

Contact us today and start your journey. You won't regret it.

    Sensei Liese Thompson