/dōˌjō/ - A space for learning or meditation. Directly translated dojo means "Place of the Way".

/sôrs / - A place, person, or thing from which something comes or can be obtained.

Sensei Walker

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Sensei Walker

Walker started Martial Arts at 9 years old with his whole family. As they each stopped he kept going until he reached his black belt at age 16. It was at this point that he started teaching and his love for the martial arts cemented into something that is life long. Walker currently is ranked as a 3rd degree in kempo and trains in other arts.

Before the dojo Walker was struggling with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a condition that nearly stopped him from training and caused unrelenting pain. After years of dealing with this Walker believes that "Progress is Perfection", and this is how he teaches. There is no excuse for not being a little better than you were yesterday. This no-nonsense attitude is what he tries to bring to his students while understanding their struggles and helping them find the best way they can use the Martial Arts for their growth.

When Walker isn't at the dojo he is either building something, or spending time with his wife Dr. Emma. They love cooking, being outside and listening to audiobooks together.

Sensei Jeff

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Sensei Jeff

Jeff was born and raised right here in Arvada! He started Martial Arts when he was 6 years old after getting in trouble at school for pretending to be Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles. He started taking Tae Kwon Do with his Dad, and after six years they both achieved 2nd Degree Black Belt. After a hiatus he wanted to learn a new style, so he tried Kempo. He has continued his kempo training, holding a 5th degree (as well as the title of Master), and still trains in various styles.

Before the dojo Jeff was a middle school teacher. Having taught math and science for 5 years he started to feel taxed from getting a new group of students each year and feeling like he couldn't help. It was this desire as well as his experience that gave Jeff his teaching style of impressive patience. He believes being patient with kids who are struggling and giving positive reinforcement is the best tool for helping students learn. It is with that patience that you can better yourself as well as those around you.

When Jeff isn't at the Dojo he is an avid volleyball player competing with his wife, Emma, and parents.

Yes, we also get confused when we are talking about our respective Emmas.