Mountain Academy Martial Arts Lakewood


Dan Barrow being silly
Like Mrs Barrow, Mr Barrow has been studying under Grand Master Rankin and the Mountain Academy of Martial Arts Lakewood for over a decade. Known for his sarcastic wit, and his long legged kicks, Mr Barrow tends to leave an impression. Although he doesn’t think of himself as such, he […]

Get to know Dan Barrow


In 1982, I had a calligraphy made that said “Feeling like a member of the family”, I had it framed and it hung in the school in Kittridge and Evergreen for many years. It now hangs in my home in Lakewood. This mantra became my goal, my hope for what […]

Feeling Like a Member of the Family


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