Meet the gate keepers
Founder, Owner & Head Instructor
Born in '78 Dr. Reverend J Kasemir is a social philosopher, spiritual educator and minister, defense instructor, alchemist, artist, writer, and founder of Muse Academy. She is a Spiritual Guide whose ultimate passion is to liberate spiritualists and the spiritual minded to transform the way they Participate within life, Observe and create their world, and Witness and record their progress within the personal, social, and public spheres. She has established Panthers Gate as one of the pioneering spiritual centers to bring back science and spirituality to the holistic trichotomy of the Body, Mind, and Spirit of metaphysics and martial arts.As a teacher of teachers, she is respected for her founding of the interdisciplinary studies in Metaphysical philosophies and practices, services to her communities, and support of our future spiritual educators. Her honest and transparent style of teaching through critical discernment and Socratic methods has established her as a genuine voice for the spiritual renaissance. Her students constantly experience the burning of calcination confronting their challenges, obstacles, and hard to grasp emotions that many shy away from - allowing for spiritual breakthroughs that free them from the chains of the past. Her unique approach to mirror and show those who she works with, the energy and intent they create in the world, enables expansion of each persons true vision to see clear, and truly begin authentic deep rooted transformation, that is permanent.
With a diverse and eclectic experience mentoring, healing, and instructing thousands of people from a behind the veil approach, she has enabled people from all backgrounds and ages to experience profound healing and self-awareness. She serves from a non-authoritative position to truly transform the individual resulting in a change from transactional living, to authentic being. Her unconventional and unparalleled methods nurture, guide, and develop each students communication with the self, others, and the spirit world that can not be currently achieved by other means.
As a disabled Army veteran service member, who had served to help many patients entering and exiting this world as a medic, she developed a service heart that understands sacrifice through expectations. Her inquisitive search for truth behind suffering and self-manifestation only was fueled by her studies in philosophy, parapsychology, theocentric psychology, and Ministry. Taking nearly 30 years of Self-Defense experience, training and teaching, she has honed in her perception into the fears and reservations within the individual and mass consciousness, to discover those deep seeded truths that are the hidden key to unlocking our potential.
She is spiritual seer and medicine woman unlike any other, and demonstrates a Humility of the Soul and eye of the heart that can only be gained by those who truly have experienced the death and rebirth of the self.
Her process and life is not for the feint of heart but for the aspiring Spiritual Warrior.
“You are where you are, not because of where you have been, but because of where you are going"...
..."Our lives, my life, is one in the same but from a different perspective. We are all connected and our separation from others due to self-worth, is only half the picture and is therefore destructive, just as our connection to everything but our life-built foundation. It isn't until we better our matter that we transform our world. Our world is of our creation, we only need to realize that NOW is a tree in a much, much, larger growing forest.
Interdisciplinary training, from physical, mental, and emotional, to the spiritual and beyond. Teaching and training others through self-defense, meditation techniques, awareness, and psychic development she enhances ones voice, vision, and veneration.
Through healing, guided meditation, and communication, she connects the heart.
As a Root Medicine Woman with many modalities at her resource, she helps to Grow ones Roots, Will, and Identity.
Through the Holistic process of all works, the passion of liberation for the human spirit is done one being at a time.
Owner, IT Manager, & Instructor
Born December 11th, 1983, Jonathan Kasemir is an engineering physicist, inventor, pilot, defense instructor, artist, writer, and sound healer. As a Longmont, Colorado native he has an appreciation for the beauty of the Rockies, even after serving in the U.S. Navy for 6 years, traveling throughout most of Europe from Spain and Germany to Czech Republic, the Island of Crete, and under the North pole. He studied Engineering Physics, Computer Science, and Japanese at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has a passion for inventing things that benefit people's search for spiritual enlightenment and practices. He loves the physicality of the Martial Arts and the peacefulness in teaching Tai Chi. He loves seeing people happy and feeling accomplished so he strives to find what brings the potential out in people and motivates them to improve. He speaks Japanese, enjoys Anime and a good Japanese conversation, and the honorifics that follow.
