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- Sam Hakimi training with Pete Cunningham
- a note from a student
- Pete Cunningham Message to the 2014 TKC Black Belt Graduates
- Rigan Machado Message to the 2014 TKC Black Belt Graduates
- a note from a 2008 Black Belt Graduate about the 3rd Pre-Test
- Jennifer Bricker
- My heartfelt thanks
- 10 Benefits of Blended Martial Arts by Justin Pennish
- Michelle doing Punch Block Series from the GJJ techniques
- University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral William H. McRaven
What People are Saying
Welcome ...What has been some of your best expereinces at TKC?
For 30 years this martial arts school has been coaching people, of all ages, in the process of learning and practicing the martial arts as a tool for learning and practicing the art of being a more complete, proactive, and empowered human being.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
We consider ourselves an integral "part of the village" that helps parents instill valuable character traits, beliefs, and habits in their children, such as: self-discipline, the ability to stay calm under pressure, the appreciation of teachers, parents, and other mentors, and the importance of proper diet, exercise, and education in a happy and fulfilling life.
For thousands of adult and teens, we have been - and continue to be - a place to refuel, recharge, and remember the value of keeping one's body fit, to keep the mind and the spirit fit. We teach a brand of self-defense that transcends the block, kick, punch, and throw - and includes the self-defense skills of kindness, empathy, community, and compassion.
You are cordially invited to visit and/or be a part of this school, if you are looking for something fun and extraordinarily engaging, interesting, and life-enhancing. We are masters of making it easy to get started. We are experts at making the learning fun and exciting. And we are committed to being role models of honesty, customer service, and good old fashioned value.
Why Start Martial Arts?
What Makes Us Different?At TKC, we study and practice the martial arts with the intention of improving our own lives and not just physically, but in everything we do, and with everything (and everyone) we love and care for. We see this goal as a very authentic and relevant approach to personal "self-defense."
We start studying and practicing in our studio, but it doesn't end there, as our quest is to take our training "out of the studio and into the world." To see how our instructor and our students are doing just that, please visit our studio's Project Portfolio.
At TKC our curriculum goes beyond physical techniques, often including interesting writing and/or filmmaking projects, project-based leadership training, community service, and familiarity with methods of peaceful conflict resolution. As students progress they're certainly challenged physically, but the martial arts, like life, is so much more than just technique. If you're looking for something wonderfully creative, exciting, steeped in tradition, but relevant to the here and now, please come visit us! We are humbly and gratefully accepting new students!
More than any other sport, Karate gives our children the chance to explore their innate powers. Marvel as they increase in strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and harmony. This is only the start. Physical skills act as a foundation for something much more important: the development of value skills, both mental and spiritual.
TKC incorporates a combination of techniques and principles from a variety of Martial Arts styles, including Hapkido, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Kali, Kobudo, Wing Chun and weapons, all of which provides our students with a well-balanced, "streetsmart" self-defense system. Most other styles of martial arts tend to focus on just individual areas of self-defense. Combining the best of many styles into a blended system, gives TKC students the advantage they need to protect themselves in virtually any situation.