Call: 719-388-2020
About the Instructors

Meet Miguel Serrano 7th Dan

Founder and Director

My name is Miguel Serrano. I'm the Founder and Director of the United States Karate Academy.  I'd like to personally welcome you to our website and Dojo.  I’ve worked with many families (just like yours!) over the last 35 years.

Our Dojo (Academy), featured in National magazines, websites and local newspapers strives for perfection. As a member of the Okinawa Karate-Do Goju-Ryu Shobukan, the Zen Okinawa Kobudo Renmei and the USA National Karate-Do Federation, we strive to bring the highest quality in martial arts training to Colorado Springs.

But…what am I most proud of? Easy... my family, my students, my church, and having the privilege of making a contribution to this community that has been so good to me.

As I celebrate over 50 years of training, I look forward to sharing my knowledge with as many people as possible. That is the martial arts way.

Meet Kate Serrano 4th Dan

Hi, my name is Kate and I have been training since 1995. I was a member of the original and first United States Karate Academy dojo. 

I started teaching the Knee-High Samurai program (ages 4-8). I found that very rewarding to teach, guide and inspire these young kids. Little did I know that it would help me as I raised my own twins.

Over the years I have had the privilege of training our students in our community, coaching our team to National and International championships and helping many of our students train for and test for the rank of Black Belt.

Meet Susan Seldomridge 4th Dan

    I have been in the martial arts for nearly 31 years, starting in California. When my 2 younger boys wanted to do karate, it seemed like a very rare and foreign activity to us. But in 1989 after watching my boys in 2 classes, I realized I didn’t want to sit on the side-lines. I wanted to get up and do class with my boys and enjoy the fitness aspect. And I had always wanted to learn self-defense for personal protection. What I didn’t know was that I would absolutely love the karate training.

I had the privilege of meeting Sensei Serrano in 1992 and soon realized that his karate was authentic, historic, traditional and real. But most of all I saw a sensei who lived and loved his karate. In 1997, I was finally able to train with him at his dojo.

Meet Irene Okuyama Andreassen 4th Dan

My name is Irene Okuyama Andreassen and I am the senior instructor and trainer with the United States Karate Academy. In the last 20 years with USKA I have taught 100s of children, teens, and adults martial arts and fitness. With our program, people of all ages became more confident, disciplined, more active, and able to lead a healthier lifestyle overall.

My goal is to reach out to more people in the community and help them reach their goals whether confidence, self-defense skills, lose weight, or live a healthy lifestyle.

Meet Jennie Tate 2nd Dan

Hi, my name is Jennie Tate.  I started training in the martial arts with my father as a child and continued training with him until his passing when I was 13 years old.

We moved to Colorado Springs in early 2007 when my husband was re-assigned to Peterson Air Force base. I realized that after all the years of traveling, that I was missing a vital part of my life... the martial arts. After an extensive search of Dojo’s, fate took me to the United States Karate Academy. With great fear, I scheduled my first class and dug down deep to find the courage to go. Once I walked through the Dojo doors, my life was forever changed. I knew I had come home.

A Special Welcome

My name is Miguel Serrano. I’ve worked with many families (just like yours!) over the last 35 years. Our Dojo (Academy), featured in National magazines, websites and local newspapers strives for perfection. As a member of the USA National Karate-Do Federation, we strive to bring the highest quality in martial arts training. But…what am I most proud of? Easy. My family, my students, my church, and having the privilege of making a contribution to this community that has been so good 
Susan Seldomridge
Rockrimmon Dojo
My name is Miguel Serrano. I’ve worked with many families (just like yours!) over the last 35 years. Our Dojo (Academy), featured in National magazines, websites and local newspapers strives for perfection. As a member of the USA National Karate-Do Federation, we strive to bring the highest quality in martial arts training. But…what am I most proud of? Easy. My family, my students, my church, and having the privilege of making a contribution to this community that has been so good 
Irene Okuyama
Galley Dojo
My name is Miguel Serrano. I’ve worked with many families (just like yours!) over the last 35 years. Our Dojo (Academy), featured in National magazines, websites and local newspapers strives for perfection. As a member of the USA National Karate-Do Federation, we strive to bring the highest quality in martial arts training. But…what am I most proud of? Easy. My family, my students, my church, and having the privilege of making a contribution to this community that has been so good 
Jennie Tate
Broadmoor Dojo
My name is Miguel Serrano. I’ve worked with many families (just like yours!) over the last 35 years. Our Dojo (Academy), featured in National magazines, websites and local newspapers strives for perfection. As a member of the USA National Karate-Do Federation, we strive to bring the highest quality in martial arts training. But…what am I most proud of? Easy. My family, my students, my church, and having the privilege of making a contribution to this community that has been so good 
Welcome to the United States Karate Academy, an awarding winning, recognized school. As you will see, we take great pride in our students and the Martial Arts we teach. We have been teaching Karate in Colorado since 1984. We have three locations in Colorado Springs.

