Life Ki-do Martial Arts, Parenting & Life Education

Fueled by martial arts and our unique Tools for Life System, Life Ki-do empowers you to become your

At Life Ki-do Martial Arts Austin, we strengthen our students inside and out. Through our Tools for Life social emotional learning system, our students develop focus & mindfulness, confidence, resilience, and social intelligence (empathy, compassion and kindness). This means Life Ki-do students learn to trust their inner natural strength and abilities while also learning to work together respectfu


🌟 Discover Our Teen Classes! 🌟

🌿 Stress Management: Life is stressful, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Through our Life Ki-do Martial Arts & Personal Development System, teens will learn practical tools to stay calm and centered in mind, body, and spirit. Summer is a great time to start honing these skills before the new school year starts!

🥋 Martial Arts Style: We offer a balanced blend of Systema, Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Self-defense. Perfect for both beginners and experienced martial artists to build a strong skillset.

💪 Fitness: Our fun martial arts classes help build lean muscle, improve balance, and develop a strong, flexible body while learning self-defense.

🤗 Caring Community: Join a warm, supportive, and fun class culture that encourages teens to be their best self and support others. Experience the safe, connected, and caring community that students rave about.

🔄 Flexible Schedule: Classes that fit your teen's busy lifestyle. All levels are welcome!

Join us for a free trial class and experience the benefits firsthand!


First Camp is SOLD OUT! 🥋 With just a few spots left in the other camps, it's time to secure your child's spot for an unforgettable experience!

SAMURAI (age 7-11)
June 3-7 --> SOLD OUT
June 17-21 --> Only 8 Spots Left!
July 22-26 --> Only 8 Spots Left!

POWER NINJA (age 5-7)
June 10-14 --> Only 6 Spots Left!
July 15-19 --> Only 7 Spots Left!

MIXED AGE (age 6-10)
July 29-Aug 2 --> Only 10 Spots Left!

Get ready for a week of wrestling, mastering Kung Fu swords, boxing punches, flying kicks, nunchaku, and conquering our thrilling obstacle course every day!

🌞 Beat the Texas heat with our indoor camps, ensuring a personal touch with less than 20 kids in each session. Don't miss out on this chance for your little warriors to unleash their inner ninja!

Sign up now through the link in our bio or by visiting our website!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sensei Jonathan Hewitt, the owner and founder of Life Ki-do Martial Arts! Your Life Ki-do Community loves you so much and we hope you have the best birthday today!

Photos from Life Ki-do Martial Arts, Parenting & Life Education's post 02/27/2024

We are ready for a summer of FUN! Registration is open for our summer camps (and a spring break camp too!). Have you saved your spot yet?

Register by signing up thru the link in our bio or send us a DM for any inquiries. Sempai Sarah is beyond excited to make this summer unforgettable for your little ninja!

For newcomers, camp is the perfect way to kickstart your child's martial arts journey and unleash that summertime energy. Current students, get ready for a week packed with all the extra fun in our classes condensed into one epic experience! Don't miss out on the action - reserve your spot now!


🌸 Spring Break Countdown: Less than a month away! 🌸

Join our Spring Break camp and UNLEASH YOUR INNER NINJA! Here's a sneak peek of what awaits: Ninja Obstacle Course, Martial Arts Games, and hands-on Ninja Tools like swords and nunchaku! 👊

Camp Details:
👦 Ages: 6-10
📍 Location: 3636 Bee Caves Rd. #212, Westlake Dojo
📅 Dates: March 12-14, Tues-Thurs
⏰ Time: 10am - 12:30pm

Hurry, space is limited! Reserve your spot now for an unforgettable Spring Break adventure!


Get ready for a week of family fun and love at the dojo! It's our much-anticipated Family Week, and yes - Parents get a Pizza Massage! 🍕

This special week is a sweet opportunity for family members to step onto the mats with their Life Ki-do students and experience firsthand what we teach, share the joy of movement, and bond with your child every step of the way.

