About Us


Austin Kenpo Karate was established in 1980 and has been providing full time professional martial arts training now for over 35 years. Our success is a direct result of the quality of training we provide. When we opened thirty-five years ago the martial arts market consisted mostly of adult male students. Since then martial arts has grown tremendously and has touched so many lives. It has been our ability to grow with the needs of Austin that has made us such a success for so many years. The Austin Martial arts community has seen much advancement and has survived several martial art fads over the last 25 years and together we will survive many more to come.

Austin Kenpo Karate has been and will continue to provide the best the martial arts have to offer. I haven’t found anything better for self-development than Martial arts training.

Thank you for your support over the last three decades Sifu Jeff Schroder.

Kenpo is a unique and versatile martial art - a system that utilizes traditional and modern training methods. The Kenpo practioner uses the rounded fluid motions of Chinese Kung Fu and the hard linear strikes of Japanese Karate to create self-defense techniques, form exercises and free-fighting combinations.

Belt levels are attained with thorough training, intensive attention to technique and devotion to study. Belt ranks are generally achieved at a slower pace than other styles of karate due to the strict standards put forth by the Chinese Kenpo Karate Association (CKKA) and its founders in order for the student to gain an unsurpassed knowledge and appreciation of the art of Kenpo Karate.




I come to you with only Karate, my empty hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my prinicples or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong, then these are my weapons, Karate, my empty hands.