Welcome to Our Tai Chi Silver Cranes!

 Tai Chi Is Perfect For Seniors

(ages 60 and up)


North Austin - 2136 Rutland Dr 78758
South Austin - 5214 Burleson Rd Suite 211
Pflugerville 500 North Railroad (Lions Club Building)

Why Tai Chi Is The Fastest Growing Senior Health Practice? Because It Works!

Master Sheryl Schaefer Teaching Our Lunch Senior Class

New Lower Rate 

Senior Tai Chi Program - The Silver Cranes

Multiple Time Slots To Choose From

Science Proves That Tai Chi has These Benefits

  • Reduce Blood Pressure

  • Increase Balance

  • Strengthen Back, Legs, Knees, Ankles

  • Increase Resiliance To Stress

  • Increase Immunue Response

  • Increase Flexibility
  • Encourage Mindfulness

Seniors Are Reversing Their Age!

One of our students is 80 years young. She started by doing Tai Chi seated in her walker.

-The following week... she was standing with her walker near her during class.
-Two weeks later... she left the walker on the side of the room.
-About two months later.... she accidentally forget and left her walker behind when her son was taking her home.
-Now 6 months later... she doesn't use a walker anymore, just a cane and usually carries it instead of depending on it.Image
Another of our senior students
Practices Tai Chi and Chi Kung (Chinese breathing exercises) every day. She normally has a very difficult time with her back and knees.
About a month ago in class she stopped us all and said "watch this" as she squatted down low, bent over too and touched the floor with her finger tips.

We were amazed! She said she did it all with Tai Chi and Chi Kung daily.
More Of A Family Than A Class


No Contracts - No Intiation Fees - New Lower Senior Rates


Balance, Core Strength and Bone Density Improved

I started my “senior” tai chi journey to support my sister’s long time interest in the discipline. In the past three years I have learned the many benefits of practicing tai chi. Not only have my balance and core strength improved, my bone density numbers have also increased, reversing the trend my doctor and I were seeing. Tai chi has added an unexpected dimension to my retirement...mental clarity and focus, new friends and lots of fun!
Nancy Helge

I Love Every Senior Tai Chi Class

"I may be the oldest in my group, but I love every Senior Tai Chi session at Shaolin-Do. It is such an inclusive environment, male, female, novice, and expert; I fit in perfectly. I also walk every day and amazingly after a few months of Tai Chi, I walk more confidently now, with surprisingly improved balance. I have also learned to be more mindful. Tai Chi is subtly physically challenging, but expands my mind. Just started practicing Tai Chi in my seventies. I know I will be still doing this into my nineties.

Tai Chi gives me more of my younger self than anything I have ever endeavored. So simple, all it took was going the first time. All I ask myself is why it took so long to do this? Joining Shaolin-Do for Tai Chi was the most rewarding thing I have done in a very long time. "
Sharon K 4/2019

4 Secrets To Personal Transformation

Learning Mindset

Einstein said "You can't fix a problem with the same mindset that created the problem" You will be surrounded by positivite, growth minded teaches and fellow students. The challeneges of learning will make sure you keep growing.

A Path

You will get caught up in the learning this fascinating ancient art and that will keep you learning and practicing over time, which is what we all need.

Supportive Community

You will absolutely love the atmosphere at our school. Warm, friendly and welcoming. It feels more like a family than a class.

Consistent Effort

This will be the easiest part becuase you will love coming to class each week while Tasi Chi does it's magic with a host of health benefits.

