From beginner to black belt, there are a plethora of options for those interested in learning a martial art, reducing stress or getting in shape. Several businesses in Cedar Park and Leander offer classes in jiujitsu, karate, mixed martial arts and more.
1. Cornerstone Jiu-Jitsu Academy
1309 Leander Drive, Ste. 602, Leander
The local, veteran-owned business focuses on Brazilian jiujitsu and submission wrestling.
2. Gracie Barra Cedar Park
500 Cypress Creek Road, Ste. 120, Cedar Park
Gracie Barra Cedar Park offers Brazilian jiujitsu for individuals, families and law-enforcement officials. The program is for fitness, character development, self-defense, and martial arts and Brazilian jiujitsu training.
3. Hero Way Strength 24 Hour Gym and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
651 N. US 183, Ste. 370, Leander
The family-owned and -operated facility offers personal training, Brazilian jiujitsu and children and adult self-defense classes.
4. Peak Performance Martial Arts
500 Brushy Creek Road, Ste. 504, Cedar Park
Peak Performance is a professional martial arts academy with classes in jiujitsu, tang soo do, Soul Fighter, and self-defense and weapons training.
5. Rockhold Karate
1075 Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 104, Cedar Park
Rockhold Karate offers instruction in tang soo do—Korean karate—in addition to traditional tang soo do classes. Rockhold students have the opportunity to learn defensive strikes, tradition forms, breaking, sparring and more.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
6. John’s Gym Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness
11416 N. RM 620, Austin
John’s is dedicated to helping people from all walks of life. The facility offers free classes for veterans on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
7. The Mat Martial Arts & Fitness
251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 11A, Cedar Park
The mat has been offering martial arts since 2004 with programs such as kids martial arts, krav maga, adult martial arts and corporate wellness. The facility has online web specials.
8. Barrett’s ATA Martial Arts
1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 160, Cedar Park
Barrett’s focuses on providing students with the highest-quality martial arts instruction in a safe learning environment. The instructors emphasize traditional values and use the most advanced concepts and philosophies in the classroom.
9. HK Taekwondo
200 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. C-2, Cedar Park
HK offers both traditional and competitive taekwondo instruction. HK offers classes in poomse/test prep, youth beginner, Tiger Taekwondo, performance team and adult martial arts along with summer and after-school programs.
10. Leander Taekwondo Training Center
304 Hazelwood St., Ste. 1, Leander
Leander Taekwondo focuses on strengthening bodies, sharpening minds and refining character. The facility offers programs for Little Warriors, juniors, teens and adults as well as an instructor program.
11. MagnumForce TKD
1150 S. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park
Master Joseph Kaufman has been teaching for more than 30 years and has had students compete in Olympic-style competition. Magnumforce TKD offers a full spectrum program teaching self-defense an
12. Martial Athletes
600 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. 7, Cedar Park
The business specializes in athletic development and utilizes techniques from martial arts, freestyle dance and professional athletic drills to prepare students for the sports and entertainment industry
13. North Austin TaeKwonDo
12233 N. RM 620, Austin
The facility offers adult martial arts, martial arts for elementary school students, martial arts for early childhood development, self-defense and anti-bullying programs along with taekwondo training.
14. Tiger Rock Martial Arts
2405 US 183, Ste. 104, Leander
The location aims to teach life lessons through martial arts and success. Tiger Rock has a 15-step program and hosts events and tournaments.
OTHER MARTIAL ARTS
15. GKX Martial Arts
700 N. Vista Ridge Blvd., Ste. 102, Cedar Park
GKX, which teaches goju-kenpo, offers no contracts and aims to provide practical martial arts and functional fitness to its members and has programs for children, teenagers and adults.
16. Nunan’s Martial Arts
2100 Cypress Creek Road, Ste. 500, Cedar Park
Students at Nunan’s can study multiple forms of martial arts at no extra charge. The location offers family, adult, youth, tang soo do mi guk kwan, kodokan judo and pekiti-tirsia kali classes.
17. Patterson Academy of Martial Arts
1251 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 201-B, Cedar Park
The academy provides martial arts and self-defense instruction for all ages and abilities and offers group fitness.
18. USA Martial Arts
700 W. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
Held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the nonprofit ministry offers Christian-focused classes in issho-ryu for low costs with no contracts. Students meet on Sundays and Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. inside Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.