Schools Serviced

Hours of Operation/Holidays

Tuition & Fees

School Policies

Forms & Paperwork

Austin Kenpo Karate offers after school pickup services from local public and private schools. Our after school program, like our core Martial Arts curriculum, follows our unique training regiment which maximizes the student’s ability to learn. It is our goal to develop each and every student to his or her full potential.

Our Martial Arts training curriculum consists of American Kenpo Karate, Lung Chi Quan Kung Fu and Jiu Jitsu. Combining these three systems, our program offers a wide variety of self-defense applications and a unique format for developing self-confidence, self-respect, self-discipline and self-esteem.

However, we can only service a certain number of schools at one time, depending on their location. Each year our route is subject to change according to student enrollment. We encourage you to register by May 1st to secure your school for the following year. We currently operate a 24-passenger shuttle bus and a 15-passenger shuttle bus. As this program grows we may purchase an additional bus to expand our route. In order to add a school to our route we require commitment from at least 5 students from that school.

Due to time restraints we are unable to pickup from schools located east of IH-35. If your school is currently not listed and you would like for us to set up a stop at your school please email Sifu Schroder at or call 512-459-1806 and we can discuss adding your school to our route.


1): Ridgetop Elementary. 5505 Caswell Avenue 78751.
2): Lee Elementary. 3308 Hampton Road 78705.
3): Austin Discovery. 8509 FM 969 78724.
4): Bryker Woods Elementary. 3309 Kerbey Lane 78703.
5): Gullet Elementary. 6310 Treadwell Blvd 78757.
6): Brentwood Elementary. 6700 Arroyo Seco 78757.
7): Wooten Elementary. 1406 Dale 78757.
8): Pillow Elementary. 3025 Cross-Creek Drive 78757.
9): Pickle Elementary. 1101 Wheatley Avenue 78752.
10): Brown Elementary. 505 W. Anderson Lane 78752.
11): Reilly Elementary. 405 Denson Drive 78752.
12): Doss Elementary at Lucy Read (#15).

13): Hill Elementary. 8601 Tallwood Drive 78759

14): Heart Elementary. 8301 Furness. 78753

15): Lucy Read Pre-K. 2608 Richcreek Rd. 78757.

1): Hyde Park Elementary. 3901 Speedway 78751.
2): St Andrews. 1112 West 31 st St 78705.
3): St. Francis. 300 Huntland Drive 78752
4): St. Austin. 1911 San-Antonio Street 78751.
5): The Isely School. 2301 Shoal Creek Blvd 78705.
6): All Saints. 209 West 27 th Street 78705.
7): The Children’s School. 2825 Hancock Dr. Ste. 104 78731.
8): Odyssey Schools. 4407 Red River Street 78751.
9): Kirby Hall. 306 West 29 th Street 78705.
10): Good Shepherd. 2206 Exposition Blvd 78703.
11): LE Lycee Francais. 1507 North Street 78756.

12): Redeemer. 1500 West Anderson Lane 78757.

1):Lamar Middle School

First day of school: August 20, 2018.
Last day of school A.I.S.D: May 24, 2019. (Unless bad weather days are used)
Hours of operation: 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm.

If AISD is closed due to weather we will also be closed. Our studio will follow the same high standards of safety when it comes to student transportation.

We will be providing all day care for all We will provide all day care for the following AISD holidays, IF a minimum number of students enroll. Students can bring their own lunch, or can participate in the lunch program for $8 per day. We do have snacks and refreshments available in the lobby vending machines. There is an additional $39.00 fee per day for AISD holidays in which the student attends. Student drop off time is 8:00 am. Earlier times can be arranged for an additional fee of $25 per half hour.

We DO pick up on early release days, at no additional charge, for elementary schools only. If you intend on picking up your child on this day, please treat it as any other pick up day and notify us by noon at the latest.

Austin Kenpo Karate is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Please contact us regarding private school holiday schedules.

Austin Independent School District

  • 09/03/18: Labor Day

  • 10/08/18: Student Holiday

  • 11/ 18 - 23 /18: Thanksgiving Break

  • 12/21/18 - 01/01/19: Winter Break

  • 01/02/19: Closed for Staff Development

  • 01/21/19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • 02/18/19: Student Holiday (Bad Weather Makeup Day)

  • 03/ 18 - 22 /19: Spring Break

  • 04/19/19: Student Holiday (Bad Weather Makeup Day)

Austin Kenpo Karate is proud to say that we have been in business in Austin for over thirty
five years. We have been able operate a successful school because of our high standards of
training and our cost efficient programs. Like every business we do operate on a budget.
We count on you the parent and student to pay your tuition on time and adhere to your
contractual obligations to ensure we meet our responsibilities. For that reason we have
established the following policies concerning payment and tuition fees.

