Sifu Schroder, a 3rd degree black belt, is a very warm, helpful instructor who challenges his students without ever being discouraging. Students also benefit from several other black belts (1st degree - 10th degree) who attend classes regularly and help with instruction.
Classes are generally structured with 30 min. stretching & yoga, 30 min. of basics, calisthenics & sparring, then 30 minutes of form & technique training. Class content varies from day to day, which keeps the training interesting and exciting.
Kenpo is an ancient art combining the circular fluid motions of Chinese kung-fu with the hard, linear movements of Japanese karate.
Having no prior martial arts instruction, I joined Austin Kenpo Karate to get into shape and gain coordination. After two years with Sifu Schroder, I feel great about myself, my body and my health, and I look forward to kenpo class nearly every day.
Pros: expert instructors, practical techniques, central location
Cons: no weight training