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Established in 1975

Grand Master Larry E. Klahn and Master Pamela A. Mihm

Grand Master Klahn was truly a renaissance man. He left a legacy of honor, accomplishments, work ethic, deep knowledge of martial arts and tactical skills, genuine care and concern for his students and friends, generosity, and a heart of gold.

by Master Pamela Mihm:

It had been my distinct privilege to be Master Klahn’s student for 35 years; I am not only proud to carry on his legacy, but feel a responsibility to continue sharing the knowledge & skills that people need to be safe. I’ve been teaching martial arts and the W.I.S.E. program for the last 25 years. I currently hold a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a brown belt in Judo. 

In November 2023, I became the owner of Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy. I’m very humbled and touched by the dedication, commitment, and the true display of the Tenets of Tae Kwon Do by the the team of black belts & students who have kept this school going in the months since Master Klahn passed away.

In March of 2022, a small contingency of black belts decided that we needed to try to continue, despite the heavy odds against us. We put in place a schedule of classes, worked extremely hard, and believed in ourselves. We do what we know, and we know that it works. We are pleased to be gaining our footing, and seeing the growth we believed in. 

Stay tuned – photos and bios of our active instructors will be posted on our website soon.



Courtesy, Humility, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, Indomitable Spirit


In October of 2021 we lost Master Klahn to complications of the Corona virus. His loss was felt far and wide. See a small glimpse of his accomplishments below:

  • Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame:
  • August 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Inducted into the National Police Hall of Fame in 1987
  • Developed:  W.I.S.E. (Women Initiating Safe Environments) 1980
  • T.A.A.C.T (Tactical Assessment And Controlling Techniques) 1982
  • C.Q.C. (Close Quarters Combat)  developed for the United States Army Reserve in 2005 and trained 1000+ troops at Fort McCoy prior to deployment.

Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy offers traditional Martial Arts instruction & other specialized self defense programs


Training in:

Tae Kwon-do, Hapki-do, Judo, Boxing

Women’s Self Defense – W.I.S.E.

Weapons training

Home Security


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Phone 608-784-9900