Meet Mr. Mueller


Meet Mr. Mueller

This week we want to do a special highlight post for our owner and namesake of Mueller’s Martial Arts, Mr. Sean Mueller! Sean began his taekwondo journey when he was 14 years old. He had back problems when he was young and his chiropractor suggested he train in Martial Arts to strengthen the bones and muscles. He began training in Conifer, Colorado, and instantly fell in love with the sport. 

For the next two years, Sean trained and eventually became a junior instructor. He found his confidence in training other kids in taekwondo by taking his knowledge and teaching it to others. He found passion in teaching others how to take their anger, anxiety, and other negative emotions and train it into something positive instead.  By age 16 he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life, train and teach Martial Arts. 

At 18 after he graduated high school, Sean was given an offer to teach taekwondo for a living. With any first step towards a dream, there came a lot of ups and downs, and during that time he learned and grew as a person. At one point he stepped away from teaching completely but was always called back to it because teaching Martial Arts was what he was meant to do. Over the years he taught and trained for several different schools in several different organizations. Eventually, he found his home in Lakewood and joined as a member of the National Martial Arts Alliance.

In 2019, Sean opened his first school, Mueller’s Martial Arts in Lakewood. He started with six loyal students that had the same drive as him to become successful. The groundwork was laid with a family atmosphere training to become the best Martial Artists they could be. By the end of the year, the school was growing organically and looked like it had a bright future ahead. Then in March of 2020, COVID-19 hit. 

The world shut down along with Mueller’s Martial Arts. Classes were moved to online only. It was one of the most challenging periods for everyone, especially for in-person fitness classes. Knowing that he needed to pivot, Sean combined schools with his long-time friend and fellow Martial Artist, Micah Martin. Micah trained with Sean in Confier when they were young, and owned a taekwondo school in Lakewood too. They joined together and made it through COVID. 

Mueller’s Martial Arts is now in the heart of the Lakewood community working hard to impact as many lives as possible. Sean has always thought of the school as the Island of Misfit Toys, and a place where all are welcome, especially those that don’t usually fit in. Sean’s story is one of resilience, hard work, and perseverance against all odds. He never gave up on his dreams, and that is something he works to teach every single day to his students.

To learn more about Mueller’s Martial Arts, click here.