We are conveniently located in the Telluride Office Park (Bridge and Telluride Streets) in Brighton, CO, Building 203, Suite 1000.  We offer Personal Self-Defense training by women for women as well as traditional co-ed martial arts classes.


Housed in Aspire Enrichment Center is Altitude Martial Arts. Aspire and Altitude works co-jointly to provide females the support they need in today’s world for emotional, mental and physical well-being.

Current U.S. statistics for females being raped during their lifespan is one in five. ONE IN FIVE!
Did you know it doesn’t matter how old or young you or your family member is? Did you know that there is a good possibility that the rapist is known by the victim?

We all know of others that this has happened to as young girls or adults. We carry around with us the thought “but that wouldn’t happen to me…or my girl…or my partner” as a defense mechanism when the statistics are not in favor of proving that thought correct.

Do you or your teen know how to be safe in an elevator? In a parking lot? On a date? On that cellphone?

We have classes designed by a female for females. It doesn’t matter your size, shape, intellect, athletic abilities…we can educate you on ways to defend yourself and be SAFE.

Instructor Sensei Barbara McCubbin

Your instructor, Barbara Tyndall McCubbin, has been involved in training, teaching and promoting the martial arts since 1980. With over 30 years in the arts, she has been a positive female role model throughout the United States, having also competed nationally and internationally. Sensei (meaning “teacher”) McCubbin is a Jiu Jitsu fourth-degree black belt (“Yondan”) and a Karate-do third-degree black belt (“Sandan”), with additional ranking in weapons (Kobudo). Originally from North Carolina, Sensei McCubbin ran schools in North Carolina, Virginia, and Vermont, relocating to Denver in 1995 to train and teach at the Hakkosen Dojo in Aurora, now closed.

Want to tour the facility, meet the instructor and take a free introductory class? We provide that so you can “try before you buy.” Call 720-607-6191 to schedule and feel free to bring a friend!

Self-Defense Classes meet two times during the week with Saturday classes twice per month. Women/Teens (14 and up) and “Tweeners” Girls (9-13) have separate classes and class size is kept small for more of a semi-private class environment (8-10 max). We provide once-per-week or unlimited classes monthly memberships to fit your budget, as well as family rates. There is a one-time $35 registration fee per person.  Classes are 50-minutes long.

Traditional Classes also meet twice per week with two Saturday classes per month.  We offer a 30-minute “Tiny Turtle” (ages 3-5) class, Children’s Class (ages 6-12) and Adult Class (ages 13 and up).  We have individual or family memberships and there is a one-time $35 registration fee.  We offer small personalized classes (8-10 max).  All classes are 50-minutes long with the exception of the “Tiny Turtles” Class.  Belt ranking is available up to Black Belt with modest test fees…we are not a black belt factory or a commercially-driven school.  Although we do teach mixed martial arts, we do not do UFC- type training.  Our Black Belt timeline is 4-5 years…you will be seasoned, knowledgeable and effective.  Our Black Belt instructors are kind yet firm, have years of experience and grounded in martial combat arts.

Need a gift for someone? Personal Safety is the gift that keeps giving.