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Tran’s Martial Arts

Fort Collins

is a true testament of the American Dream!

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The family spent several months at Camp Pendleton living in tents before a Fort Collins Lutheran church sponsored them. “When we got sponsored by the church group I couldn’t speak English, but I showed one of the men my quarter. He got a quarter out, took me across the street to a gas station, put his quarter into a pop machine, pushed a button, and here comes the pop. I had never seen anything like it. He pointed at me to do the same with my quarter and I did. I think it was a sign, you know – that I was already an entrepreneur – that we were going to make it here.”

 

His father worked the night shift sacking groceries at King Soopers before working his way up to dairy manager, and everyone began learning English. “We kids had it made compared to what my parents had to go through.

 

 

 

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Toward the end of the Vietnam War, Master Hai Tran’s family – like so many others – decided to flee.

 

Although only eight years old, Master Tran understood. “My dad was in the navy; he would go to jail. And he was originally from the north so it would have been worse for him because he fought for the south. Everyone was panicking, trying to get out.”

 

The founder of Tran’s Martial Arts and Fitness Center, vividly recalls crossing the ocean with his parents and four siblings en route to a relocation station at Camp Pendleton, Calif. “An American battleship came beside us very slow and threw something shiny on the deck. All the kids went after it. It was an American quarter. Somehow I got it.”

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Hoping to further grow the business, Master Tran approached his siblings, who later opened their own schools. “To make a long story short, I have Denver, my brother owns the Boulder location, my other brother owns Longmont, and my sister owns Loveland.”.  Master Hung Tran (Longmont) also went forth to revolutionize the  art of Muay Thai Kickboxing and created the Tran’s Muay Thai Association. 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1990 a young man named Mr. Clarke walked through the doors of Tran’s Martial Arts-Fort Collins and began his martial arts training with Master Tran.  This fateful decision to begin training would change his life forever.  Mr. Clarke spent every waking hour he could at Tran’s-Fort Collins, learning martial arts from Master Tran.  Soon Master Tran invited Mr. Clarke to become an instructor and began to train him not only in martial arts, but also began mentoring him in business and entrepreneurship.

Growing up, Master Tran first learned martial arts from his father.  “My dad was also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and my grandfather was a great martial artist back in the day, so it must be in my blood.”

 

He worked at King Soopers during high school and in 1988 and at only 21 years of age, he opened his own martial arts studio in Fort Collins. “I fell in love,” he says. “I found my real passion.  I realized I wanted more interaction and I got it in the martial arts studio. Here, I can make a difference. And people enjoy you  – and even thank you afterwards.”

 

Fueled by the popularity of the movie The Karate Kid, the business took off. “I was working the bakery at King Soopers from three to eleven in the morning. I’d go home and try to sleep and be back at the studio by three-thirty. I taught until nine, went to bed, and then back to work.”  Eventually the grueling schedule allowed him to earn enough money to quit, and do only what he loved.

The secret of Master Hai Tran’s success?  Follow your passion. “You find that passion and then follow it and eventually it branches out from there. When we came to the United States we had nothing but hope, and a system where we could have success. I don’t like to hang around people who are negative about America all the time. Because they don’t realize there’s so much hope here. You can make it. Even if you don’t have the money and education, if you want it, you can get it.”

Mr. Clarke was greatly influenced by Master Tran’s love of the United States, and upon graduation from college, entered the United States Military as a commissioned officer.  Mr. Clarke trained in Japan, Hawaii, and other places around the world.  He trained in the martial arts of Kenpo Karate, Budo Taijutsu/Ninjutsu, & Muso Jikiden Iaijutsu.  He received Black Belt and above ranking in all of these martial arts while he continued to serve his country, but never forgot his roots at Tran’s Martial Arts & Fitness Center. 

Mr. Clarke was given the opportunity to return to his hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado, and continued to serve in the military.  He also was given the opportunity to manage Tran’s Martial Arts-Fort Collins by Master Tran.

 

Mr. Clarke deployed to the middle-east to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  When his deployment was finished, he came back home to Colorado in 2010 and was ready to realize his life-long dream.  “I decided it was time to take my career and put it in to my own hands,” Mr. Clarke said.

 

 

Mr. Clarke is highly disciplined, and that goes for his money, too.  While he was at war, he was socking away paychecks.  And when he returned from war, he realized somehow had enough money in the bank to buy the Fort Collins location of Tran’s Martial Arts and Fitness Center.  He became his own boss.  And owning the dojo has been a childhood dream come true.  Mr. Clarke continues to serve in the United States military, while proudly owning and managing Tran’s Martial Arts & Fitness Center - Fort Collins.

 

Tran’s Martial Arts & Combatives - Fort Collins is a true testament of the American Dream!  Come in and feel the history first hand, as we instruct you in authentic and unique martial arts and fitness programs.  We can’t wait for you to join the Tran Family!

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TRAN’S MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS CENTER FORT COLLINS
2925 S. COLLEGE AVE.
FORT COLLINS, COLORADO
80525
(970) 493-3838

TRAN’S MARTIAL ARTS AND COMBATIVES FORT COLLINS

1125 W. Drake Rd. Fort Collins, CO 80526

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO MARTIAL ARTS

(970) 493-3838

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