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Martial Arts Training in Broomfield 

Are you looking for a way for your child to burn off energy while learning discipline and self-control? Are you seeking a way to give focus and purpose back to your mind, and strength back to your body? These objectives and more can be achieved through martial arts training, and 8 Hands Martial Arts Center for Interdisciplinary Martial Arts (IMA) Instruction is the place to do it in Broomfield, CO. We offer individual, group and partner-oriented training to people of all ages. Specializing in one on one instruction. 

Our mission and method

8 Hands Martial Arts Center for IMA Instruction is an inter-school learning center, meaning that we integrate elements of several disciplines of martial arts into one dynamic package, including kung fu, karate, judo, cardio, weapons training, tai chi and qi gong. We offer classes for all ages, geared more towards the history and objectives of the martial arts rather than sports and competition. We are a martial arts school and not a gym, so education, safety, and personal development are priority #1. Call today in Broomfield, CO to schedule a facility tour.

Enroll now to reach your potential

Students at 8 Hands Martial Arts Center for IMA Instruction develop personal character attributes that help them achieve their goals, dreams, and desires. By learning to stand up for themselves and what they believe in, they cultivate respect for themselves, and receive it from others. We specialize in individual Instruction, plus every member receives additional training in partner and group settings by personal trainers with integrity, a wealth of knowledge, and an eye on safety. Call our school in Broomfield, CO to ask about current money-saving specials.

Program includes: 

  • Complete uniform and school logo shirt
  • Fitness consultation and exam
  • Jump start class(es)

Plus each month you get:

  • Up to 16 hours IMA group training
  • 4 hours weapons and weapons defense training
  • 4 hours of tai chi/yoga/cardio strength training
  • 1 hour of qi gong training
  • Unlimited 10-15 minute help sessions or bag training sessions
  • Personal partner training/personal Individual training


Martial Arts: 

  • Kempo 
  • Karate/Kung Fu/ Jujutsu 
  • Tai Chi 
  • Qi Gong 
  • Bagua 
  • Hapkido/Judo/Aikido 
  • KIp pop- Krav Maga 
  • Weapons training 
  • Guns/ knives/ clubs defense 
  • Combat Training 

Personal Training

  • Defense 
  • Nutrition 
  • Life coaching 
  • Weight management 

Learn Interdisciplinary Martial Arts in Broomfield

8 Hands Martial Arts Center for Interdisciplinary Martial Arts (IMA) Instruction understands that Broomfield, CO residents can learn Interdisciplinary Martial Arts from one of several schools. What makes ours stand out from the herd is that we offer a unique facility and instructional style that will leave every student knowing that they can receive the most value for their investment. Come and tour our facility and see what we're all about!

Our focus on the art sets us apart

8 Hands Martial Arts Center for IMA Instruction is the only school in the Boulder-Denver Community who guarantees that all our students receive individual instruction throughout their training and without additional charges. We believe one on one training is essential to acquiring the knowledge that true Martial Arts is built upon. 

Our individual classes are designed to address the specific learning styles of each student, while our partner classes can focus on the application and adaptation to another individual. While 8 Hands Martial Arts instruction emphasizes technique, execution, form, and precision of movement during personal training, we gear our group classes towards reaction, mental flexibility and speed, to enhance situational awareness and ability. The group class then becomes suitable for all abilities, leaving every person challenged, yet successful. 

Our beginning students develop within the first 4-6 months a quality of execution that is superior to the execution of a student who has trained for 2-3 years in group based instruction. Other attributes that set us apart from the majority of other schools include, but aren't limited to: 

  • The most flexible training schedule you can have, including at home/work training

  • Two onsite instructors, one of which travels to off-site locations for business teaching, physical therapy, and personal in home training.

  • Senior, Adult, Junior, Kid, and Little Kids' group classes

  • An aesthetically designed facility that is also functional, clean and safe

  • Character-enhancing, and a trust and confidence-building environment

  • Communication training and thought exploration

  • Not commercialized or overpriced, and no hidden costs

  • Contracts not necessary, discounted programs available.

  • Not a trophy-focused or competition based school.

