• Our Adult Karate and Self-Defense class blends the fantastic benefits of traditional Japanese karate with the self-protection skills needed for the street.

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  • Give your child the gift of confidence, leadership, respect, focus & discipline with our Kids Martial Arts classes. 

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  • Our Small Samurai Class (for children ages 3-5) introduces the children to karate basics in a fun environment.

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  • We specialize in self-protection, including our Level 1 & 2 Women's Self-Defense Classes.

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  • Reminder that we will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 24. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • "Kaizen" is the Japanese term for “continuous improvement,” and we believe that epitomizes what Karate and self-defense training is all about. We opened our doors in 2014 with a mission to bring the wonderful life skill of self-protection to children and adults alike in the Windsor area.

      Our karate and self-defense programs are self-protection based, including anti-bullying, stranger danger, and practical self-defense for the street. Our popular "Refuse to be a Victim" Women's Self-Defense Class epitomizes our training philosophy -- focusing on making each student a "hard target" for criminals and predators. This training includes verbal self-defense, awareness, body language, assertive behavior, striking and escaping.

      Sensei Matt Schildt, the owner at Kaizen Karate & Self-Defense, has been a martial artist for much of his life, training in Karate and Tae Kwon Do in his teenage years. Schildt resumed his martial arts training with Master Charles Orchard at Total Ryu Martial Arts in 2005, and in 2013 Schildt became the first student in more than 10 years to earn a prestigious Karate Black Belt in the Total Ryu System.

      Before opening his own studio, Schildt taught for three years under Orchard in the Total Ryu children's karate class. Schildt also trained for five years in Orchard's Adrenalized Confrontation Training (ACT), which is regarded as one of the best practical self-defense programs available, and has been taught to police and military personnel.

      Schildt joined the Colorado Karate Association in 2016, and he earned his 3rd Degree Black Belt in October 2017 under Master Ben Ramsey, Master Jerry Davis, and Sensei Todd Jonas.

      Schildt and his wife, Carissa, moved to Windsor from Fort Collins in 1999 and have two children, Morgan and Mason. Schildt volunteered as a Watchdog dad for his children's schools for many years, including Tozer Primary, Mountain View Elementary and Skyview Elementary. He currently works during the day providing security at Windsor High School, where he is the Campus Monitor. 

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