Grand Master Rankin with new black belt Daniel FessI can’t believe its already 2013. The Mountain Academy of Martial Arts had a good year. New school locations, additional students, certification of instructors from the Moo Duk Kwon Association, and of course more black belts were added to the roster.


Receiving Master Instructor credentials this year were Master Doug O’Hara and Master Bruce Bishop. New certified Chief Instructors are Dan Barrow, Melissa Barrow, Dominick Blum, Jason Colson, Imy Rich, Jim Beasley, and Bert Hargrave. With additional certified Instructors being Duncan Ziegler, Wyatt Benson, Julianna Rose, Meranda Theriot, and Jody Nelson. Congratulations to everyone.


We now have a Denver Location of MAMA near 5th and Wadsworth run by Dominick Blum and a Littleton school managed by Jason Colson. It is a pleasure to see The Mountain Academy growing with such capable instructors.


New Black Belts this year include, Jeff Pine, Anthony Ngo, Danial Fess and Josiah Strotz, a great class of 2012.


We are looking forward to another great year of Martial Arts for everyone, our Instructors classes are going strong which will ultimately roll to the students of all of the instructors.


I am very proud of the Mountain Academy and am looking forward to another great year.


Yours in Martial Arts,

Grandmaster John W. Rankin