Vision Quest Martial Arts

We are the SAFEST place to be!

Moving Forward ...

Hello Vision Quest Families!


Wow, has it been a whirlwind of a year! We closed our doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic almost exactly a year ago. Like most of you, the Milliken Family has had to embrace change, ups and downs, loss and lessons learned during this time. Mr. Milliken is currently finishing up his Graduate Degree in Business Analytics: Cyber Security. His entire career he has focused on keeping people safe physically and emotionally and has now had the realization that technology is a real threat. He is hoping to bring his new knowledge back to the dojo to add another component of how we can keep ourselves and our children safe. Ms. Shannon is working full time for the Colorado Department of Education from home, with a 3.5 year old toddler that has more sass than you can imagine right next to her. However, both she and Nick are grateful for the additional time they have been able to spend with Kaylee and each other during this mandatory time at home. Sadly, we lost Nick's sister in October, who was diagnosed about four years ago with a Glioblastoma (brain cancer). She had beaten the odds and lived a full additional four years, when the life expectancy is 12-18 months and helped her family persevere in the loss of her son and our nephew, Tyler at just the age of 14 to a rare form of osteosarcoma in 2018. While we miss Tiffany dearly, we find peace in knowing that she gets to be with her son again. We can honestly say that in November 2020, we hit rock bottom and struggled physically and emotionally after the toll that this pandemic had taken on us.


However, once you hit rock bottom, the only direction to go is up. With a light at the end of the tunnel and knowing that in June/July 2021, everyone who would like, will have the opportunity to be vaccinated, we have decided that it is time to make some changes to our business model. After long discussions as a family and as business owners, we know that our current model worked extremely well for our families, prior to COVID-19, however, we all know that even as the dust settles, we are not going back to the way things were before COVID-19. With that being said, we are needing to make some changes to our schedule and policies/practices to continue serving our amazing families who have been on this roller coaster ride with us and to encourage those who decided to leave, whether it was due to safety reasons, financial decisions, etc. to come back through our doors.


We are excited about the feedback we received during the three town hall meetings we hosted. We did settle on a schedule that we hope will work for our families. Please know that this schedule is open to changing once more people are vaccinated and we hear from public health officials that it is safe to change policies moving forward.


We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your trust, loyalty and compassion as we have had to navigate through the constant changes and the not knowing what is next, this past year. We were able to keep our doors open because of YOU! We have always felt that our Vision Quest Family was special and this last year was without a doubt, a living testament that our community is truly, one of a kind!


We look forward to being able to continue serving you and your families and hope to see you all real soon!


Dedicated to your success,

Mr. Milliken and Ms. Shannon

New Schedule

Our new schedule will start Monday. March 29, 2021! We are excited to go to a cohort model, which will allow us to reach out to previous Vision Quest students and offer them a safe environment for them to start training again. This cohort model allows for Vision Quest staff and administration to monitor any exposure and the contact of students and families (if there were ever a COVID-19 breakout) as well as open up some space in the schedule for Mr. Bertin to work one on one with families and/or individuals who are not quite ready to immerse themselves in a class with mixed households but still would like to train. While this cohort model doesn't offer as much flexibility as our past schedule, we are very excited that we will get to continue to keep our doors open and welcome past and new students through them, safely! We will be monitoring public health safety guidelines closely and will continue to stay open to scheduling ideas as we move forward.
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Schedule Sign Up

You may have already heard from our office staff, Ms. Tamia, who will be calling each of you to schedule a one-on-one meeting to meet with Ms. Shannon to discuss any questions or concerns you have about the new schedule or policies/processes moving forward. It is also during this time that you will sign up for your cohort. These classes will start after the March test. We will be closed the week of March 22nd-26th to ensure all Vision Quest staff is properly trained on these new policies and procedures moving forward. The new schedule and cohort classes will start Monday, March 29th, 2021.

Important Dates

Testing - March 15th - March 19th (during class time)

CLOSED - March 20th - March 28th

New Cohort Classes Start - Monday, March 29th

Our New Scheduling Assistant

We are excited to try out a new piece of technology to help us organize our communications! We currently have our office staff working from home, which means there may be a delay in answering voicemails. Please use email addresses to communicate with Mr. Berin or Ms. Shannon. For questions regarding classes, curriculum, testing, equipment, etc. please contact Mr. Bertin (mrbertin9@gmail.com). For administrative questions or school policies, please contact Ms. Shannon (shannonmillikenvq@gmail.com).


You can also submit an inquiry via our website (www.vqmartialarts.com). Please allow 24 hours for a response during the work week and 48 hours on a weekend.


COMING SOON! In order to set up a meeting with Mr. Bertin or Ms. Shannon, you will be able to visit our scheduling assistant website to do the following:


- Set up meetings with Mr. Bertin or Ms. Shannon (COMING SOON!)

- Book a private/family lesson (COMING SOON!)


We will share the link with you all when it is up and ready to go!


NOTE: Mr. Bertin is stretched thin between teaching, cleaning and taking care of personal needs (we want him to remember to BREATHE!) Please do not ask to meet with him in between classes. He has set aside specific time/office hours for you to schedule a meeting time. This way he is able to give you his full, undivided attention!

Policy and Procedure Reminders

Drop and go - do not come early to class and do not be late picking students up

There is no waiting/watching inside - You can login to the Zoom meetings to watch classes

Wear a mask at all times that covers your mouth and nose

Use hand sanitizer before and after class

We will always follow Boulder County Public Health Guidelines

We are cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting between every class

We are doing a deep clean at least once in-between a series of classes

New Billing Company

We have a new billing company called Zen Planner. This company recently took over AAC. Starting in March 2021, you will see charges on your cards from either Zen Planner or Card Pointe moving forward. If you do not see a charge come out in March, please contact Ms. Shannon immediately to prevent any late fees.

Always, Dedicated To Your Succes!