Kickboxing & Tai Chi

Monday and Wednesday nights
7:00 p.m.

Tai Chi
Saturday mornings
10:30 a.m.

Martial Arts Teacher: Reto Messmer
These classes are held in person in the studio only. Please arrive a few minutes before the class start time.

Tai Chi is free through our nonprofit, Sala Reach
Donations welcomed, any amount: $1, $5, $10. We appreciate your support and your donations help make this class possible. This class is best for ages 13 years and older.

Payment: sliding scale $5-$15
A martial arts work out for all genders, recommended for ages 13 years to adults. Younger students are welcome to try it out.

These classes (and all of our classes) are offered freely particularly for:

  • Recovery Support, coping with post traumatic stress or coping with addiction in a family system
  • Veterans and family members
  • Law enforcement officers and first responders
  • Teens

Donations are appreciated. Along with small grants, they help make these classes possible.

Reto Messmer brief martial arts bio
  • Training in Judo and Boxing in the seventies
  • starting in 1981 training in Kung Fu under Master Chow Kok Yeng from Chin Woo school Ipoh, Malaysia
  • 1987 Training at Wushu Teachers University in Jinan, Shandong province, China
  • Member of Swiss National Wushu Team
  • Participating at many martial arts and kickboxing tournaments in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria
  • Best rankings 6th at European kickboxing championship, 2nd at Swiss open Tae kwon do championships 1988
  • Training in Choy Lee Fat kung fu, Win Chun Kung Fu and Muay Thai 
  • Teaching at South Side Spa, Taos Spa and Tennis club, UNM, his own studio in Arroyo Seco and Arroyo Seco community center since 1994
  • Teaching two years at Defendu Studio, Taos, and for five years at NOLA Bjj in New Orleans
  • Teaching Tai chi in Taos since 1996, having been taught by Master Chow Kok Yeng
Reto and sword form