Mr. Blum started Tae Kwon Do at the age of 15 and achieved his first degree Black Belt under John Rankin in 1991. He taught for several years at Fort Lewis College in Durango and trained in full contact kick boxing. During that time he also fought in and won several tournaments in the four corners area. He has instructed at various schools in the greater Denver area and has studied several forms of martial arts including Arnis, Kali, Escrima, Kung Fu, Aikido, Tai Chi, ATA Tae Kwon Do and ITF Tae Kwon Do. He is currently a 4th degree black belt in Tang So Do Tae Kwon Do and was awarded the rank of Guro in Pekiti-Tirsia Kali. Mr. Blum teaches all adult classes. He is also available for private lessons and Self Defense Seminars.