Can you post links to the websites of the schools you are referring to? (Even if they aren't karate; although this is about Karate, I would like to know the full scope of the options available to me). Also, keep in mind that I'm trying to keep this as close to home as possible; Boulder and/or Lafayette are both doable, but really not preferred.
Originally Posted by u1ysses
I know http://www.eastonbjj.com/ is a legit, solid place to train from second-hand sources, and it has four locations. They have a free intro.
http://www.boulderjudo.org/ has a free month of training plus a single private lesson, which is a pretty awesome deal, imo.
In Broomfield, there's: http://www.pancrase.us/Martial%20Arts%20Training.htm but I don't know anything about them.
There are a lot of others if you just go to maps.google.com, type in Broomfield, CO and then a number of approved arts from here - boxing, muay thai, kick boxing, etc.
You will probably spend several years getting any good at a particular art. It's worth the time to make sure you're picking something that's effective and matches your training, and hell - let's say it, aesthetic preferences. Do the free trial circuit.
http://www.pancrase.us/ this school has a pretty good reputation from what I hear.