Learn the art of self-defense and discipline at Faith Martial Arts Karate School
Established since 2010. The style of Okinawan Kenpo dates back hundreds of years ago, with forms and techniques that were designed and perfected by masters. Here at FMA we have certified black belts that will teach you those forms dating back so long ago. Our style is very traditional and we would like to keep the roots alive for years to come! we also focus on Kubudo (weapons). You will learn how to correctly utilize the bow staff, the tonfa, the sai, as well as the nunchaku. Okinawan Kenpo Karate
Our emphasis as a Traditional Okinawan Kenpo School focuses on character development and the lifelong disciplines of martial arts. We are a dojo family that open heartedly welcomes you in and will teach you all that we have to offer as a successful school. Such as dojo etiquette, a sought after Japanese vocabulary, respect, discipline, and much more. Okinawan Kenpo Karate
Our facility is always nice & clean. Making sure we provide a healthy atmosphere for our Parents & students.
In 1986, at the age of 22, Sensei Gina M Pavicich always had an interest in Martial Arts. She began her training in a traditional style called Butokukan Karate under the second degree black belt Tony Steffani, under Master Robert Hill. After four years of hard work and pure dedication she had earned the ranking of a Brown belt. Within those years the discipline of the art had changed her life and outlook on so much. The way she carried herself, relationships with others, and it had even given her goals to reachin life. Karate had become a major part in herself and it flowed through her veins with passion. Butokan had become a representation of whom she really was
Unfortunately her love of the art had to put at a short halt. The desire to grow and raise a family had surpassed the love of the karate and life seemed to move on. Raising two beautiful children and being married left her busy and to put her love for the art to the side.
As the years passed and her children grew, they began to show interest in karate as well at the ages of seven and ten. She jumped back into the arts in the year of 2004, learning the style of traditional Okinawa Kenpo under fourth degree black belt Sensei Kent Jones in both kobudo and Karate, under C. Bruce Heilman president of the international Karate Kobudo Federation (IKKF). In the year of 2007 she had earned a Brown belt in this style as well and was already teaching for the Young Champions Karate Organization in Pueblo Colorado, later becoming the Boys and Girls Club of America Meanwhile she also learned and studied kickboxing for two years.
In 2008 Sensei Gina M Pavicich continued with Okinawa Kenpo under Sensei David M Armstrong , third degree black belt in Okinawa Kenpo and kobudo. He also studied Wado Ryu and Judo, was a student of Shihan Otto Johnson and Marcus DeValentino, and a member of the DeValentino Shudokan Schools International (DSSI). DSSI is a reputable Okinawa Kenpo Karate and Kobudo school which was established in 1992 by Kyoshi Marcus DeValentino, student of the late Grand Master Odo and founder of Okinawa Kenpo Karate.
In 2009 Sensei Gina earned her first degree black belt in Okinawa Kenpo Karate and kobudo. continuing her training with Sensi Dave M Armstrong until mid 2010 when he was unexpectedly deployed to Greece. With this event about to take place, he left her in charge for a year. Plan changed however and sensei Dave announced that he would not be returning to the school. Therefore in 2011 it was also announced that Sensei Gina would take over Faith Martial Arts and would now be announced as the new owner and head Instructor.
April 2012 Sensei Gina M Pavicich achieved her second degree ranking. This time however it was under kyoshi Marcus DeValentino, founder of the DSSI. She continues to this day running Faith Martial Arts.
The Future of Faith Martial Arts is presented in our newest Dojo video. All of our youngsters are amazing in their own way, with the highest potential. They are the future of our family!! 10 yrs. ago.
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our program, send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
517 North Santa Fe Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, United States
Closed major Holidays.
ADULT : Monday 6:00pm -8:00pm
CHILDREN Tuesday & Thursday 3-5 yrs. 5:00pm - 6:00pm
FAMILY: Tuesday & Thursday 5-up 6:30pm -8:30pm