Instructor – Mr. Mike Mortensen

4th Degree Black Belt (2015)
Las Vegas Nationals Testing
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt (2004)
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt (2001)
  • 1st Degree Black Belt (1999)
  • Joined Sr. Master Black’s ATA (2014)
  •  Joined ATA 1994 (Michigan)

Instructor Level:

  • Registered for May 2015 Rocky Mountain Workout to earn Level 2 Collar (audited November 2014 in-house instructor training with SM Black)
  • Level 1 Trainer Instructor (2004) (600+ hours of teaching as of 2014)
  • Red Collar Trainee (2002)
  • 1662128_10202706323833621_2105949630_nSeminar/Camps:
    • In-School Level 1 certification (Michigan) Master Flotka (2004)

    Protech Certifications:

    • Single Ssahng Jeol Bong (nunchuk) (2014) Master Patty Lorenz


    • Tournament Judge (Level 1 Chevron)
    • Regular judge and competitor in Michigan plus attended 5 World Championships and 1 Las Vegas Nationals (all early 2000s)
    • Finished in top ten for World Champion in 2001 as a 1st Degree


    B.S. Double Major/Computer Networking and Information Security
    Davenport University,  Caledonia Michigan (2011)

    Grand Rapids Community College
    Took a variety of classes and received a 1 year cert for Tooling and Manufacturing (1997); Associates in Art (2006) and Associates in Science (2007)
    Shortly thereafter enrolled in Davenport University to complete a four year degree

    10349202_10152089756117967_4353634680577183186_nMr. Mortensen, originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, moved to Colorado in 2010 and then in 2014 joined Sr. Master Black’s ATA Martial Arts in Lakewood, CO and re-engaged in his martial art training.  This concluded a more than 10 year break from the ATA following an accident.  Mr. Mortensen is a passionate martial artist that loves to work with students needing that extra encouragement to be great and is highly focused on proper technique, but loves to spar and break boards.  His midwest roots bring with him a great sense of pride and energy in the ATA.  He also completed his first ever 5K in 2014 at Sr. Master Black’s 5K Team Pride fundraiser.  And when not working out…he enjoys fishing and cooking!

    891_1073265390801_289_n 215481_1012052815977_4274_nHis ATA goals are to increase his instructor levels, get back to competition, earn additional protech certifications, complete his midterms and test for 4th degree black belt next spring at Las Vegas Nationals.  Mr. Mortensen is also an enthusiastic dad to his baby son.  Mr. Mortensen is a welcome addition to our ranks here at ATA Martial Arts.


    updated 4/15/15


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