First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Miguel Serrano. I’ve worked with many families (just like yours!) over the last 35 years. Our Dojo (Academy), featured in National magazines, websites and local newspapers strives for perfection. As a member of the USA National Karate-Do Federation, we strive to bring the highest quality in martial arts training. But…what am I most proud of? Easy. My family, my students, my church, and having the privilege of making a contribution to this community that has been so good to me.

For decades, we’re committed to building and developing our karate students to become the best they can. Our members train to become a United States Karate Academy Black Belt. Through Karate they experience progress, growth, and change in the dojo (classroom) and in many areas of their lives.

Our Karate students have increased their physical fitness and confidence through our old school, traditional Martial Arts training. This experience has allowed them to perform better at work, in school, and at home.

We hope that you will find our staff of Black Belt Instructors to be a positive influence on your life.

Our Main goal is to provide you with high-quality Karate and Martial Arts instruction in a positive and safe environment. Our innovative teaching and unique curriculum allow you to learn in a step-by-step manner.  

Your training will teach you a variety of effective blocks, strikes, and self-defense techniques. This will increase your confidence and physical fitness.

Stay focused and remember… “A Black Belt was Once a White Belt Who Never Quit.” Don’t give up and you too can achieve all your goals.


Miguel Serrano
Chief Instructor
7th Degree Black Belt

P.S. I couldn't do all of this without the help of the wonderful team that I have. A special thanks to this great team of instructors.
The United States Karate Academy Team
Susan Seldomridge

Irene Andreassen Okuyama
Jennie Nill Tate
More About The United States Karate Academy
Our Mission
Our mission is to make our students more successful in life. We do this by teaching our Martial Arts as a complete discipline (mind, body, spirit), which in addition to developing self-defense, encourages the formation of high personal standards and respect for fellow men and women. Through our practice and teaching we strive to produce individuals who are positive, respected, and contributing members of society. 

Our Invitation to You
The United States Karate Academy has been helping people improve their lives through teaching Karate and Martial Arts in Colorado since 1983. One of our main goals is to enhance self-esteem. We achieve this through building self-confidence and character, and by developing a sense of respect for others, in addition to teaching incredibly effective self-defense skills. Parents, family members, and teachers frequently speak of the beneficial effects that The United States Karate Academy has had on performance, self-esteem, and general attitude.  

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from the United States Karate Academy’s approach to Karate and Martial Arts, we encourage you to take advantage of our Online Web Special (for yourself, or to give to someone special). See for yourself the benefits of the United States Karate Academy’s unique teaching techniques with an emphasis on character development and leadership skills. Get started today!
Click on any program to get started...
Karate for Kids
Karate for Adults
Fitness Kickboxing
United States Karate Academy ● Three Locations in Colorado Springs, CO ● (719) 388-2020
Rockrimmon | 207-A West Rockrimmon Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80919 | 719-388-2020
Broadmoor | 1769 S. 8th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 | 719-630-3636
Galley Road | 4868 Galley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80915 | 719-574-5088

Navigation: Home | About Us | Classes | Contact | FAQ


If you live or work in Colorado Springs, Stetson Hills, Rustic Hills, Rockrimmon, Woodman, Monument, Gleneagle, Northgate, Broadmoor, Peterson AFB, Peyton, Black Forest, Calhan, Fountain, Security, Widefield, Manitou, Old Colorado City, United States Air Force Academy, USAFA, then you are close enough to come train with us!

©United States Karate Academy 2016  All Rights Reserved