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Best Martial Arts
Teachers in Colorado

Why These Martial Arts Teachers?

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 Colorado Springs, 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.

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3T Karate

3T Karate offers karate classes to kids, families, and adults in Colorado Springs. In addition to self-defense training, 3T Karate programs focus on character development, success skills, and leadership training. 3T Karate promises a flexible schedule of classes and clients praise the teaching, which focuses on creating not just a fighter but a well-rounded individual.

Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (719) 358-6627


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719 Fight Team

719 Fight Team offers a variety of self-defense classes in Colorado Springs. MAA, BJJ, Muay Thai, wrestling, and kickboxing are all available. Women and kid's programs are also available. A group of highly experienced coaches teach courses, and 719 Fight Team offers two free classes to prospective students.

Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 623-9504


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Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo

Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo offers both self-defense and life skills training in Colorado Springs. The academy offers Taekwondo training and requires all students to demonstrate leadership, learn Korean terminology, and engage in community service. Programs for children, teens, adults, and families, as well as camps and birthday parties are available. Master Barb Kunkel of Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo has decades of experience and made the 1993 U.S. National Taekwondo Team.

Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (719) 260-4700


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All Okinawa Karate and Kobudo

All Okinawa Karate and Kobudo offers martial arts training in Colorado Springs. The dojo instructs in Kenshin Kan and Matsumura Seito Karate and Kobudo, training in self-defense and self-confidence. Head instructor Hanshi Ader is an 8th or hachi dan under Fusei Kise and has studied martial arts for decades. Students praise the quality teaching at All Okinawa Karate and Kobudo

Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (719) 232-1882


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APEX Taekwondo Academy

APEX Taekwondo Academy has been serving Colorado Springs for over a decade. The staff has over three decades of combined experience and teaches traditional taekwondo. In addition to self-defense skills, instructors teach self-discipline, confidence, leadership, positivity, and additional life skills. Master Hong of APEX Taekwondo Academy holds a 6th-degree black belt from the World Taekwondo Academy. Payment plans, introductory specials, and military discounts are all available at APEX Taekwondo Academy.

Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (719) 282-8383


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ATA Black Belt Academy

ATA Black Belt Academy teaches Taekwondo to all ages in Colorado Springs. Children can start at the academy as young as three years old. Teachers are CPR and First Aid certified. Highly trained instructors must also complete 300 hours of supervised training. Happy students praise the qualified teachers at ATA Black Belt Academy.

Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 594-0717


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Chinese Shao-Lin Center

Chinese Shao-Lin Center has been serving Colorado Springs for over two decades, providing self-defense courses to teenagers and adults. The center offers training in Kung Fu,Tai Chi, and Wooden Man. The head instructor Tanisha Martin is a 5th-degree black belt and has nearly two decades of training. She is certified to teach Shao-Lin Kung Fu. Satisfied students praise the real-world tactics taught at Chinese Shao-Lin Center.

Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 377-2108


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Community Karate and Fitness

Community Karate and Fitness is a martial arts studio that has served Colorado Springs since 2006. The company offers martial arts classes to children, teenagers, and adults. Programs include classes for younger children, family classes for students 9 years and older, and weapons classes for students 10 years and older. Younger children receive one-on-one instruction with certified instructors, while older students train independently, under instructor supervision, at beginner, novice, and intermediate levels.

5631 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 209-8277


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Family Martial Arts

Family Martial Arts offers self-defense training to kids and adults in Colorado Springs. Teachers also coach in inner strength, helping to boost self-esteem and brain power. In addition to regular martial arts classes, Family Martial Arts does birthday parties. Owner and chief instructor Brian Baker is a 2nd-degree black belt and has been teaching for years.

Colorado Springs, CO 80916 (719) 640-7766


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Gracie Barra Colorado Springs

Gracie Barra Colorado Springs offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in Colorado Springs. The academy is part of a worldwide network and can boast over 400 schools in five continents. The school uses the Gracie Barra Program Structure that is designed to accommodate any age and experience level. Varying programs are available such as a fundamentals program, advanced program, and a women's program. Private training is also available. Gracie Barra Colorado Springs offers a free class to interested students.

Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 344-5736


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Peak Krav Maga

Peak Krav Maga has been offering Krav Maga training in Colorado Springs for nearly a decade. As an official training center of Krav Maga Worldwide, the school provides self-defense, youth, and law enforcement programs. Everyone from entry level to advanced Krav Maga learners are welcome at Peak Krav Maga. Interested learners can try a free introductory class.

Colorado Springs, CO 80917 (719) 591-2211


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Shorin Kung Fu

Shorin Kung Fu provides training in Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Krav Maga, and wellness programs in Colorado Springs. As well as self-defense, the dojo strives to teach confidence, balance, and discipline. The founder Grandmaster Brigham was a 10th-degree black belt and a five-time inductee into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Shorin Kung Fu offers a free trial class to those looking to experience its teaching techniques first hand.

Colorado Springs, CO 80917 (719) 268-9560


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Springs Karate & Fitness

Springs Karate & Fitness offers martial arts classes in Colorado Springs. The school teaches Okinawan Shorin-ryu Seibukan Karate and classes are offered to those 16 and older. In addition, junior classes are offered to those between the ages of 10 and 15. Springs Karate & Fitness is affiliated with The International Okinawan Shorin Ryu Seibukan Karate Association and offers a free class to prospective students.

Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (816) 695-1113


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Universal Kempo-Karate Schools

Universal Kempo-Karate Schools has ben serving Colorado Springs for nearly four decades. The school promises that it is the oldest and largest in Colorado Springs and has 29 schools both within Colorado and throughout the world. The Kempo-Karate taught is a mix of karate, judo, jujitsu, grappling, weapons, and boxing arts. As well as self-defense, the team coaches on discipline and self-confidence. The school offers instruction to both children and adults, teaching children as young as three and a half.

Colorado Springs, CO 80923 (719) 591-0557


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Vee Arnis Jujitsu

Vee Arnis Jujitsu offers self-defense training in Colorado Springs to children and adults. The school prides itself on its ability to prepare students for a street attack. In addition to teaching street fighting tactics, the school promises to boost self-esteem, improve mental health, and improve physical fitness. Chief instructor at Vee Arnis Jujitsu Shihan John Petrone holds a 7th-degree black belt and was named Self-Defense Instructor of the Year by Budo magazine.

Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 434-8029


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West Side Krav Maga

West Side Krav Maga has been offering Krav Maga training in Colorado Springs for over a decade. The business is an International Krav Maga Federation school, and instructors have decades of combined experience. The school aims to prepare students mentally, spiritually, and physically to protect themselves in the real world, using Krav Maga principles. Qualified instructors at West Side Krav Maga have experience in law enforcement, US Army Special Forces, executive protection, and more.

Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 357-6097


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