Dicing carrots and mincing garlic in preparation for a stew is a laboriously risky affair, unless it's done without knives. For $39, new students get one month of unlimited martial-arts classes at Castle Rock Martial Arts, voted Best of the Best in Martial Arts by Colorado Community Newspaper in 2009. This Groupon gets you into any class, making it a $150 value for adults; the Little Ninja program is a $120 value. Students in the Little Ninja program (ages 3–6) are eligible to attend about 12 classes per month, and everyone else (seven years and older) can attend about 30.
Master Scott Carroll, a fifth-degree black-belt division leader and certified instructor for more than 10 years, helms the punchy practice. Courses incorporate a variety of styles including tae kwon do, Brazilian jiujitsu, kung fu, judo, tai chi, karate, hapkido, and seven different weapons. View a complete schedule of classes here. Lessons are taught every day but Sunday, and no experience is necessary. Those opting to continue instruction after the month can purchase a uniform at a discounted price before this Groupon expires.
- Belts, certification and degrees aside, Carroll has one goal for his role in martial arts training — to make his students better than himself, both as an artist and as a person. – Benn Farrell, The News Press
CityVoters made Castle Rock Martial Arts a 2009 nominee for Best Martial Arts in Denver:
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It's almost easier to list which fighting styles they don't teach at Castle Rock Martial Arts. In classes for ages four and older, teachers cover seven different styles including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, and Judo. A seven-time winner of Castle Rock Magazine's Best of the Best awards, Castle Rock Martial Arts offers fitness solutions for all temperaments.
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