White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo

White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo

5.0 (3)
13 years in business

About this pro

Traditional Okinawan Martial Arts! We teach Karate, Kobudo ( weapons ) and Tuite ( Grappling ) and practical Self Defense. We're a small dojo of dedicated martial artists. Many of our students are adults returning to training after a hiatus or were looking for a more open and practical training environment. No strings or contracts. Just serious, yet fun, training. Our tag is "Practical Defense for the everyday world." We don't live in an 80's action movie and this dojo doesn't follow trends. We have fun, study skills that follow us in life.

It's not my job, so it's not work. I want students not customers because this is what I love and have been studying for over 3 decades. I love having the opportunity to pass on a system that has been paseed down for generations. Come train!

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Austin, TX 78759
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Bridget Cournoyer

    This is a great group of hard working, fun loving martial artists! You get a great workout, learn tradition, meet people from all over the world AND have a great time while you're at it. The tradition of Okinawan karate paired with the skills of the instructor and assistants makes for an all-around amazing experience. Very highly recommend this school to anyone looking for karate classes!!

  • Drew Kidder

    White Rock Kenshinkan teaches traditional karate in a relaxed, Austin style. The classes are fairly small so there are many opportunities to dive deep into the techniques and history that is taught and to really study the art of karate. There are several black belts of varying skill levels to give a good mix of instruction, and there is a good amount of time to work on the various techniques at each skill level. Many students also have experience with, or even black belts in, another martial style. WRKK incorporates traditional karate, self-defense (tuite), and weaponry (kobudo) into a complete package. Tradition is observed and taught (including using proper Okinawan terminology and etiquette) without it becoming onerous and simply a method to enforce uniformity. WRKK enjoys a rich connection to the Honbu dojo in Okinawa, with many opportunities to train with and learn from our Grandmaster Fusei Kise, his son Isao Kise (the current president of our federation), and other high-ranking experts in this style of karate on a wide variety of subjects. WRKK is not a "McDojo" - the instructors strive to ensure that all students not only know how to perform the techniques but also truly understand them at their current level before moving on to the next. At WRKK, you don't just "learn" karate moves or techniques - you study them. We have fun, we train hard, we ask questions, and we seek to train the best martial artists that we can at any skill level. Stop on by and observe a class or two, or better yet: jump on in and join us! You'll be glad you did!

  • Zach Lindsey

    Very direct, no-nonsense style. He jokingly calls it ‘lazy man’s karate’ bit that makes it sound like there is no skill or art to it. It’s just that he teaches you to make the most of your energy, and do so without wasted flourishes. It’s definitely traditional in the kata which I also really liked. I’m not taking classes there now because I go to school in San Marcos so I can’t make it up there in time, but I’d love to go back. If I don’t get to go back, I still feel like I benefitted a lot. I think the best thing I learned is to get over my nervousness and fight inside.



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We'll discuss what you're looking for from training. If karate isn't right for you, I'll point you in the right direction. If you want to join, I'll set you up with reasonable expectations and let you get to speed in a way that will make it comfortable until you are ready to plunge in. I encourage you to talk and train with the other students so you can get an idea of what the future holds, as well.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I've been studying martial arts for over 30 years but only started teaching 11 years ago. I study martial arts and it's not a business. I'm still learning and polishing, as well.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

You can try it for 2 weeks, free. $85/month no contracts or strings. Discounts for family, friends and Fire/Police/Military


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try all the classes you can. Figure out what's most important and ask questions! If they charge for trials or have contracts, move on...