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

2016 - RM TKD Retreat Instructors

Master Greg Everhart​

7th Dan - Taekwondo 

Additional Training in:
      Han Mu Do

Grand Master Hodder currently is the Executive Director of Taekwondo for the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation and the President of the World Weapons Federation. GM Hodder travels throughout the US teaching Martial Arts Seminars.

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Master Don Kirsch

6th Dan - HapKiDo 
4th Dan - Taekwondo

​1st Dan - Han Mu Do
Student and practitioner of Qi Gong

Master Kirsch currently is studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and Sheng Zhen Healing Qi Gong in the Medical Qi Gong Program at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin under the instruction of Master Li Jun Feng. He is also currently teaching Hapkido at the Texas Hapkido Academy.

Sensei Edgar Johansson

Yondan - Aikido 

Grand Master Sean Cavins

8th Dan - Taekwondo

Additional Training in:
       Han Mu Do • Hapkido
       Arnis • Krav Maga

GM DeOliveira was the previous Colorado State Taekwondo president, he currently owns and operates Champion TaeKwonDo Academy in Aurora, CO. GM DeOliveira came to the United Stated from Brazil having had a successful TKD career in Brazil, he brought his refined skills and expertise to the US and has developed an impressive group of competitors and been an important contributor to Taekwondo. 

Rick Starks, a student of Tai Chi now, currently is one of only three indoor students under Master David-Dorian Ross. He is an instructor in TaiJiFit: Mindfulness in Motion and 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.  

Master William Sanders has been studying martial arts since 1988 and has been teaching since 2002. Master Sanders spent over ten years in Korea studying Taekwondo and Hapkido during his 21 year military career. Master Sanders holds instructor certifications from the World Taekwondo Federation and the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation, and was a recipient of the JidoKwan Exemplary Instructor Award in 2013.

Grand Master Andre DeOliveira

7th Dan - Taekwondo 

Grand Master Richard Hodder​

9th Dan - Taekwondo 
9th Dan - World Weapons Federation
2nd Dan - Hapkido
1st Dan - Judo • 1st Dan - Shorin Ryu
1st Dan - Shin Goju Ryu • Instructor Level - Kali 

Mr. Sage Petersen

2nd Dan - Arnis

1st Dan -  Gung FU
1st Dan - Kun Tao

Additional Training in:
     Taekwondo • Silat
     Jui Jitsu • Tai Chi • Chi Gung​

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.
Currently John is the director of The Way of Compassion Foundation and co-founder of the Mindful Life Program. His new book, The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life will be released this Summer.

Master Instructor April Rose

4th Dan - Taekwondo

Grand Master Mike Newby​

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

Master William Sanders

6th Dan - Taekwondo

3rd Dan - Hapkido

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

Master Instructor John Kimmich is an exceptional athlete with an impressive Taekwondo career as a fighter. In addition to his TKD experience he has a Master's Degree in the field of exercise science, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist (MAT-S). Master Kimmich currently works as a martial arts instructor, personal trainer and teacher, he teaches at the National Personal Training Institute of Colorado where he trains trainers. His expertise includes nutrition planning, program design, speed and agility training and exercise technique. He owns and operates Kimmich Strength & Conditioning in Denver, CO. 

Master Kimmich currently is active as an International Taekwondo Referee and in Referee Training Seminars. She works as a Physical Therapist and has combined her knowledge of the muscular skeletal system and body mechanics as well as her own practice as a martial artist into practical application of injury prevention.

Master Linda Kimmich

5th Dan - Taekwondo

Mr Petersen currently teaches Vipassana meditation technique, Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Arnis, Tae Kwon Do, kettlebells, bodyweight strength training, as well as Transformational Life Coaching and Body Transformation Food Based Healing programs.

John Bruna (Jangchub Chophel)

​Author, Counselor, Educator

Master Instructor John Kimmich

4th Dan - Taekwondo

Rocky Mountain Taekwondo Retreat

​July 13 - 16, 2017

Carbondale, CO

Master Instructor Rose currently is the head instructor at Kinetic Evolutions. She is continuing her research on how movement impacts the brain, and is developing a system focused on how Martial Arts improves the functionality of the brain and develops academic success.

Edgar Johansson Sensei has been practicing aikido since the summer of 1990. His commitment to studying aikido has afforded him the opportunity to meet and train with some of the world’s finest aikidoka and instructors all across the United States as well as in Japan. Johansson Sensei is chief instructor & dojo cho at Denver Aikikai and currently holds the rank of Yondan.

Master Everhart is the owner and chief instructor of Pilsung Tactics LLC. He teaches Teakwon Do, personal and home defense tactics, as well as law enforcement tactics. He is a 15 year veteran of a Denver area Police Department. As a senior firearms instructor there, he teaches law enforcement handgun, tactical shotgun, tactical rifle, and active shooter tactics.

Mr. Rick Starks

1st Dan - Tae Kwon Do
Red Sash - Kajukenbo

​Additional Training in:
     Kenpo Karate
     Tai Chi - Yang & Chen styles