Tayler April Lane
Owner, IT Manager, & Instructor
Born April 6th, 1992 Tayler is the right hand lady of Panthers Gate. She is the flame of the candle, lighting up the room where ever she goes! When she isn't teaching, she is creating. Head of creating visions of the future, she handles marketing and events. She loves seeing people have a good time and being expressive. Studying Herbal Alchemy, and having a love for the outdoors, she is always interested in the healing ways of nature. Artist and designer, she loves ideas and a positive conversation that manifests greatness the the beautiful world she loves. When working with others in teaching martial arts or Tai Chi, she sets people at ease and provides a safe place for people to be authentic and heal through training. If you wish to feel the beautiful creative force of Nature then she is your girl!
Owner and Head Instructor 8 Hands Martial Arts in Broomfield (Panthers Gate)
Born February 12th, 1983 Alex is known as the big brother in the company. All around fun guy and millennial, he is the chaos in the room. Studied martial arts with his family and realized his passion for art and fitness. He knew Martial Arts was a lifestyle and career choice early on, and with guidance he aspired to become the head of his own school, helping to further develop the Interdisciplinary style of IMA. As a creator and innovator he has a passion for helping people find there natural gifts in training. If you want a little more fun in the art and to have an unconventional approach to learning he is the one we recommend. From the west coast, Alex came to Colorado to follow his mentor Rev J to see what unlocking his potential could create. He now after nine years of dedication and perseverance, owns and operates 8 Hands Martial arts, the brother affiliate branch of Panthers Gate, down in Broomfield.
Born May 2nd 1992, Jon is mostly quiet and reflective, taking a methodical, down-to-earth perspective on the art with a touch of wiliness and wit. He’s drawn to the arts with interest as it provides a central focus and uniting body for various aspects of life: self-improvement through the discipline of body and mind; self-discovery through the rigor of learning and competition; art and expression through the grace of movement; and knowledge through the science and theory of self-defense and combat. He has a background in Taekwondo, training for 6 years before eventually finding a singular style too limiting. So he has been here with us for 1½ years, and continues to learn and grow with the rest of our students.
Background: 1st Dan with honors, Jung Kim’s Martial Arts Academy, Spokane WA
"Be swift and formless as the wind; close and silent as the forest. In attack, consume like a flame; in defense, stand like the mountain. Let your plans be as impenetrable as the night, and when you strike, fall like a thunderbolt." – Sun Tzu (can be truncated to the last line for brevity's sake)
ACSM Theripist, Instructor
Sang P. Nguyen
Born November 18th, 1994 Sang is an avid communicator and excellent listener, speaking French, Vietnamese, and some Japanese. He enjoys doing Volunteer work and helping out humanity, such as volunteering at Karen Nelson Ministries to feed the homeless, and Broomfield Depot Museum as a docent and artifact preservationist. He is American Red Cross Certified for CPR/AED, and is Accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine, in exercise Science from the Metropolitan State University of Denver Colorado. Considered a scholar of human performance and biology, he is motivated in enhancing the health and vitality of people, seeking improvement in performance capabilities and athleticism. He also has a passion for fine teas and loves discussing the art of steeping. "Fall down seven times, stand up Eight" is his way of saying never give up.
Shingo H. Brann
Artist, Story Teller, Instructor
Born April 23th, 1992, Shingo is a artist from the West Coast, who aspires to make people laugh and stay focused on the positive things in life. Practicing Buddhist, he maintains a keen eye for the needs of others. Focusing on keeping people engaged and finding common ground, he brings people together with very little effort. Creative and attracted to moving art, you're likely to see him doing sidewalk art, murals, and sketches, if he is not teaching martial arts. He received a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Wilderness Guide, Reiki Practioner, Instructor
Born December 1st, 1991, Frank studied recreation, fishery and wildlife management, and biology at Paul Smith College in Brighton New York, where he was the president of Mindfulness and Meditation. He has guided many through the Adirondack Park. He is Leave No Trace, Wilderness first aid, and CPR Certified. As an East Coast Native he has moved to the Rockies to study Shamanism, and answer the calling of being a Spiritual Warrior, to help return people back to the state of nature, and to encourage balance between the life of humanity as a spiritual collective, with its tending of Nature on Mother Earth. He is a 3rd level Reiki Practitioner, outdoors man, and martial arts instructor. "One should heal thyself to illuminate the path there to guide others into healing themselves." As an advocate of deep introspection, and mindfulness, he believes we all can heal the world through healing from within first.
"and into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul" John Muir