Instructor – Mr. Keith Tagawa

FullSizeRender2nd Degree Black Belt (2014)

  • 1st Degree Black Belt (2012)
  • White Belt (2010)

Instructor Level:

  • Level 3 Certified Instructor (2014) 300+ hours of teaching)
  • Level 2 Specialty Trainer (2013) (200+ hours of teaching)
  • Level 1 Trainer Instructor (2012) (100+ hours of teaching)
  • Red Collar Trainee (2011)


  • Trained w/ Grand Master In Ho Lee (Sept., 2013) Master Black’s ATA, Lakewood, CO
  • Trained w/ Ch. Master Thor and other Region 109 Masters at Rocky Mountain Workout, Estes Park, CO (2012 & 2013)
  • Elite Instruction, Aurora, CO with Ch. Master Thor and Ch. Master Droege (2013)


  • Tournament Judge (Level 2 Chevron)
  • Placed 1st in Form, Sparring and Combat for State Champion 2014
  • Placed 1st in Forms for State Champion 2013
  • Regular judge and competitor at both in-school and regional tournaments in the Denver Metro Area

Mr. Tagawa pictured with CM G.K. Lee and SM BlackProtech Certifications:

  • Single Ssahng Jeol Bong (Nunchuk) (2014) w/Master P. Lorenz
  • Oh Sung Do (Broadsword) (2013) w/ CH G.K. Lee


Colorado State University (1988-1990) Horticulture emphasis

Tagawa June 2014 testMr. Tagawa, originally from Brighton, CO, enjoys working with both the Karate Kids, Teens and Adult taekwondo students.  He is a great example of steadfastness, focus, strength and perseverance.   Mr. Tagawa began judo martial art training at age 9 and stuck with it for 6 years.  He was on the wrestling, football and track and field (shot put, discus and the sprint relay) teams at Weld Central H.S.


322241_10151030658037967_1808113517_oHis ATA goals are to earn his black collar certification, additional weapons training and certification, attend a National and World event and compete as a new 2nd degree black belt.  Mr. Tagawa is married with two children and enjoys golf, cooking, skiing and coaching his son’s wrestling and football teams and supported his daughter during her many years of high school and college marching band.  He also works for his family’s business – Tagawa Gardens in Centennial – as the CIO.

Updated 1/29/15


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