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We have a variety of class times to accommodate all age groups and abilities. Whether you took some time off during COVID-19 or are a brand new student, we would like to extend a warm welcome and invitation to join our Dojo Family. 
Contact us today to start your Martial Arts Journey!

Beginning April 2021 - We are offering even more classes, including morning and Saturday training times. Semi/private classes in Women's self defense are also available. Still needing to train cautiously due to COVID-19, we are continuing to offer ZOOM training for Youth/Adult classes and Cardio Boxing.


 Saturday Cardio Boxing is BACK April 10th.    10:30 - 11:15 am   Cost is only $25/person. Call to reserve your spot now.


Now taking sign-ups for the Summer Karate Series. Self-confidence, discipline, physical fitness, friendships, teamwork skills, self-defense, control, focus, and responsibility - these are things kids enrolled in a martial arts program gain. Give your child a boost up before school starts next fall.

Classes begin June 3rd and end August 5th. Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00-10:50.   

Cost is $200.00 if paid prior to May 15th ($225.00 if paid after May 15th) for entire session and includes a student uniform, first belt testing fee, and a fun t-shirt. There will be two make-up classes, August 10th and 12th.   

Must call 970-260-2509 directly to sign-up for this class. Ages K and up. 



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