Peak Martial Arts

Est. 2005

Our Mission

Our goal is to help children, adults, and families to improve their lives through the values of martial arts. This is achieved by fusing fun and high-energy training with values instruction in the areas of self-discipline, self-control, and respect for self and others. 

Our Story

Peak Martial Arts was founded in 2005 and we have been proudly serving the communities of Thornton, Westminster, and Northglenn ever since. Since our founding we have successfully trained and promoted almost 200 Black Belts. Our instructors and staff are constantly working to improve themselves, our students, and our community. To Further expand our Peak family we chose to officially join the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation in March of 2018. The Soo Bahk Do Federation has opened the Peak family to an international community of world class master instructors and martial artists. 

Our Staff and Instructors

Tory Mitchell | Head Instructor

Rank: 2nd Degree

Mr. Mitchell is the head instructor at Peak Martial Arts. He is a 2nd degree Black Belt and a Certified Instructor. He has been teaching for over a decade, and is experienced in working with all ages and fitness levels. Mr. Mitchell has competed in many national tournaments and has won numerous national titles. He is the gold medal winner of the 2018 AAU National Men’s Point Sparring competition.

Jessica Mitchell | General Manager

Rank: 2nd Degree

Mrs. Mitchell is the General Manager at Peak Martial Arts. She is a 2nd degree Black Belt and a Certified Instructor. She has been training in the martial arts for over ten years. She is also a mother to three young boys and loves raising her family in a martial arts environment. She is an active member of both the martial arts and Thornton communities. Mrs. Mitchell is dedicated to ensuring that all of our Peak Martial Arts families feel comfortable and safe in their training. 

Anthony Pappalardo | Marketing & Program Director

Rank: 1st Degree

Mr Pappalardo is the program director at Peak Martial Arts. He is a 1st degree Black Belt. He has been training in the martial arts since he was 12 years old, now over a decade. He served as one of Peak’s junior instructors before becoming the current program director. Mr. Pappalardo is proud to use his professional expertise and business degree from the University of Colorado to promote Soo Bahk Do in Colorado.

Shalia Barragan | Assistant Manager

Mrs. Barragan has been with Peak Martial Arts for over two years and has a daughter training at Peak Martial Arts. She is an integral part of bringing Peak students together to create an amazing feeling of family and community.   

Anthony Medina | Junior Instructor

Rank: 1st Degree

Mr. Medina is a certified Black Belt who has been training at Peak Martial Arts for eight years. He is one of Peak’s Elite Leaders, and is a great instructor and competitor in all areas of training. Mr. Medina is a great role model and training partner for young men and women in our program. He is able to identify the unique needs of every student and utalizes each student’s strengths to optimize their training in the martial arts. 

Bo Chaisin| Junior Instructor

Rank: 1st Degree

Ms. Chaisin is a certified Black Belt who has been training at Peak Martial Arts for seven years. She specializes in teaching our youngest members (ages 3-6), and is also a great role model for students of all ages. 

Jeff Renz | Junior Instructor

Rank: 1st Degree

Mr. Renz is a certified Black Belt who has been training at Peak Martial Arts for eight years. He is a talented instructor and competitor, and particularly excels in weapons training.