Payments for the after school program can be paid in full or on a monthly basis. If you choose to pay monthly we require that you set up your monthly payments on a credit card or check card (with a Visa or MasterCard logo). All tuition payments are due on the first of the month (Sept-May). Full monthly payments are expected regardless of scheduled holidays or closures, because they are taken into account when calculating our rates. Tuition prices are based upon a full year or semester-only enrollment (see below).

The following penalties will be assessed in the event that the student(s) does not complete
their enrollment through the end of the school year or semester: (1) a fee equal to an
additional full month’s tuition at non-discounted rate; AND (2) a fee equal to the total
discount received for all months paid, based on full year enrollment (if applicable). We
cannot accept payments for partial months based on student’s attendance. 

Please note: When student(s) prematurely cancel their contract the spot that was reserved for
them typically goes unfilled. The fees we assess do not completely cover this unexpected loss
in revenue, even when it is filled partially. Additionally, every year we will add or delete
schools due to enrollment based upon these contracts. Please adhere to your contract as you
expect us to adhere to ours. Although we realize there are extenuating life circumstances
beyond your control, cancellation due to convenience, enrollment in a new sport, etc., are not
considered extenuating. Keep these possibilities in mind before enrolling in our program. If
you are unsure, consider stopping by with your child to observe a class and/or register them in
an introductory course prior to enrollment. You may also schedule an appointment to meet
with Sifu Jeff Schroder to discuss the program.
Since students will attend classes partially for the month of August, the fee for those two weeks
will be (August 20-31) $168.00.

Monthly Tuition (Based on Annual Enrollment)**:
5 Day Program ............................................................. $322.95 per month.
3 Day Program ............................................................. $268.95 per month.
2 Day Program ............................................................. $253.95 per month.

Monthly Tuition: (Based on Semester-Only Enrollment)**:
5 Day Program ............................................................. $370.95 per month.
3 Day Program ............................................................. $304.95 per month.
2 Day Program ............................................................. $268.95 per month.

**15% Discount on Tuition Only for Second Child. (Equal to or less than rate for first child.)

Late Payment Fees
There will be a $25.00 late fee for payments that are not received by the due date, including returned checks and automatic payments that are declined. All returned check fees charged to Austin Kenpo Karate will be added to this late fee. If you are having trouble meeting your financial obligations you may be able to avoid late fee penalties if you speak to Mr. Schroder prior to your due date.

We have structured our rates to be competitive with local day care providers and at the same time offer a high quality martial arts program at very reasonable rates. Please understand that you are receiving after school care as well as martial arts training.

Registration Fees
There is a $49.95 registration fee for RETURNING students with a uniform, or $79.95 for NEW students without a uniform, due when you enroll, along with the first month’s tuition, and is charged once per school year. This registration fee secures your child’s placement in our program and covers administrative costs. However, it is waived for students who are enrolled in the first semester that renew for the second semester. The registration fee is non-refundable.

Additional Fees
Late Pick Up Fees: Due to daily school operations students must be picked up by 6:00 pm. Students who are picked up late will incur a $10.00 fee for every 15 minutes after the first offense, which will be charged to the card on file. If a late pick up is needed, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. However, in order for us to do so you should let us know in advance.

Failure to notify Austin Kenpo Karate of your child’s absence by noon of the day the child
is supposed to be picked up, or a child that is present but misses the bus because they do
not arrive at the bus stop by the scheduled time, will result in a $25.00 fee. We must notify
the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in writing every time we leave
without a child that is scheduled to be picked up.

Registration Deadlines
Current and previously enrolled student registration begins 02/01/18.
Open registration begins 03/01/18.

We are expecting this program to be full before the end of the summer. In order to secure your child’s placement we encourage enrolling as soon as possible. However, we will continue accepting registrations until the program is full.


Student Pickup Policy

A designated adult must sign out all students. Please sign your child out every day. We understand that this may seem inconvenient; however for your child’s safety we will not allow them to meet you outside after class. We realize that there may be extenuating circumstances and you may need to pick up your child early, but please call ahead and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We will NOT release your child to anyone that is not listed on the authorized pickup list. This is accordance with the law and for your child’s safety. We will also require a valid I.D for anyone we are not familiar with, even though they are on the pickup list.

