Our School

Celebrating 22 years of Character Education Through Martial Arts Training in the Gunnison Valley

West Elk Martial Arts is a nonprofit martial arts school with classes in Crested Butte and Gunnison, Colorado for adults and children.

Please see our Courses.

The school also conducts special clinics and seminars throughout the year. The school is fully accredited by the World Tang Soo Do Union.

Tang Soo Do is a Korean classical martial art whose history dates back many centuries. Its purpose is to develop every aspect of the self in order to create a mature person who totally integrates his or her intellect, body, emotions, and spirit.

The school began in 1993.  It became a nonprofit corporation in 2003 as a way to better serve our community. It has been granted federal tax-exempt status as an educational 501 (c)(3) organization.

Andy Tyzzer, executive director of West Elk Martial Arts, holds the rank of 5th Dan and is designated as Sa Bom or Master Level Instructor.

Classes are conducted five days a week and visitors are welcome.