World Champion training from World Champion instructors
Karate is a manual on how to use the human body, mind and spirit. Its teachings are applicable to everyday life. You learn something new about yourself with every session. But without proper guidance and encouragement, growth can become stagnant. Our World Champion instructors are here to challenge you to become your best self physically, mentally and spiritually, making Austin Karate Center the premier martial arts school in the Austin area.
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Master Nelson Nathaniel Jr.
Karate has been a positive outlet for Senior Master Nathaniel from a very young age. Through adversity and over 30 years of training, he has earned a 6th degree black belt in Lockhart Combative Systems, as well as black belts in 3 other styles. His talent has been recognized world wide with countless awards and honors, including being inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame. As the founder of and lead instructor at Austin Karate Center, Master Nathaniel is eager to pass on his knowledge.
- Sarah K
Nelson is an amazing instructor and motivator!! He truly is invested in your health and fitness "journey", no matter what you personal goals may be. His class is fun and challenging. Nelson has changed my view on working out. I look forward to class every week!!
- Karsten D
Nelson is the best instructor I have ever had! He takes the time to make sure you really understand the technique and importance of what you’re learning. This man is always in a good mood and always willing to help. He will ensure you get the best experience every single time.
- Katherine M
I take Nelson's kickboxing classes and I have to say it is the most fun I've ever had working out. I was intimidated to start but Nelson eased my fears at the first class - he makes it so much fun for all levels. As a bonus, it is so empowering to get stronger and learn self-defense at the same time. I highly recommend taking classes with him.
- Bobby S
One of the best instructors you could ask for!!! I dare anyone to find a more positive soul in a person as in Nelson!!!