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6810 S. University Blvd, #6810

Centennial, CO 80122

(303) 783-9632

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Although we offer classes for all ages, we know that sometimes it’s nice to have a kid-free, adult-focused class for our adult students who want to train with other adults! We have dedicated 16yrs+ taekwondo classes in addition to our full class schedule just for that purpose.

Adults Only Taekwondo Class:

  • Parker (Mondays at 6:30 pm)
  • Centennial (Wednesdays at 6:35 pm & Fridays at 9:30 am)
  • Aurora (Thursdays at 7:30 pm)

Our kickboxing/Muay Thai, Hapkido and BJJ classes are also adult-only classes!
(there is a separate BJJ schedule for kids too) see schedule.

About Our Program:

  • Our classes focus on self-defense, confidence, respect, fitness, and fun. Our modernized curriculum not only includes traditional World Taekwondo Federation practices but incorporates elements of kickboxing, hapkido, jiu-jitsu, and kickboxing to give our students the most well-rounded practical skill base we can offer them!
  • Our curriculum focuses on valuable Life Skills, not just kicking and punching. We use fun and energetic drills to help everyone learn. Our instructors believe in teaching through encouragement and building on success. We show the value of working toward a goal and how to apply their martial arts lessons to life! We believe a great martial artist is ALSO a great human being.

Find The Perfect Classes For You!

  • Whatever you are looking for we have it! Train based on your age, your skill level, or your style of martial arts. Our curriculum is designed so each belt rank and age group can progress through the ranks at their own pace. We have kids-only classes, Adult only classes, women-only, Family Classes (all ranks & ages), etc. Just ask and we will set you up with the perfect class schedule for what you need.

How Martial Arts Will Benefit You

At Colorado Alliance of Martial Arts we have seen tremendous changes in the lives of our students and their families. Some of the benefits include:

  • Confidence & positive self-image
  • Self Control & anger management
  • Balance
  • Focus
  • How to Concentrate
  • Motor Skills Development
  • Character Development
  • Manners and Respect
  • Eye-Hand Coordination
  • Listening Skills & Mental focus
  • Stranger-Danger and Self-Defense
  • Respect for self & others
  • How NOT to Hit
  • Exercise and Energy Release
  • How to Get Better at ANYTHING!

Martial Arts has shown to be extremely beneficial and therapeutic for a number of conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depressions
  • Autism
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Down Syndrome
  • PTSD
  • Several More

Let us know if you or a child is looking to use martial arts to benefit from any sort of medical need/condition that you have!  

Come watch a class or join in – No pressure!  

We love teaching and it shows in how we teach, we want the kids to develop an appreciation for martial arts and see that discipline can actually be fun! Crazy, right? Our instructors are members of the Martial Arts Teachers Association allowing our staff to be on the cutting edge of teaching philosophies to better assist people in being all they can dream of.


(3 to 6 Years Old)







PAMA’s beginner’s program consists of our white, yellow, and orange belts where we teach the basics of taekwondo. We have students from 7 years old to 107 and we design our curriculum for each belt class and age group to let each student progress at their own rate.

  • White Belt: The lack of color signifies purity & innocence. The novice has no knowledge of taekwondo.
  • Yellow Belt: The color of the rising sun. Seeds the ground to begin to germinate to grow.
  • Orange Belt: The color of the setting sun. You will soon be leaving the beginners program & reviewing all the basics you have learned.
  • Orange/Purple Belt: This is our transition belt from the beginners to the intermediate program.


Our purple, green, and blue belts rank mark our students as no longer beginners. At this stage, our students can join the black belt club, start sparring and learning to use weapons.

  • Purple Belt: Royalty – you are no longer a beginner and will start your path to black belt.
  • Green Belt: The color of growing things that can be seen. Power begins to develop.
  • Blue Belt: The color of the sky which growing things reach for. Physical and mental power start to stabilize.


Brown, red, and cho dan bo are the last belt before you begin the black belt candidacy program. At this rank, you can clearly see the maturity, respect, and honor in each student.   At this rank, we ask that students assist in class and they can become part of the leadership team after the red belt.

  • Brown Belt: The color of the ground where growing things become rooted firmly. Stability of physical and mental power is apparent.
  • Brown 1 Belt: Brown belt with a black stripe in the middle
  • Brown Black Belt: Half brown belt, half black belt. (black worn on top)
  • Red Belt: Danger – The color of blood, the essential life force. Maturity, honor, and respect are exhibited.
  • Red 1 Belt: Red belt with a black stripe in the middle.
  • Red Black Belt: Half red belt, half black belt. (black worn on top)
  • Cho Dan Bo Belt1: Restricted Black Belt – review and perfect your previous training and get ready to start your candidacy for black belt. (Half Black, half white)
  • Cho Dan Bo Belt 2: Restricted Black Belt – Black belt in training. This is where you start your 16-week candidacy program to earn your black belt. (Black Belt with a white stripe in the middle)


After you earn your 1st-degree black belt is when the most fun begins! Now that you are a master of the basics, you can start really refine and learn advanced skills and training. There are a total of 10 degrees of black belt. At 4th degree, you are considered a MASTER and at 6th degree, you reach GRAND MASTER.

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Taekwondo vs. Karate

5 Basic Differences

Whenever someone is considering starting martial arts, they often generalize and label all forms of martial arts as ‘karate’. But the truth is karate and taekwondo, although they share some similarities, are unique in their own ways. So then how are taekwondo and karate different?

Both karate and taekwondo offer numerous benefits and are great forms of martial arts! Both martial arts forms emphasize respect, discipline, focus, and help with stress relief, flexibility, balance, and many other benefits!

5 Differences Between Taekwondo and Karate:

  1. In a nutshell, taekwondo uses hand and feet in training and karate focuses on the hands. “Tae” means to kick, “kwon” means to punch with the hand, and “do” means a way of doing something. So in result taekwondo basically means a way of using your hand and foot (basically the whole body) in order to defend yourself.
    – In contrast, karate focuses on hand strikes and movements.
  2. Taekwondo is known for fast kicking and foot movements but is also well-rounded in that it also involves blocks, punches, open-handed strikes, take-downs, throws, and joint locks.
    – In contrast, karate is known for hand techniques but then also practices knee and elbow strikes, and kicking techniques to an extent.
  3. Taekwondo originated in Korea.
    – Karate originated in Japan.
  4. Taekwondo is an Olympic sport, karate is not.
  5. The stances, movements, and postures in taekwondo and karate differ.