Parents, your support means the world to us! Family Week is our way of saying thank you. Join us in class, feel the love, and let's make memories together. 🤗❤️


🥋 Join us on Saturday, Feb 24th, from 3:15pm-4:30pm for an empowering Tournament open to all Samurai class students.

🌟 Two rounds of River Wrestling and an optional round of Forms, to highlight the confidence, focus, and interpersonal skills of our Samurai students. Secure your spot through the Member Portal or reach out to Sempai Sarah with any questions.

📸 This picture captures a moment from our last tournament. Act fast as space is limited! Let's make this Samurai Tournament an unforgettable event!


Last Saturday's Submissions Workshop was incredible! We delved into the intricacies of and escapes from Triangle Chokes, with two advanced Teen students modeling the setup for the choke in the picture!

Our dedicated students brought immense respect and attention to detail, creating an atmosphere of learning and growth for everyone. These workshops are exclusively designed for our advanced students, providing valuable supplemental knowledge to their regular classes.

Next Saturday, Jan 27th, Sensei Deven and Sempai Sarah have an exciting armbars workshop planned for our advanced Teen and Teen/Adult students. If you are interested, reach out to Sempai Sarah at the front desk.


Introducing the newest addition to our martial arts program - the "SAMURAI GIRLS" class! Led by Sempai Sarah, this class is designed for Samurai aged girls (2nd-5th grade) of all skill levels.

📍 WHERE: Westlake Dojo, every Monday, 6:15pm - 7:00pm
🌟 WHY: Our goal is to create a safe and challenging space for your daughter to learn and grow while exploring a blend of familiar Life Ki-do drills with a special focus on fostering female empowerment
📅 WHEN: Free trial session on January 29th, and official start on February 5th
❓ HOW TO JOIN: Current students, send us an email to join. New students, sign up through the Member Portal (link in bio)

Join us in providing a valuable opportunity for girls to develop martial arts and essential life skills with their peers. Have questions? Reach out! We look forward to welcoming your daughters to the mats! 💪


Exclusive Offer for Life Ki-do Families! For January only, you can go to Baldinucci Pizza Romana for a treat! 😋🍕

Current Life Ki-do families get one free slice of pizza or a complimentary small gelato with a $25 purchase. Trust us, you don't want to miss out on this gourmet pizza opportunity! Sensei Jonathan swears it's the best pizza he's ever had!

They're located just 3 minutes from our Westlake dojo in the Randalls shopping center. You can grab a flyer at our front desk or wear your Life Ki-do shirt to get this special deal.


In a world bustling with activities, where it is easy to lose sight of what matters most, Sensei Jonathan reminds us that the greatest gift we can give to everyone around us is our undivided attention. 🎁✨

This is your Life Ki-do Homework during the holidays! Practice taking a moment to truly listen and connect with those around you - because every voice, no matter how small, deserves to be heard. Wishing you all a holiday season filled with genuine conversations and heartfelt connections. ❤️


The Westlake Square Businesses hosted a fun and festive Shop & Sip this past Saturday, turning our little square into the ultimate holiday haven. It was great to see Life Ki-do families join the fun ❤️

From the live music by .byrne, to the free wine, to the shopping from local artesanal vendors, the Westlake Holiday Shop & Sip gave us the perfect warm community feel where everyone got to savor the spirit of the season.

Many thanks to all who made this great family event possible! 🤗 We can't wait to host it again next year!


Photos from Life Ki-do Martial Arts, Parenting & Life Education's post 11/11/2023

🎉 Happy Birthday, Sensei Deven! 🎉

Swipe to see him as an amazing instructor and a superhero dad to two kiddos! From being the Dojo Obstacle Course mastermind to the go-to for the coolest birthday parties in town, Sensei Deven is a strong River leader everywhere he goes.

Let's give him some extra birthday love! Leave your happiest birthday wishes in the comments below! 🎈🎁


Our latest Leadership training class was focused on three key areas of growth - martial arts, communication, and leadership.

Martial Arts: Our Junior Instructors taught everyone round kicks in rotating stations, demonstrating their knowledge and teaching skills.

Effective Communication: Our leaders focused on how to convey their ideas with clarity and confidence, emphasizing the importance of voice control, volume and speed, when speaking to another person or group.

