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Serving the Denver and Lakewood area. 

Rhyno's Peoples Kenpo Karate invites you to come and learn the art of Hawaiian Kenpo karate, mixed martial arts and improve not only physically but also mentally.  We pride ourselves on a friendly, family-like environment and welcome all persons, no matter the age or skill level, to join our family.

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Why Rhyno's PKKA?

  • Our Black Belt instructors are here to guide, instruct, and motivate our students to be the best they can be, and impact the community in a positive way.  

  • We are here to help parents raise their children to be confident leaders, boost their self-esteem, feel healthy, and get in great physical shape.

  • We provide a positive, constructive, safe environment for all students. 

  • Our students are involved in classes with individuals from various backgrounds. Our environment allows for social interaction that can leave a positive impact on the training experience – and life experience – of students.

  • The Dougherty family are natives to Colorado and have lived in the Denver metro area for over 40 years. They strive to offer their local community a sense of belonging and safe place to reach their greatest potential.

Our Story

The story of the Dougherty’s Kenpo journey began with two little boys, Reese and Sebastian, at the ages of 6 & 7. Ryan and Shiloh wanted to ensure that their boys would share something in common, get exercise and have the ability to protect themselves while learning respect and focus. Not long after the boys began classes at Peoples Kenpo Karate, Ryan saw the opportunity to begin his journey. It was always something that he wanted to do as a child, but was not able to accomplish that goal until later in life.  Shiloh observed how her family enjoyed going to the dojo and decided to make time on her calendar for herself and enjoy time with her family at the dojo.


The Dougherty family embraced the positive family atmosphere of Peoples Kenpo Karate and had aspirations to open a sister dojo serving the Denver and Lakewood area. They wanted to give back to their local community and saw this opportunity through martial arts.

We are proud to share our mats with you and help guide your martial arts journey.



Rhyno’s PKKA classes aren't just about exercise and self-defense. They’re also about helping your child stay focused, meet goals and build confidence.


Our adult martial arts classes feature striking drills, kicking drills, blocking drills, form exercises, as well as core strengthening exercises. These drills and exercises help you build physical strength, mental toughness, and boost your confidence!


At Rhyno’s PKKA, we offer Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Gi and no Gi, Kickboxing, and sport karate (sparring).  


2199 South Sheridan Blvd.

Denver, CO  80227


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