  • Students are encouraged to challenge themselves personally and become goal oriented

  • Modern approach to a respected traditional art form

Interdisciplinary Martial Arts


Every Instructor is required to maintain weekly teaching and training classes. Regardless of experience or background, every instructor learns the system as a student and pursues a deeper and richer understanding of the Martial and Healing arts. Each class opens up one’s perspective in the art and encourages exploration. Merging knowledge from the different fields and integrating them into the system has been a huge contribution to the understanding of 8 Hands Martial Arts, and has been the most exciting development in regaining the Art as a whole (martial and healing combined) and for the progression of the students participating.


What is The Way? How is it discovered through Martial Arts? How well can we know it today as it was known back 2-3000 yrs ago? We at 8 Hands Martial Arts Center for Interdisciplinary Martial Arts Instruction guide every student to knowing the art and themselves, discussing the meanings of truth, justice, necessary defense, personal perception and belief, and the dynamics of our world, privately socially and publicly. We leave it open for students to critique and analyze, to question the effectiveness of their movements and discover what is hidden in the art and find the meaning behind it. Some may discover that on their path, there is no meaning left today in the art but what knowledge and truth they put in it. For some, finding a new love for the kata (forms) through deeper understanding is a benefit in training. Furthermore,  students find the lost connections between all the disciplines and how they overlap, differ, and even assist one another. One of the main cornerstones of interdisciplinary training is that the student bridges the internal world (qi, thought, and emotion) with the external world (mass, time, and place) through healing, meditation, and physical movement (dynamic and static).

Respecting Tradition

.At 8 Hands Martial Arts IMA, we  journey past the traditional boundaries of the most well-known disciplines. The physical application of the Art has always been known to be a playing field for the aspiring “athlete” and “alternative practitioner." Still today, we have had very little breakthrough on the spiritual application of the Art in America as a whole, waiting for science and metaphysics to merge with tradition and modern times, and the Western and Eastern philosophies. We believe that for previous followers, keeping to tradition meant not questioning the old ways. However, in many fields today, questioning is exactly what has been required to appreciate and fully understand the value of the “Old Ways”. We learn how, why, and in what ways the art developed and how it applied in the personal lives of the warrior in time of war as well as in peace

Solving the Unknown

Within the last 60 years, Martial Arts leaders have been on a mission to solve the problem of finding an applicable defense for modern times, while still respecting the traditions. Because of modern application and specialized approaches, we feel that the traditional disciplines alone are unable to address the real issues today. The old traditions were created in a time far different than today, and the art today has lost perspective of what made the old tradition effective in its time. We strongly feel that this breaking down and specializing has taken the majority of loyal followers farther from the solution. Even though technology has advanced civilization, we must not forget what is always present: the effectiveness of ancient practice was the focus on what is unseen and natural. When we remove physical movement and material perspective, we can “see” the reality of what is. Energy is the key to all that is. We look to find again that which the old masters knew.

With globalization and the internet, language and computers have proven effective in bridging understanding and correcting long thought-of truths we now find possibly detrimental to the way of mankind. Bringing the disciplines back together, including some of the newest inter-disciplines will clear up misinterpretations and contractions that both new students and old find within the art. We no longer neglect the very nature of the Healing and Martial Arts.

Pursuit of Effectiveness

The study of the major disciplines, their methods and purpose of training, philosophies, and historical background have helped to find the commonalities and differences that people search for in their practice. Interdisciplinary research involved students as well as teachers. The integrating of many disciplines to find the Spirit of the Martial Arts was an illuminating process and discovery. Many students who come to practice the 8 Hands Martial Arts are relieved in finding that it doesn’t take a specialized branch to find their way, but an open mind and the ability to look within. Students as well as instructors have found a joy in the effective nature of this style, relinquishing them of the need for defense of their style. No longer does any one Martial Art prove to be better or more effective than any other.

Merging Mankind with Nature

The 8 Hands Martial Arts IMA Center has furthered our approach to the Martial Arts by going beyond reconnecting the different branches of the art, and bringing in the traditional insight of the beginning masters who taught the art. Most ancient teachers were also doctors, philosophers, painters, musicians, mathematicians, and cooks. They used daily living to teach the layman how to be. We follow this same approach. Our method of teaching is merged with a multitude of other knowledge outside of the art. Helping every person connect with the art in their own personalized way is an inherent goal of 8 Hands Martial Arts Center for IMA Instruction.


