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About Northern Colorado Martial Arts Academy

Guru Jake Richter

Jake Richter


I’m the owner of Northern Colorado Martial Arts Academy.

When I was a child, I began my martial arts journey and the positive impact it had on my life was remarkable. It was always my dream to someday open my own school and pass on the skills, knowledge, and inspiration Pencak Silat has given to me.

I was born and raised in Colorado and enjoy mountaineering, fishing, and freestyle skiing with my wife and kids. I began my martial arts journey in 1987 practicing Shotokan in Englewood, Colorado. I have been tested and certified in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and hold the rank of International 9th degree Black Belt with Close Quarter Combat Instructor certification. I have had the privilege of studying pencak silat and serving as intern of Lakutama under Ki Poleng Sudamala 10th deg. Inti Ombak, Tjahyadi Tanudjaja 10th deg. Inti Ombak , and Daniel Prasetya 10th deg. Inti Ombak, direct descendant of Hamengkubuwono I, the first Sultan of the Mataram-Jogja kingdom, while studying in Surabaya, Yogyakarta, and Jarkarta Indonesia.

I received my National level 1 Wasit/Juri certification and National level 1 coach certification for international competition sport silat, from PERSILAT, the world governing body of the sport, while in Indonesia in 2018.

I also currently serve as President of U.T.A.M.A., United Teachers Association for Martial Arts a 501c3 non profit, President of USSSA, (PERSILAT) United States Sports Silat Association, President of PSFA, (PERSILAT) Pencak Silat Federation of the Americas, and I am U.S. Center for SAFESPORT certified.

Now, I proudly serve the Eaton community and feel an overwhelming sense of pride and humility when I see our students grow into happier, healthier, more confident children, teens, and adults!

For information about sport silat: USSSA – United States Sport Silat Association (

For Information about Pencak Silat: What is Silat? – Pencak Silat Inti Ombak

For Information about UTAMA non-profit: Projects – Martial Arts Teachers Association | UTAMA International

For Information about our exercise program –



Northern Colorado Martial Arts Academy is committed to inspiring and empowering you to reach your full potential.

Our focus is on bringing you the best martial arts lessons in the Eaton area to give you the tools you need to defend yourself, maintain great health, and become the best version of yourself for a successful living through Pencak Silat martial arts. 

Northern Colorado Martial Arts Academy has earned the reputation in Eaton, as well as Greeley, Severance, Fort Collins, and Eaton, of being the top martial arts school for enriching our students’ lives and equipping them to face life with the winning edge.

Many people believe the martial arts are about just fighting, but our program is much, much more than that. When you train in our martial arts classes you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.

What people are saying about Northern Colorado Martial Arts Academy

Jake is fantastic! The classes are great, he is awesome with the kids and challenges them to push themselves to be better. We have a boy in the 5 and under group who is excited for every class and is learning tons of practical skills and movement.
Tim Lancaster
Tim Lancaster
Our sons love going here! Jake is a fantastic teacher with lots of knowledge that he willingly shares with his students. He promotes a fun environment with a mix of basic, fundamental skills but also keeps kids engaged with games or unique drills. It’s a martial arts class and can sometimes get physical, especially if students are choosing to be disruptive or disrespectful. He is a strong, fatherly figure and a great mentor for our young boys. I would highly encourage anyone to try out his classes, you can always just stop going if you don’t like it! The police won’t force you to keep going or anything, even though they also endorse how Jake teaches!
Riki Nees
Riki Nees
My son has been training here under Jake for two years and he loves it! It’s a fun, inclusive place, my whole family goes now! So great to have you in our community ❤️
Mike CO
Mike CO
The school has been a great escape for me and really helped me through some tough times. The environment is always happy and fun and keeps me in the moment. I’ve learned a lot about the art and myself as a result of joining. It also opened a once in a lifetime opportunity for me in Indonesia which I wouldn’t trade for anything. I recommend it to my best friends and family any chance I get.
John Montenieri
John Montenieri
A fantastic environment for a wide range of activities. Very family friendly, supportive of the local community and also building international bonds.

Northern Colorado Martial Arts Academy

Although many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the tools that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about yourself.

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