Friday, May 6, 2016
Martial Arts Lessons for You: Lakewood Edition
The Colorado Taekwondo Institute has five different locations including Lakewood, Littleton, Westminster, Golden and Conifer, all providing educational martial arts training within a positive environment. The different aspects of learning include building self-confidence and self-control, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The Lakewood martial arts school is located on West Alameda Parkway, just west of Union, within close proximity to Starbucks, Shell and Iron Works. There are also quite a few elementary, middle, and high schools in the neighboring areas, some of which are: Green Mountain Elementary, Glennon Heights Elementary, Devinny Elementary, Hutchinson Elementary, Dunston Middle and Green Mountain High School.
The Lakewood location first opened in 1993 with students coming from surrounding areas, especially from Lakewood, Morrison and Golden. Students come to train with many highly educated, experienced and energetic black belts. The campus provides classes for children as young as 2 years old, along with kids, teens, and adults of all ages. The Lakewood school has a teaching staff of fully accredited black belts, and all began as white belts at this campus. These black belts instruct and assist, and also continue their personal training at the Lakewood location. The head instructor at Lakewood is Master Merinda Sautel, who is a 6th degree black belt in Moo Sul Kwan Taekwondo. She is an exceptional teacher of all ages with over 30 years of experience as a martial arts instructor, and is also a licensed Jefferson County School school teacher.
An exclusive attribute of the Lakewood school is the design of the workout rooms and lobby. This includes two spacious workout areas with custom-built suspended floors, which allow the students to amplify their work out and participation abilities. These areas are also carpeted to enable a good learning experience in a comfortable environment. The large work out room includes equipment rack shelves for students to put their workout bags on while engaging in class; this gives them easy access to equipment they may need during training. Both workout areas include all utensils that are needed for instructors to ensure an educational and fun-filled class.
There is a pro-shop in the lobby area that includes student manuals, sparring equipment, and required patches. There are also key rings, t-shirts, and equipment bags to complete the fulfilled experience at the CTI Lakewood location. There is a TV in the lobby that exhibits screenings of past Colorado Taekwondo events including tournaments, summer Conventions, and Camps that show experiences and immense learning that happen while participating in these events. The lobby area also includes a place for parents, friends, and family to sit and watch as the students participate in classes apart in a setting that won’t interfere with their learning. The CTI staff and students, along with their families, make it possible to have a family-friendly environment.
The Colorado Taekwondo Institute has a mission to: “Encourage world-class leadership through educational excellence and Moo Sul Kwan martial arts traditions.” The devotion of the CTI black belts and instructors ensures that students will be educated in a positive learning environment to be developed into leaders with many skills that can be carried over to family, school, and the community. With over 30 years of excellence, the Colorado Taekwondo Institute can promise the finest teaching of any educated-based martial arts program.
For more information on martial arts classes in Lakewood, visit www.coloradotaekwondo.com or call at 303-989-7542.