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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 August 2021 - We are offering even more classes, including morning Little Ninja classes, Junior Dragons, and both Semi-private and group classes in Women's self defense. 


Now taking sign-ups for the Fall Karate classes. Self-confidence, 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 up before school 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