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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored martial arts teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best martial arts teachers in Boulder, CO.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Boulder Karate

Boulder Karate provides a comprehensive range of programs to accommodate students of all ages and abilities at their Boulder, CO, facility. Each of their experienced instructors graduated from the Alpine Martial Arts Instructor Academy and seek to create a family-friendly environment that emphasizes discipline and mindfulness. Classes are available for students starting as young as four-years-old and continue with the student through adulthood, where Boulder Karate continues programs for both men and women. They list all fees via their website and offer discounted rates for students that have additional family members join. For all prospective clients, Boulder Karate provides a complimentary, risk-free private lesson to learn more.

Boulder, CO(303) 442-4330


Boulder Quest Center

Since 2005, Boulder Quest Center in Boulder, CO, seeks to empower students with self-confidence, self-esteem, and practical self-defense skills in a collaborative environment. Owner Ian Pucek is a 5th-degree black belt in To-Shin-Do and has over thirty years of experience learning all facets of the tradition and history of the practice. He and his staff work with both children and adults on self-defense techniques, including grappling, throwing, and joint locking, as well as kicking, striking, punching, and methods to disarm an opponent. Boulder Quest Center offers public and private group classes, one-on-one sessions with a variety of instructors of different skill levels, and provides a free introductory lesson to interested students.

Boulder, CO(303) 440-3647


Dark Horse Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The instructors at Dark Horse Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu have over twenty years of experience teaching beginner and advanced students jiu-jitsu and a range of fitness forms to improve strength and overall well-being. Based in Longmont, CO, since 2010, their team of instructors tailors lessons to their clients’ skills, needs, and goals while teaching a range of techniques, such as grappling, chokeholds, takedowns, and joint locks. They also specialize in Muay Thai kickboxing and offer a program that blends mixed martial arts striking, combinations, and defense techniques. Dark Horse Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu holds classes seven days a week and provides discounted package rates for individuals who register via their website.

Longmont, CO(303) 335-0340


Jade Martial Arts

Located in Boulder, CO, and working with students from throughout the metropolitan region, Jade Martial Arts emphasizes creating a supportive network to all clients looking to improve their fitness. Working with students of all skill levels and ages, lead instructors Catalina and Tommy Tai specialize in taekwondo, a martial arts form that encourages discipline and integrity in the student. They use taekwondo in conjunction with yoga, meditation sessions, and various types of strength training to aid clients to achieve optimal health. Jade Martial Arts offers month-to-month packages with no long-term commitment required, and they provide the first week of lessons free to interested parties.

Boulder, CO(720) 900-5233


Life Martial Arts

Located in Broomfield, CO, Life Martial Arts strives to create a community atmosphere between their students while working to explore each individual’s potential. Emphasizing good character and self-discipline, their team of instructors train students in the traditional methods of kung fu, Tang Soo Do, and taekwondo. They work with individuals of all ages and abilities and offer programs and classes that develop students through the years. Life Martial Arts’ children’s classes focus on instilling the values of traditional martial arts, including courtesy, perseverance, and integrity, and they encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s development. They list a range of rates and a class schedule on their website and offer the first two weeks free to new students interested in joining.

Broomfield, CO(720) 566-0677


Longmont Wing Chun Academy

With over thirty years of experience in the martial arts field, Longmont Wing Chun Academy seeks to provide a nurturing environment to their students at their Longmont, CO, facility. Chief instructor Daniel Brazitis and his team of associates specialize in wing chun kung fu, which teaches clients a variety of techniques, including footwork, blocks and strikes, joint locks and holds, kicks, and sweeps. They also instruct pressure point attacks, the wooden dummy form, grappling, and chi gung breathing exercises, as well as contact reflex training and three empty hand forms. Classes are available on a month-to-month basis or as three-month packages, and Longmont Wing Chun Academy offers a free ninety-minute introductory session to prospective students.

Longmont, CO(303) 485-7338


Venture Martial Arts

Venture Martial Arts endeavors to create a fun atmosphere at their Broomfield, CO, facility that instills confidence while teaching practical techniques for everyday life. With a curriculum certified by the National Martial Arts Alliance, their instructors work with adults and children in specific age-related self-defense techniques that also increase strength and overall fitness. Using taekwondo as a foundation for their program, their teachers also incorporate elements of krav maga, jiu-jitsu, and hapkido into their lessons. Clients note the personalized attention the staff provides each student and the patient, nurturing environment the instructors present. Venture Martial Arts is available for phone consultations to offer more information for interested clients.

Broomfield, CO(720) 357-9095


Wolcheck Academy of Martial Arts

Based in Boulder, CO, Wolchek Academy of Martial Arts strives to create an easy to learn self-defense program that focuses on fitness and well-being for both adults and children. Owner and lead instructor Tim Wolchek has black belts in multiple martial art traditions, including karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Eskrima and relies on all three forms to create a unique program that offers practical, modern self-defense application. In addition to beginner and advanced courses for all ages, Wolchek Academy of Martial Arts holds birthday parties and day camps that require no prior experience. The school offers a free introductory private lesson and a follow-up complimentary group class and provides tuition options for one, three, or six-month intervals.

Boulder, CO(303) 443-3088


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