At 8 Hands Martial Arts Center for Interdisciplinary Martial Arts Instruction, we find that in some schools a new language is formed among its students and instructors. We have provided some of those terms in this new language here for you. This list is continuously updated. Students are welcome to ask for some terms to be defined and posted as well.

Interdisciplinary Training:

Teachings that go beyond single branches of the art, as well as the art itself.

  • Establishing a student’s ability to create, maintain and use connection 

  • Looking at the mechanics of the art: biological, anatomical, neurological, and metaphysical concepts

  • Developing boundaries, and teaching more than physical defense

  • Integrating hard and soft styles, internal and external training

  • Develops learning potential by helping students analyze the “how and why" in learning the art, as it applies outside of the Martial Arts' discipline and into our personal lives and practices 

  • Teaching the philosophical, historical, politically scientific, sociological and psychological concepts within the traditional methods of the Art, helping students to recognize and appreciate the purpose of study

“CLASSICAL” Private Training:

  • One on one instruction, student with instructor

  • Personal training geared towards personal development in areas targeted for improvement

  • Personal time and pace for learning required core material as well as materials unique to that student's learning path

  • No matter what your personal goals are for learning, we will help you develop a means for success

“PRACTICAL” Partner Training:

  • Two to four students with an instructor

  • Personal training covering the application of learned material

  • Designed primarily to discuss how maneuvers work with different people

  • How to modify classical material to gauge distance, speed, accuracy, and perfect technique to an individual's best ability 

  • To interact socially, defining respect and understanding in the art and build and enhance communication

"TACTICAL” Group Training:

  • Five or more students participating in a class

  • Designed to be fast paced, and tactically adaptive

  • Students follow instruction and not each other

  • Interactively moving from one situation to another without time for explanation and analysis, building instinct, reaction, and flexibility

  • “Real time” skills and mind set developed for a constantly changing and accelerating world

Personal Practice Time:

  • When a student comes in during non-group time and non-personal lesson time, and spends time practicing in-studio on own material, without instruction

  • Students unable to physically participate are able to take notes and learn observational skills and insights while group is active

Home Study:

  • Time spent away from studio, practicing or training in material and reflecting upon previously covered principles

FELLOW Respect:

  • When students bow together

  • Demonstrating respect of individual abilities and displaying trust and awareness of each other and surroundings

MUTUAL Respect:

  • When instructor and student bow to each other

  • Demonstrating respect of mutual learning and teaching potential

  • Understanding that it takes time to build trust and a relationship that meets in the middle

  • Both instructor and student learn from each other so both accomplish their goal

  • Respect shared between those in control and giving control


  • When students and instructors bow toward members of the art who are not present, or toward concepts such as the country, lost life, or historical situations that can only be displayed through imagination or symbolic representation

  • To honor and respect the person or concept, knowing that it cannot be nor expected to be shown back, but that it is appreciated and is of highest regard

IMA Mission

8 Hands Martial Arts (IMA) Center for Interdisciplinary Martial Arts Instruction strives to bring value to training and to give true personalized instruction and benefits not offered elsewhere. We dedicate ourselves to providing the best experience to each and every one of our students through true personalized training. Our mission is to impact and empower students' lives by providing Martial Arts training structured towards maximizing the benefits, and ingraining the principles, of a long established tradition. 

We wish to create a safe and harmonious environment built on humility and integrity. We shall foster genuine respect and encourage open communication between all. These principles are in place to ensure constant improvement for students and instructors. We shall strive to maintain quality instruction and training available for all students regardless of ability or difference. We commit our focus towards personal growth, individual enlightenment and universal awareness. We wish to lead a new way of the Martial Arts and journey towards the reality of the changing world today, by creating better communities. We at 8 Hands Martial Arts (IMA) Center for Interdisciplinary Martial Arts Instruction focus upon education, therefore Martial arts is a means and not an end. We guarantee that training with us, you will see that we do not compare ourselves to nor compete with any other school. Since we focus on education and not competition, we do accept students and instructors from other facilities provided there is a meeting between schools.