Master Rankin


I would like to offer my congratulations to those students that tested last Saturday. It was a great test. I have been watching TKD tests every three months or so for the last 45 years and it never fails to excite, amaze, and empress me as a student of Martial […]

45 Years


My apologies. This most was intended to be posted last year but I discovered it was missed. MB Origami (折り紙?, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”; kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD […]

Origami Please


Don’t miss the 2013 Dragon Boat Festival held annually at Sloan’s Lake in Denver. Grand Master Rankin will be there with his usual booth. He always has lots of fun things so make sure you stop by and say hi to him! You will also find lots of demonstrations, delicious […]

2013 Dragon Boat Festival



The availability of so many choices in martial arts study – Jujitsu, Kung Fu, Judo, Taekwondo, and Karate to name a few – has made it easy for almost anyone to sign up for classes, and as a result, many have. Each style is slightly different to its approach of […]

Learn to Fight so You Don’t Have to Fight


Tae Kwon Do has a common root with Zen in that they both come from the idea of meditation. The amount of discipline needed to be successful in Tae Kwon Do is enormous, but you will also develop that discipline as you train. By doing forms (a Tae Kwon Do […]

Form, Meditation and Self-Discipline


I 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 […]

2013