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Meet our instructors

At Great Way we take pride in our instructors

many of our black belt average over 20 years of study

Some of our black belts have now opened their own school such as our Thornton school 

Lao Shi Keller

Lao Shi Keller began his martial arts training over 30 years ago first studying in the Bai Lung Kung fu / Tai Chi system of Master Daniel K. Pai. He honed his training under Master Wang Peisheng refining his understanding of complex Taoist energy work. As a Master of Oriental Medicine and an independent researcher, he has refined his practice of energy work, focusing on how vibration and energy can affect the human body for long term health.

Sifu Kim Newth

Sifu Kim Newth has been studying Kung Fu and Tai Chi for over 20 years. She received her back belt under Lao Shi Keller. She is now the owner and operator of Great Way Chinese Martial Arts Thornton.

Sifu Smith

Sifu Smith studied with Lao Shi Keller for over 15 years. He received his blackbelt in 2020. He is also the proud owner and lead instructor for our Thornton school.

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Sifu Dale Newth

Sifu Dale Newth has been studying Kung Fu and Tai Chi for over 20 years. She received her back belt under Lao Shi Keller. He now teachers Tai Chi at our Longmont school.

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Todai Randal

Todai Randal has been a student since he was 6 years old! He is working towards receiving his black belt under Lao Shi in 2022. You will find Todai Randal teaching beginner kids and adult classes at our Longmont location.