Austin Karate For Kids
Our locally owned dojo, established in March, 2008, is the only dojo in Austin to offer traditional Shotokan karate to students ages 5 to adult in our South, Central and North Austin locations.
Our program, taught by passionate, caring and supportive internationally accredited instructors, emphasizes the physical, emotional and mental training of each student at age, fitness and skill appropriate levels. At Austin Karate for Kids, our students are NOT just another face: we strive to know EACH student PERSONALLY by name, personality, skill level and expecations, so that they can benefit the most from our program.
We are NOT a commercial dojo! We DON'T have registration or belt exam fees. We strongly believe that belts should be EARNED (not bought!). Every one of our students progresses at their own pace, through hard-work, patience, perseverance and personal growth, to earn their next belt. Our philosophy is that karate is a life-long, life-changing journey, A WAY OF LIFE.
Watching our students develop through training skills that will serve them not only in the dojo, but on their daily lives: focus, discipline, confidence, team spirit, respectful attitude, leadership, strength of character, the desire to always do the RIGHT thing, the RIGHT way, EVERY TIME.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First, I like to know my student's character, motivation and expectations and then, start working from there, to help him/her reach his/her goals. We're always beginning with basics (the "a, b, c" of karate): breathing, stances, blocks, punches, kicks etc. and evolving to more advanced stuff once the basics are mastered.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I started training in traditional Shotokan Karate back in 1990, in my native country, Romania and earned my black belt in 1997. I started teaching around the same time and never stopped since, continuing after I moved to United States. In March, 2008, I founded Austin Karate for Kids.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Our tuition is $85/month and includes all the aspects of the instruction. Our philosophy is that belts have to be EARNED, not bought - therefore we don't charge any belt exam fees.
Also, there's NO registration fee.