- Has been certified through the Alpine Martial Arts Instructors Academy, a long-term program requiring hard work and dedication. This extensive, best-in-class training allows each instructor to customize each of your lessons to be the perfect balance of solid training, discipline, and fun!
- Has passed a thorough background check by the F.B.I. Your child’s safety is our #1 priority.
- Is C.P.R. certified.
- Loves the Martial Arts, and it shows!
Master Randolph started his Martial Arts training as a gift for his 11th birthday. He soon discovered a passion for it.
He received his 1st Degree Black Belt at the age of 15, and continues his training under 10th Degree Black Belt, Grandmaster Jim Brassard, who has achieved countless awards, including one from President Obama himself. Master Randolph has been a leading competitor in tournaments since 1997, and in 2007 he achieved the coveted “Tournament Champion” – 1st Place in all three advanced Black Belt Instructor events: Kata, Weapons, and Sparring. In 2009, Master Randolph won 1st Place in the Black Belt Instructor Fitness Competition, beating over 20 black belt head instructors from around Colorado.
On March 2nd, 2013, he was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Martial Arts Master of the Year. On March 18th, 2017, he was inducted again as Master Instructor of the Year. He has been Head Instructor of Boulder Karate since 2003, loving every minute of it!
The father of two wonderful boys, Master Randolph understands parents’ needs for their children through the martial arts. He also enjoys training weekly with his lovely wife, Nikole Randolph, who is also a Black Belt with over 10 years of training.
When he’s not practicing Kempo Karate, Master Randolph enjoys testing his grit and appreciating Colorado’s beautiful mountains. He has climbed all of Colorado’s 14ers (mountains over 14,000′), summiting over 1/3 of them in calendar winter. He also leads Boulder Karate’s yearly Climbing For Cancer hikes, bringing dozens of Boulder Karate students and parents to the summit of eight 14ers so far, having raised over $40,000 for cancer research. Master Randolph applies the discipline he has learned through the martial arts to physical challenges, pushing himself in pursuit of the highest achievements, having run two Spartan Ultra Beasts and recently completed the 41-hour GORUCK HTL (endurance event led by Special Forces).
Today, Master Randolph holds the rank of 6th Degree Black Belt, and is committed to helping the community of Boulder experience how the martial arts can change their lives, inside and outside the dojo!
Sensei Kaley has been studying the Martial Arts since she was a child. She first achieved her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, then switched to Kempo over 10 years ago. She has been continuing her study of Kempo ever since. Sensei Kaley currently holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Kempo, under Master Randolph and Grandmaster Brassard.
As far as competition and demonstrations go, Sensei Kaley is a veteran. She has won trophies in state-wide and national tournaments, and has performed Martial Arts demonstrations at countless events, including a Denver Nuggets game.
Everyone loves Sensei Kaley. Her passion for the Martial Arts never seems to relent, whether she’s training or teaching. She is one of the most creative instructors around, and enjoys challenging students of all ages with her new drills to keep training fun year-round.
Parents also appreciate Sensei Kaley because she intuitively knows how to lovingly deal with whiny kids. If a child is trying to get out of doing their Karate class, Sensei Kaley is often able to work her magic and inspire the child to want to hop in, and they love her for it in the end!
Kids, teens, and adults of all ranks respect Sensei Kaley because she is knowledgeable, sincere, friendly and fun! It’s no surprise she has won multiple Instructor of the Year awards.
Sensei Joanne has been studying Kempo for over 18 years and has over 16 years of Martial Arts teaching experience. Currently she holds a 4th degree Black Belt in Kempo under Master Brad Randolph and Grandmaster Jim Brassard. Sensei Joanne was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Female Black Belt of the year in March 2017. She is extremely dedicated to her own martial arts training with ongoing weekly lessons, seminars, training DVD’s and books.
She fell in love with Martial Arts as a teenager watching Saturday morning Martial Arts movies. She began her training as an adult after bringing her 6-year-old son to a Martial Arts class, she was hooked immediately and started instructor training within 6 months of study. Later, she enrolled her other 2 children, and all of them trained to Black Belt and beyond as a family for many years. The long-time perspective of a parent, student and instructor gives her firsthand experience of the benefits that martial arts provides to families, this imparts her with a unique wisdom that she brings to all her classes.
Sensei Joanne’s background includes teaching Martial Arts techniques to students of various skill levels and abilities, instructing 100s of students ages 4 and up at multiple Martial Arts Schools. She has developed the formats for numerous classes and tests, overseeing up to 30 students or more at a time, all while ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all students through collaboration, feedback, encouragement and motivation. It is no surprise that on multiple occasions parents would often ask Sensei Joanne how she does it.
With her strong understanding of Martial Arts Concepts, commitment to ongoing Martial Arts study, complemented by her excellent interpersonal and leadership talents and training skills, she has empowered many students to advance and excel in the Martial Arts over the years.
If you are looking for a dedicated, motivational and spirited martial arts instructor, look no further than Sensei Joanne. She is a goal-oriented professional with solid experience teaching Martial Arts to students of all ages.
Sensei Jon has been training in Shaolin Kempo since he was 10 yrs old. He started training as an extracurricular activity while also doing team sports like football. He truly fell in love with martial arts once he saw what it did to him as a human being growing up in a household that was very chaotic and difficult for some time. “Karate helped me handle a lot of situations that were rather difficult while growing up.”
When it comes to teaching, Sensei Jon, loves to see his students succeed not only at the dojo but also outside the dojo. “For someone who had a rough growing up, my instructors were amazing at helping me focus on myself and the things that I could control.” He wants to pass along that same type of teaching to his students. Whenever possible, Sensei Jon goes above and beyond when it comes to helping others. It’s one of the characteristics that we love so much about him.
As one of the only instructors, who has had to use what he has learned in real life, he brings a realistic approach to how situations can unfold in a blink of an eye. He really excels on how well he can switch from teaching kids, to teens, to adults when teaching about the real life aspect of how it would be like to defend themselves. “Having to defend myself in real life, I can tell you that everything we teach does work as long as you practice it the right way.”