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TEEN & ADULT

MARTIAL ARTS AUSTIN 
AGES 11 thru Adult

 STRESS RELIEF, FITNESS, COMMUNITY

Our Teen & Adult martial arts classes taught at our Austin Westlake dojo are a great opportunity to train the body, mind, and spirit. We offer:

  • Teen Only Martial Arts Classes

  • Teen & Adult Combo Martial Arts Classes

  • Adult Only Martial Arts Classes (and Tai Chi classes)

 

Stress Management - Most teens and adults today are bombarded with enormous amounts of stress and pressure. Through our Life Ki-do Martial Arts Curriculum & Personal Development System,  you'll learn practical tools to find a calm and centered mental, emotional, and physical state – the antidote to stress. 

Martial Arts Style - Our martial arts style is a healthy and balanced blend of Systema, Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Self-defense. We find this comprehensive blend helps our students develop a powerful martial arts skillset that can be utilized by complete beginners as well as experienced martial artists. 

Fitness - Imagine moving with the grace and power of a flowing river. In our fun and functional martial arts workout, you'll build lean muscle, improve your balance and coordination, and develop a supple, powerful body – all while learning valuable, practical self-defense skills.

Caring Community - The Teen & Adult class culture is warm, supportive, and fun. Instead of focusing on competition and comparisons, the community encourages you to be YOUR personal best while supporting and encouraging others to do the same. Students rave about being part of such a safe, connected, and caring community.


Austin Teen & Adult Martial Arts

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Having observed my children in class, I decided to get engaged myself by joining the Adult Class I and will say with absolute conviction that Life Ki-do has changed the way I live my life."

—  Students of Life Ki-do

TEEN & ADULT MARTIAL ARTS, JIU JITSU, AND KARATE CLASSES NEARBY

Our Austin Teen and Adult martial arts classes are held year round and are on-going.

Beginners can join any time

AUSTIN WESTLAKE SCHEDULE

CLASS
AGES
DAYS
TIME
Teen
Ages 11-17
Wed
6:05-7pm
Teen
Ages 11-17
Thurs
6:05-7pm
Teen/Adult
Ages 11-Adult
Tues
5:30-6:25pm
Teen/Adult
Ages 16-Adult
Fri
6:05-7pm
Teen/Adult
Ages 11-Adult
Sat
1:50-2:45pm
Adult
Ages 18+
Wed
8:50-9:45am
Tai Chi
Ages 18+
Mon
8:50-9:45am

AUSTIN TEEN AND ADULT MARTIAL ARTS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
FOR THE DOJO & BEYOND

Looking for award-winning Karate, Martial Arts, and Jiu Jitsu classes near you?  Our Martial Arts classes for teens, and adults offer a unique curriculum that blends the best of Systema, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Tai Chi, Qigong, and self-defense training. 

 

But our program goes far beyond martial arts. Our transformative Personal Development system is infused into every class, empowering our students with critical skills to feel their best and perform their best in all areas of life.

Come train alongside friendly and encouraging individuals in a positive and welcoming environment. All levels are welcome and encouraged to learn at their own pace.

Flexible class schedule: Find classes that fit your busy lifestyle.

Ready to unlock your potential? Join us for a complimentary trial class to experience the benefits firsthand.  

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Thanks to your staff my son has become a strong, calm, centered, confident young man.  I fully believe in the transformative powers of your program and recommend it to everyone. You reach down into the heart & soul of the student and through hard work and dedication they become better individuals from the inside out.”

 

—  Robin S.

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GROUND TRAINING

Systema / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Wrestling

Ground training is a crucial component in a comprehensive martial arts program. Our students learn and practice how to fall and roll safely, effective takedowns, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and wrestling techniques, as well as Systema strikes and breaks from the ground. Aside from the practical self-defense benefits, the Systema style ground skills can also greatly enhance a student’s self-confidence and ability “to go with the flow.”

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STAND-UP TRAINING

Karate / Sparring / Systema

We incorporate moves, drills, and freestyle sparring from a variety of martial arts styles so that students may develop stand-up blocking, punching, and kicking skills.

 

However, our emphasis in stand-up training is on the Systema principles of fluidity and partnering that involves mutual care and respect.

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FLOW FORMS

Tai Chi / Qigong / Karate

Students learn the series of individual movements that make up a Traditional Karate Kata as well as the Yang Style Short form of Tai Chi.

The Tai Chi Form & Karate Katas build tremendous body awareness, coordination, strength, and stamina as well mental focus, confidence, and determination.

MARTIAL ARTS STYLES

Martial arts training includes punching, kicking, blocking, take-downs, and wrestling. Some styles focus on one of these elements and at some martial arts schools, you’ll see that focus. So you may only do stand-up striking work or you may only do groundwork. At Life Ki-do, however, we blend all of these elements into our own unique curriculum so that students become well-rounded martial artists.

LIFE KI-DO MARTIAL ARTS STYLES

SYSTEMA

Systema, offered in Austin, Westlake Hills, and South Austin, is a unique martial art that emphasizes natural movement and efficiency through breath training and proper body mechanics. This art teaches students to react instinctively with adaptability, precision, and power. Rather than rigid techniques, Systema focuses on leveraging individual strengths and instinctive reactions, making it an ideal practice for enhancing daily life flow. We are very thankful to bring the transformative experience of Systema to the Austin community. More about Life Ki-do Systema.

KARATE

Karate is an ancient discipline known for its explosive punches, blocks, and kicks. We use both freestyle karate sparring as well as karate katas/forms (a choreographed pattern of movements) to help students develop their karate skills. Freestyle sparring teaches our students problem solving and partnership skills while katas teach focus and discipline. More about Life Ki-do Karate.

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) focuses on ground skills and submission techniques. Unlike many other martial arts, BJJ doesn't rely heavily on striking; instead, it focuses on grappling and positional dominance. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often referred to as the “gentle art” as it focuses more on leverage, technique, and proper body mechanics compared to power and speed, allowing smaller partners to be effective against larger partners. Mpre about Life Ki-do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

TAI CHI

Tai Chi is characterized by slow, flowing movements and deep breathing.  Tai Chi is often referred to as meditation in motion as the practice encourages a calm and centered mind along with a strong and flowing body. We practice the Yang Style short form, the most practiced form throughout the world.

QIGONG

Qigong is designed to help cultivate and circulate your inner energy, power, or qi (pronounced ‘chee’). Qigong utilizes the breath, a strong posture, and an awareness of gathering, circulating, and storing inner power-qi.

SELF-DEFENSE

In addition to learning the simplest and most practical physical self-defense skills, students also develop self-awareness, situational awareness, nervous system regulation, and interpersonal skills to best help diffuse a potential conflict.

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