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It’s been 25 years since Sensei Jonathan Hewitt, founder of Life Ki-do, first started teaching martial arts at our Austin Westlake dojo , our Life Ki-do headquarters. Since then he has worked with thousands of kids, teens, and adults including quite a few who started taking classes with him at age 4 and who are now in college or beyond! 


In 2015 we opened our Lakeway dojo , our second location, in the heart of Lakeway serving the Lake Travis, Bee Caves, Spicewood, and Steiner communities. Our family-friendly approach is the perfect fit for this growing family-centered part of town. 


Our South Austin satellite location is a terrific option if you live further south. Here we offer Life Ki-do Capoeira classes on Wednesday afternoons for kids Kindergarten through 5th Grade. 


We have also presented Life Ki-do Martial Arts and Life Education workshops and classes at a great number of public and private schools around the greater Austin area. During the school year, we offer ongoing weekly classes at Athena Montessori as well as WAYA pre-school.


No matter where you take Life Ki-do classes, we guarantee the class will be taught by one of our team of expert instructors specialized in our award-winning Martial Arts curriculum and our unique mindfulness and social-emotional learning system. 


SPRING BREAK - All locations will be closed Mon 3/16 - Sat, 3/21.


“I have lived all over the U.S. and overseas and I have never found a more unique mix of focused instruction with appreciation for internal awareness. No matter how I feel when I walk into the dojo, I always leave feeling more grounded, strong, and energized. I am impressed with the sense of community, spirit and energy at Life Ki-do. It is a rare treasure and I am grateful that both my kids and I can practice and participate in this community.”


—  Krista, Parent of two students and a student herself

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