​​Grand Master Sean Cavins

8th Dan - Taekwondo
Additional Training in:
   Han Mu Do
   Hapkido
   Arnis
   Krav Maga

Grand Master Cavins is the founder and the primary instructor of multiple Taekwondo schools in Summit County, with branch locations in Leadville, Aspen, and Carbondale Colorado. ​ 

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​​​​​John Chophel Bruna

John Bruna (Jangchub Chophel) is an author, counselor, educator, mindfulness and Dharma teacher. After living in different cultural and economic environments, along with educational and spiritual training. John has become an accessible, authentic teacher and role model for people who want positive change and progress in their life. John is the Director of The Way of Compassion Foundation, The Mindful Life Program, the author of The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness and most recently a Ted Talk presenter.

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Rocky Mountain Taekwondo Retreat


​July 13 - 16, 2017

Carbondale, CO

​​​​​​Master Joe Borucki

​7th Dan - Hapkido
Additional Training:
    Tae Kwon Do
    Yudo (Judo)
    Aikido
    Brazilian Ju Jitsu 

Master Joe Borucki is the Chief Instructor and Founder of Global Martial Arts Academy. Master Borucki regularly instructs at International Seminars with over 300 participants consisting primarily of Black Belts. He trains FBI agents, Secret Service agents, as well as State and County police officers. Master Borucki also heads up the East coast region of the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation.​

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Instructors will be added to the line up as we get confirmation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Grand Master / Abbott Kang Tae Won

We are excited to bring Grand Master / Abbott Kang Tae Won as a featured instructor for the 2017 Rocky Mountain Taekwondo Retreat. He is a Zen Master and the Grand Master in the traditional Korean Martial Art of Poong Ryu Do, as well as the Abbott of a Seon Temple in Daejeon, South Korea. 


In addition to our line up of excellent instructors, Grand Master Kang will be instructing throughout the event in the practice and philosophy of Poong Ryu Do and Integrative Zen Practice, which strengthen the body and mind. This is an incredible opportunity for our martial arts community to have a heartfelt experience with such an extraordinary instructor and teacher.

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​​​​Master Instructor April Rose

4th Dan - Taekwondo
Additional Training in:
   Arnis
   Hapkido

Master Instructor Rose currently is on a Martial Arts pilgrimage. She is traveling the country studying and training in various styles with some of the best Martial Arts schools. She will be back in Carbondale in time for the Retreat, with, I am certain, great tales to tell and skills to be shared!​

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​​​​​Sage Gustaf DeAngelis Petersen

2nd Dan - Arnis

1st Dan - Gung Fu

1st Dan - Kun Tao

Additional Training in:

   Taekwondo

   Silat

   Jui Jitsu

   Tai Chi

   Chi Gung


Mr Petersen currently teaches Vipassana meditation technique, Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Arnis, Taekwondo, Kettlebells, Bodyweight Strength Training, as well as, Transformational Life Coaching, Body Transformation and a Food Based Healing Program.


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​​​​​Rick Starks

1st Dan - Taekwondo

Red Sash - Kajukenbo

Additional Training In:

​    Kenpo Karate

​    Tai Chi - Yang and Chen styles


Rick Starks, a Taekwondo student originally, and now a long time student of Tai Chi, currently is one of only three indoor students under Master David-Dorian Ross. He is an instructor in TaijiFit™. He is the owner of Meditation in Motion, located in Haigler, Nebraska. Mr Starks leads sessions and speaks nationally on Tai Chi, meditation, pain management and as a proponent of Tai Chi and the martial arts in hemophilia.

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Grand ​​​​Master Andre DeOliveira 

7th Dan (soon to be 8th Dan) - Taekwondo

Grand Master DeOliveira currently owns and operates Champion TaeKwonDo Academy in Aurora, CO. He is a Hanmadang International Referee, Kukkiwon Master Instructor Certified - Class 2, Kukkiwon Certified Examiner - Class 3, and the Current Colorado Coach Representative​.​​

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Grand Master Mike Newby

​7th Dan - Taekwondo
7th Dan - World Weapons Federation
Instructor Level - Kali

Grand Master Mike Newby is Chief Master for Delgado's Taekwondo with Master Instructor Nico Delgado and the Colorado State Taekwondo Association President.

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