Strong Leadership: Leadership is about guiding oneself and others toward growth and success. Throughout the training, we emphasized the importance of coaching ourselves to do better while also embracing where we are on our current growth journey.

We are proud of our Life Ki-do Leadership Team and the dedication our students bring to their self-improvement journey. Your hard work is truly inspiring. 🙌💪


Winter is almost here, and we've got some exciting news for you and your little ninja – TWO Winter Mini Camps are coming your way, and they're bound to be a hit during the holiday break. Spots fill up quickly, so don't wait!

Here are the details:
🏡 Location: Westlake Dojo, 3636 Bee Caves Rd
👧 Ages: 6-10
⏰ Time: 10am-12:30pm
🎉 Fun & Games in BOTH Camps: Ninja obstacle courses, dojo games, and more!

🗡️ Sword Mini Camp - Dec 28th-29th
Students will dive deeper into the world of ninja swordplay, mastering both individual and partner techniques, while learning stories about sword history and uses

🥢 Nunchaku Mini Camp - Jan 2nd-3rd
Students will surpass their current nunchaku knowledge and practice complicated spins and skills, with opportunities to show off what they have learned in some “Ninja Show & Tell”

These Winter Mini Camps promise a ton of fun and high-energy adventures your child will talk about for weeks! Register in the Member Portal now or message us with any questions you may have.


Life Ki-do is proud to partner with the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program this holiday season!

🌟 Here's how you can make a difference 🌟
1. Visit our Westlake dojo and check out our Community Wall to see all the Angel Tags. Each tag contains information about the child's interests and clothing sizes.
2. Choose an Angel and sign your name on our clipboard next to their name. Don't forget to snap a pic of our Instructions and FAQs for reference.
3. Shop for your Angel! Each child should receive a minimum of 2 new clothing items and 2 new toys.
4. Bring all the unwrapped gifts and your Angel's tag back to Life Ki-do by November 28th. Sempai Sarah will bag up the gifts and deliver them to the Salvation Army headquarters.

Let's come together and bring the holiday magic to children in need. Send us a message if you have any questions!


Huge shout out to our newest Brown Belts! 🎉😁

Congratulations to our students Amelia, Jeff, and Stewart on their well-deserved achievements at Life Ki-do. Amelia has earned her Brown belt, Jeff his Brown belt with a White Stripe, and Stewart his Brown belt with a Black Stripe. We are incredibly proud of their dedication and the hard work they put into their training.

Drop a comment below if you have trained with one of these ninjas and tell them congratulations!


Mark your calendars! On November 18th, from 3-6 pm, we've got something exciting for you – it's the Westlake Holiday Shop & Sip! 🍷🛍️

It's all about coming together as a community to kick off the holiday season with a bang. We've got artisanal crafts and goodies from different vendors, plenty of free food and drinks to keep you fueled up, and live music to keep you grooving!

Don't let this holiday event slip through your fingers. It's fun for the whole family! Click the link in the comments to RSVP and secure your spot.

And don't forget to share your festive moments with us using . Let's make this holiday season unforgettable, together!

Photos from Life Ki-do Martial Arts, Parenting & Life Education's post 10/25/2023

Life Ki-do is celebrating Rafi as he is up to test for his Red belt with a White Stripe! Swipe to read his story and learn about the impact Life Ki-do and our community has had on his life.

We are so proud of him, his dedication to improvement, and the unwavering focus he brings to all of his work. Rafi truly trains like a ninja and can be seen working hard with friends in the Teen and Teen/Adult classes.

If you've had the chance to train with or meet Rafi in the dojo, leave a comment below to show your appreciation for all his hard work!


🎃🍷 A huge thanks to everyone who joined us at the Halloween Wine Walk & Trick or Treat in Westlake Square last night! We had a blast admiring all the spooktacular costumes and building connections within our wonderful community.

Keep an eye out for more family-friendly events coming to the Square in the near future!


Join us this Wednesday, October 18th, from 4:30 to 7:00pm for the Westlake Square Wine Walk & Trick or Treat event!

