Martial arts school Next Gen Mu Sool reopens at new location in Southwest Austin

Students practice at the new Next Gen Mu Sool school location. (Courtesy Next Gen Mu Sool)
Students practice at the new Next Gen Mu Sool school location. (Courtesy Next Gen Mu Sool)

Students practice at the new Next Gen Mu Sool school location. (Courtesy Next Gen Mu Sool)

Martial arts school Next Gen Mu Sool opened its new location Aug. 2 in Tanglewood Village at 2110 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin.

Wife and husband Meghan and Ricky Garcia run the school, which opened in October 2010. After closing the doors of the old space during the pandemic, Meghan Garcia said it was a blessing that their lease ran out last summer because they did not have to pay rent on an unused space.



The school operated without a physical location starting in August 2020 while the couple taught virtual classes from a makeshift studio at their home during the pandemic.

At the new location, the Garcias will be teaching 70 students, who will be required to wear masks and get temperature checks before entering the school. One of the Garcias will teach almost every class, though they hire additional instructors.

By Maggie Quinlan

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Maggie joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July 2021 after a year spent covering crime, courts and politics at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, near the border with Idaho. In Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs, Maggie covers education, business, healthcare, transportation, real estate development and nonprofits. Prior to CI, she graduated from Washington State University, where she was managing editor of the student newspaper and a section editor at her hometown newspaper based in Moscow, Idaho. Maggie dreamed of living in the Austin area for years and feels honored to serve the communities of Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.



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