I’m the owner of Northern Colorado Martial Arts Academy.
When I was a child, I began my martial arts journey and the positive impact it had on my life was remarkable. It was always my dream to someday open my own school and pass on the skills, knowledge, and inspiration Pencak Silat has given to me.
I was born and raised in Colorado and enjoy mountaineering, fishing, and freestyle skiing with my wife and kids. I began my martial arts journey in 1987 practicing Shotokan in Englewood, Colorado. I have been tested and certified in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and hold the rank of International 9th degree Black Belt with Close Quarter Combat Instructor certification. I have had the privilege of studying pencak silat and serving as intern of Lakutama under Ki Poleng Sudamala 10th deg. Inti Ombak, Tjahyadi Tanudjaja 10th deg. Inti Ombak , and Daniel Prasetya 10th deg. Inti Ombak, direct descendant of Hamengkubuwono I, the first Sultan of the Mataram-Jogja kingdom, while studying in Surabaya, Yogyakarta, and Jarkarta Indonesia.
I received my National level 1 Wasit/Juri certification and National level 1 coach certification for international competition sport silat, from PERSILAT, the world governing body of the sport, while in Indonesia in 2018.
I also currently serve as President of U.T.A.M.A., United Teachers Association for Martial Arts a 501c3 non profit, President of USSSA, (PERSILAT) United States Sports Silat Association, President of PSFA, (PERSILAT) Pencak Silat Federation of the Americas, and I am U.S. Center for SAFESPORT certified.
Now, I proudly serve the Ault community and feel an overwhelming sense of pride and humility when I see our students grow into happier, healthier, more confident children, teens, and adults!
For information about sport silat: USSSA – United States Sport Silat Association (usasportsilat.org)
For Information about Pencak Silat: What is Silat? – Boulder Silat
For Information about UTAMA non-profit: Projects – Martial Arts Teachers Association | UTAMA International
Our UNSTOPPABLE Mission:
Our focus is on bringing you the best martial arts lessons in the Ault area to give you the tools you need to defend yourself, maintain great health, and become the best version of yourself for a successful living through Pencak Silat martial arts.
Northern Colorado Martial Arts Academy has earned the reputation in Ault, as well as Greeley, Severance, Fort Collins, and Eaton, of being the top martial arts school for enriching our students’ lives and equipping them to face life with the winning edge.
Many people believe the martial arts are about just fighting, but our program is much, much more than that. When you train in our martial arts classes you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.