For the adults, enjoy food and wine pairings, while the kids enjoy sweet treats. Plus, everyone gets a FREE PUMPKIN!

The event takes place in the Westlake Square shopping center, right in the same parking lot as the dojo. You'll find various restaurants, boutiques, small businesses, and retail shops to explore.

It's a fantastic time for the whole family, and we can't wait to see you there!


Welcome to Life Ki-do! 🌟

We're more than just martial arts. At Life Ki-do, we're here to empower individuals of all ages, helping them lead more authentic lives through healthy movement and compassionate communication. We focus on building strong bodies, resilient minds, and kind hearts, all within the framework of martial arts.

Our martial arts classes are open to everyone, starting as early as age 3 and continuing through adulthood. The life skills we teach are universal, offering practical applications for every stage of life's challenges, regardless of age.

Join our community by signing yourself or your child up for a free trial class today, and begin on a journey of personal growth.

Together, we'll create a brighter future - one punch, one breath, and one smile at a time.


🌟 Leadership Class Weekend Recap 🌟

This past weekend, the Leadership Team practiced teaching forward rolls step-by-step and using the power of breathing to release tension from our bodies.

A massive shoutout to our Junior Instructors, Class Assistants, and Leaders – you all did an outstanding job! 🙌 Your dedication to learning and helping each other improve was truly inspiring.

Remember, in moments of tension and stress, your breath can be your strongest tool. Use it to release that built-up energy and find your calm within the storm of daily life - whether that be school, friends, or family.


🥋 Mark your calendars! Join us on October 28th at the Westlake dojo from 3:15pm-4:30pm for an action-packed afternoon at the Life Ki-do Samurai Tournament! 💪

Participants will compete in 2 rounds of River Wrestling, with the option to showcase their skills in an additional round of Individual Forms. All Samurai age students are welcome to sign up, and we'll be providing tournament prep in the regular class curriculum in the weeks leading up to the big day.

Ready to register your Samurai student? You can sign up in the Member Portal now, or drop us a message if you have any questions.

Don't forget to use our official hashtags: and to share your excitement and connect with the Life Ki-do community 📷


Registration is now open for Sensei Jonathan Hewitt's Mindfulness & Tai Chi Workshop - and the space is limited!

You will discover how to let go of stress and embrace calmness, even in the busiest of days. The workshop will be at our Westlake location from 4:00-5:15pm. Adults only. Movements are gentle and accessible for all ages and skill levels.

Sign up now through our Member Portal or reach out to us for help registering.


Our Leadership Program got a major upgrade this semester, and we can't wait to share it with you! Each level comes with its own unique focus and growth opportunities.

👉 Junior Instructors: Boosting personal development and polishing those public speaking skills
👉 Class Assistants: Stepping up to help our instructors in classes and fine-tuning one-on-one teaching techniques
👉 Leaders: Taking martial arts skills to the next level and learning all about communication

This program is throughout the fall semester, with monthly classes that are all about empowerment and growth 💪 We're so excited to start the semester tomorrow! 🎉


We are so proud to have celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Life Ki-do yesterday with the Westlake Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon cutting ceremony honored our past 30 years teaching thousands of kids, teens, and adults in the .

Photos from Westlake Chamber of Commerce's post 08/31/2023

We are so proud to have celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Life Ki-do yesterday with the Westlake Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon cutting ceremony honored our past 30 years teaching thousands of kids, teens, and adults in the Westlake community.


Every year, back-to-school time brings up questions about self-defense and bullying. The easiest and most important lesson we can share is to empower students to say STOP (and look & sound like they mean it!) before a situation can escalate further.

It can be an uncomfortable thing for students of any age to practice, but the self-confidence that comes from these drills is critical if the skills need to be used in an unsafe situation.

Listen to what a parent watching last week had to say: "My husband and I loved the class today! Working on assertiveness, excluding confidence, and speaking with that advocacy is something we are working on with our kids. As parents, I thought today’s class was perfect!"

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3636 Bee Caves Road, # 212
Austin, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 3pm - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

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