3rd Dan Black Belt - ITF Taekwon-do (A-3-1078)
Owner/Head Instructor - Tanny Academy of Martial Arts
Experience and Highlights
June 24, 2011: Earned 3rd Degree Black Belt under Master Roberto Carlos Roena - Colorado International
Taekwon-Do, Denver/Aurora, CO
August 2009: Opened Tanny Academy of Martial Arts, Aurora, CO
January 2007 - April 2009: Head Instructor and General Manager - Tran's Martial Arts, Denver, CO
November 2007: Earned 2nd Degree Black Belt under Master Hai Tran - Tran's Martial Arts, Denver, CO
May 2005: Earned 1st Degree Black Belt under Master Trang Tran-Wolf - Tran's Martial Arts, Loveland, CO
April 2004 - April 2006: Assistant Head Instructor and Program Director - Tran's Martial Arts, Loveland, CO
April 2002 - May 2005: Trained and Progressed from White Belt to High Red Belt
April 2002: Began Tae Kwon Do training at Tran's Martial Arts and Fitness Center, Loveland, CO
August 2000: Began martial arts training - Self Defense Class at CSU under Master Kim Yee - Fort Collins, CO
Martial Arts Training
2009 - Present: Tanny Academy of Martial Arts, Aurora, CO
Style: ITF Taekwon-Do
Instructor: Master Roberto Roena, VII Dan - Colorado International Taekwon-Do (CIT ITF)
2007 - 2009: Tran's Kickboxing, Longmont, CO
Style: Muay Thai
Instructor: Master Hung Tran, Kru and Founder of Tran's Muay Thai Association (TMTA)
2007: (June-August) Meiyo-do, Aurora, CO
Style: Kung Fu and Kendo
2007 - 2009: Tran's Martial Arts and Fitness Center, Denver, CO
Style: Tae Kwon Do
Instructor: Master Hai Tran
2002 - 2006: Tran's Martial Arts and Fitness Center, Loveland, CO
Style: Tae Kwon Do
Instructor: Master Trang Tran-Wolf
Competition and Coaching Experience
2012: Centennial Open Tournament VI (April 21, 2012) - 2nd Place - Traditional Forms, Point Sparring and Breaking
2012: CKA Rage Tournament (April 7, 2012) - 2nd Place - Traditional Forms, 4th Place - Point Sparring
2006: Tran's Spring Classic Tournament - 2nd Place - Traditional Forms
2005: Tran's Triple Crown Tournament - 1st Place - Traditional Forms; 3rd Place - Creative Forms
2005 - 2006: Demo Team Co-Captain of Team Velocity - Tran's Martial Arts, Loveland, CO
Kimberly Tanny is a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwon-do and has devoted nearly 12 years to the martial arts. She
specializes in teaching children and adults of all ages and backgrounds. Her focus is ITF Taekwon-Do, although she has also trained in various other styles of martial arts and martial art weapons. She has a passion for martial arts and fitness combined with her love for teaching and her never ending desire for constant self improvement and training.
Mrs. Tanny started her martial arts training as a college student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO after taking a semester long Tae Kwon Do and Karate based Self Defense class in 2001. In April 2002, she began her Tae Kwon Do training under Master Trang Tran-Wolf of Tran's Martial Arts and Fitness Center in Loveland, CO. She earned her 1st degree black belt from Tran's Loveland on May 14, 2005 and taught as the Assistant Head Instructor there, leading and assisting in many of the adult and children's classes as well as co-leading the weapons program and demonstration team for two years.
Mrs. Tanny married the love of her life on April 22, 2006. Her husband is also a former martial artist and had earned his red belt in a Southern style Kung Fu in Indonesia.
In January 2007, Mrs. Tanny was hired as the Head Instructor and General Manager of Tran's Fitness and Kickboxing in Denver, CO where she was in charge of the Tae Kwon Do and Thai Kickboxing programs. She helped train 80+ martial arts students there during her two plus years as the Head Instructor. She earned her 2nd degree black belt from Master Hai Tran on November 3, 2007.
During her years training and instructing at Tran's, she became a certified black belt instructor through the Tran's Martial Arts organization, which includes schools all across the Front Range in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Lafayette and Denver. She constantly attended instructor training meetings and seminars in Longmont, Boulder and even at the Martial Arts Super Show in Las Vegas, Nevada to constantly be on the cutting edge of martial arts instruction, drills and more.
Mrs. Tanny resigned from teaching at Tran's at the end of April 2009 to prepare for her new family and to welcome her new son on July 1, 2009.
On August 31, 2009, she began teaching private lessons from her home to former students, which eventually grew to five private students. She taught from her basement studio for one year, then on September 1, 2010, she officially opened the doors to Tanny Academy of Martial Arts to the public.
Mrs. Tanny has trained briefly in other styles of martial arts like Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Kendo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but her focus remains ITF TaeKwon-Do. Tanny Academy of Martial Arts is a member club of the International Taekwon-Do Federation. TAMA is also a member club of Colorado International Taekwon-do (CIT), which is led by Master Roberto Roena, VII dan as well as Dr. Dave Steffen, V Dan. Tanny Academy of Martial Arts is also affiliated with the American Taekwon-do Federation International (ATFI), headed by Master Nunez, VIII Dan. Mrs. Tanny earned her 3rd Degree Black Belt through Colorado International Taekwon-Do and the ITF on June 24, 2011 and is currently working towards her 4th degree black belt. She is excited to have the opportunity to share the values and benefits of the martial arts and fitness with individuals and families in the Aurora and Denver, CO area.