School Etiquette and Discipline Practices
A big part of our program is promotion of self-respect and self-discipline. Every student is expected to treat each other and their instructors with respect. We run a disciplined program and every student is required to participate in the Martial Arts portion of class. Students are expected to bow before entering and leaving the workout area. Students are expected to be suited out and charts turned in no later than 5 minutes before class. We have one water break during class; students may not drink water out of turn or any time during class besides the regular break. Once class begins students may not leave the workout area without permission. In order to run a safe and beneficial program students are expected to follow the instructions of their teacher - we refer to it as the listen and learn rule. Students who misbehave during class will be asked to do pushups or some other form of exercise punishment. If the behavior continues they will be put in a timeout horse stance. Any further misconduct will result in the student being dismissed from class. Students who leave their uniform or belt lying on the floor will do pushups; pushups increase in number as the number of occurrences increases.

Uniform and Safety Equipment
Every student is responsible for the care of his or her uniform (Gi). Students should bring their uniforms to class on Monday and take them home on Friday to be laundered. It is not recommended for students to bleach their uniform. Students should never wash their belts (traditionally belts and uniforms were white and after years of training and washing their uniform but not their belts the white belt eventually turned black from all the training). Every student is responsible for tying his or her own uniform and belt. We will assign each student their own locker for their uniform and equipment.

Electronics and Personal Items
Students with cell phones and other electronic gadgets are expected to turn them off once we arrive at the studio. All personal belongings should be stored in the locker.

The well being of your child is our first priority and with after school programs there are a higher possibility of spreading illness. To protect the health of the other children you will need to pickup your child if he/she isn’t feeling well. We unfortunately do not have the facilities to take care of ill children. Please keep your contact information up to date so we have the means to contact you. We will keep your child as comfortable as possible until you can pick them up. If necessary we might separate the ill child from the rest of the group.

We will pick up your child from school daily and transport them to our facility. For the safety of your children we have a few rules that must be complied with while students are being transporting from school to our facility:

1). Students must meet us outside in front of their school where regular bussing is scheduled for pick up.
2). Once on the bus students must remain seated until instructed otherwise by the driver.
3). No food or drinks can be consumed while on the bus.

A student’s failure to comply with the above rules may result in their dismissal from our program. We will do our best to communicate with you and your child before they are suspended from the program.

We understand that your child may not attend class every day due to illness or emergency situations. It is necessary for the parents to inform us of any and all days your child will not be picked up by us from school. Please notify us by phone no later than 2 hours before the scheduled pickup time. If for some reason your child is not waiting for us at the designated area we will contact you immediately, but due to other scheduled pick-ups we will not wait any longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pick up time.

We are not able to administer medication to children while they’re in our care . If your child requires medication while they are in our care, parents will have to make arrangements to dispense the medication. This includes non-prescription medications.Afterschool_Handbook15-16

Medical Emergencies
The staff at Austin Kenpo Karate has received training in first aid and CPR. In case of a medical emergency, our staff, to the best of their ability, will administer aid. All efforts will be made to contact the student’s parents and/or legal guardians. Emergency 911 services will be contacted if professional emergency services are required.

Parental Notifications
Parents will be notified by phone immediately of any medical emergency concerning their child. Behavior issues will be addressed at the studio when the child in question is being picked up. If we are unable to meet in person Sifu Schroder will attempt to contact you by phone or email. All notifications concerning the program will be sent via email. Please make sure your contact info is up to date.

Questions or Concerns 
Parents are encouraged to visit the studio at any time. We at Austin Kenpo Karate are open to any suggestions you may have that will help us improve our program. If at any time you wish to speak with Sifu Schroder feel free to contact him by phone at 512-459-1806 to make an appointment. If it’s an emergency he can be contacted at 512-659-5457. Or, you may speak with him in person as time permits.

Mandatory Forms and Paperwork
In order to be admitted into the after school program all students must complete, and turn in by the deadline dates.

Please download the Austin Kenpo Karate Handbook & Application for complete information about the program, including a description of services, hours of operation, tuition and fees, deadlines, policies, enrollment forms and much more.

For your convenience, here's the 2 links to the Fillable Registration or Downloadable Registration.

For additional information, questions or concerns, please call (512) 459-1806 or email Sifu Jeff Schroder.