Master Marcus Santos
Master Marcus Santos has been an avid participant, coach and supporter of Taekwondo for over 30 years. A native of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, he has called Colorado his home for over 20 years. Master Santos strives to provide his students a positive learning environment for all ages and ability levels with emphasis on each individual's personal best and positive self-image.
Master Santos started his martial art journey by watching one of his older brother's Capoeira classes when he was a little kid. Back then, the martial arts classes to him looked extremely highly disciplined and aggressive. However, he discovered in a karate mini-instructional book and in the old Kung-Fu movies that martial arts were much more then yelling and fighting. He found himself interested in discovering how martial arts could fit into people's lives not only as a form of fighting, but as a way of building stronger character, developing athletic skills and a way to learn more about our bodies and minds, a way of life. The interest in taekwondo started while watching a class taught in a park when he was an 11 year-old boy. Since then, Taekwondo became part of Master Santos's life, guiding him in other sport activities and helping in the academic school. Master Santos began teaching Taekwondo when he was still a Red Belt and has not stopped since. Master Santos specializes in Olympic Style Taekwondo and is certified by the WTF with a 6th Dan/degree black belt, and has also studied the arts of Hapkido, Jiujitsu, Capoeira and has learned street fighting survival techniques while growing up in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Master Santos is also a Certified Level 2 Coach and Referee by the United States governing body of Taekwondo (USAT and USTU). Master Santos has participated and coached in many National and International level tournaments, winning titles himself and helping his students bring home many titles, also providing Taekwondo practitioners International level seminars and tournaments. Master Santos is dedicated to promoting the Art of Taekwondo to all ages and levels.
Martial Arts Experience
Master Marcus Santos is specialized in Taekwondo and certified by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) with a 6th Dan/degree Black Belt, and also has studied other arts such as Hapkido, Brazilian JiuJitsu and Capoeira.