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Thank you to everyone who participated, competed and volunteered for this year's Colorado Classic tournament.  We unveiled a new venue we hope everyone enjoyed and are so happy to be back promoting our tournament.  Here's to many, many more Colorado Classic Tournaments.  Thank you once again and we will see you all there next year!

From all of us at Peoples Kenpo Karate Highlands Ranch and the Colorado Classic Tournament.

Sensei Kendall

Sensei Susan

Sensei Tanner

Sensei Ty

Willie Hicks and Regina Thompson at PKKA Highlands Ranch!

Back for another visit November 2nd and 3rd, the second time was as good as the first.  Sensei Willie Hicks and Sensei Regina Thompson put on another great seminar and booked private lessons for a lucky few who were able to get them scheduled before they were all gone.  It was a fantastic way to get prepared for NBL's SuperGrands coming up in December.

We are already talking to them about another visit during the Colorado Karate Association tournament season so check back for dates and times.  This next one could be SPECIAL if we can pull it all together!

Current Events

updated July 12, 2021

Check back frequently for schedule changes and current events at Peoples Kenpo Karate Highlands Ranch.  This page is updated frequently with up to date information

Black Belt Promotion Ceremony

Every Spring & Summer Peoples Kenpo Karate finalizes Black Belt candidate testing.  This is a process that begins a year in advance with rigorous work and dedication.  It is a special time for the candidate and for PKKA as we add to our lineage and celebrate the hard work every candidate has put in over the years.

This year we promoted nine new Black Belts at PKKA Highlands Ranch as well as two 3rd Degree Black Belts.  We are very proud of this group of candidates and the obstacles they had to overcome to reach their goal.  We wish the entire group continued success in all their endeavors!

  • 1st Degree Black Belt
    • Sensei Michael C.
    • Sensei Julia C.
    • Sensei Wayne W.
    • Sensei Grant W.
    • Sensei Reagin P.
    • Sensei Gavin H.
    • Sensei.Joel B.
    • Sensei Malia E.
    • Sensei Alexandra N.
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
    • Sensei Jacob G.
    • Sensei Bettina R

Congratulations Everyone!

The PKKA Black Belt Promotion Ceremony is a special time.  It is a gathering of OHANA, a celebration of achievement and a time to remember Sensei Bill and his presence that is always with us. If you have not been to a promotion ceremony you need to because it is something special that you will never forget.