Charles Baker
Charles Baker
15:09 09 Feb 18
Everyone at Austin Kung fu is very welcoming whi ch made it more comfortable being there for my first time.
Will Davis
Will Davis
18:41 19 Jul 17
I have been training with Master Joseph for 6 years, and spent a total of 12 in the system. The curriculum is fantastic and there is never a class where you don't feel like you haven't learned something. There is such a great camaraderie between students which makes the classes that much more enjoyable.Classes are accommodating to people of varying degrees of fitness. Don't feel intimidated if you've sat on the couch for years. Master Joseph and his instructors have the skill and patience to inspire anyone to achieve great things, both in and out of class.
Estela Aragon
Estela Aragon
23:55 06 Jul 17
I LOVE this school and everyone in it. I started doing Kung Fu with absolutely no previous experience in anything similar on May 29th 2017 and haven't looked back since. The owners Master Joe and his wife Master Sheryl are not only extremely talented but also super nice and sweet people. They really do care about all their students. I unfortunately sprained my foot and Master Sheryl suspended all my payments until I recover, and Master Joe even offered complimentary Tai Chi lessons when I start walking again. After I get over this sprain I will be back to earn my yellow belt for sure. If you are like me and could never find a workout you could stick to, trust me, this is it. We are a family here and everyone is genuinely concerned with everyone else's well being. If you're on the fence about it, just come over and spend one night with us. You won't regret it!
Aaron Kolb
Aaron Kolb
17:21 20 Jun 17
It's been years since my dad and I came here in fact they where over on burnet when I was here last. Joe was always very helpful in making share that everybody in the class got the materialthe students need to move on before moving on to the next belt level. I'm glade to see that he's still in business and hope he well be for sometime do to the great teaching and classes.
Tai Le
Tai Le
22:48 13 Sep 16
Great sport for kids and adults. 2 of our sons were here few years back and our 3rd one is enrolling too...
Lisa Fischer
Lisa Fischer
19:07 14 Mar 18
Both of my children go to the North Austin Shaolin Do Kung Fu school. My youngest has been attending for over two years, first in the Tiger Program and now as a Dragon. My oldest has been a Dragon for just over one year. Both kids love the school and the instructors. The kids move up in rank approximately every 2-3 months - just enough to keep them invested but not enough that testing into a new belt loses meaning. I highly recommend this school for any families interested in martial arts for their kids.
Bernard Ortiz
Bernard Ortiz
13:31 16 Mar 18
I have been a student with North Austin Kung Fu for over 10 years. Over that time, I've been injured, had some kids, enrolled the kids, and re-enroleld myself. Many places teach martial arts, but here, you learn a deep and complex art with a great group of people that are a community. They are more interested in developing you as a person - applying the principles of the arts into your life - than they are in taking each student for as much money as they could. This is not a school for someone who wants to learn how to compete in MMA. This is a school for someone who is looking for a home to learn, get fit, and wants to improve their lives in general. After time off (as in a few years) from a back injury, I was way out of shape. The structure of the classes is such that I could take the time I needed to get back into shape, and now, continue to push the envelope with what I can personally do. I now watch my two kids grow within the system and apply what they learn to their own lives.
kelly jones
kelly jones
20:26 19 Mar 18
What started as a family event to explore Tai Chi has turned out becoming a family lifestyle as we enjoy both Tai Chi as well as Kung Fu. The community at North Austin Kung Fu are more than welcoming and the most encouraging folks you'll meet. Knowledgeable in both the history as well as modern application, there is no place better to stretch yourself than North Austin Kung Fu.
Jo Worthy
Jo Worthy
21:18 03 Apr 18
Wonderful people. Wonderful instruction. My grandson has made so much progress, and he loves it.
Ernst Plassmann
Ernst Plassmann
21:56 09 Oct 18
My wife and I were looking for an activity that we could participate in together in retirement. We chose to try the Tai Chi program in 2017. The classes have helped us to improve our mental and physical fitness at a pace we set.Since then, I've started to participate in Kung-Fu classes for additional exercise and as a personal challenge.We've been welcomed into the school community, and have really enjoyed our time at the school.
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Science Supports The Benefits Of Tai Chi

  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Helps Arthristis
  • Increases Relaxation
  • Feeling of Peacefullness
  • Increases Bone Density
  • Increases Balance
  • Increases Flexibility
  • Reduces Tension & Anxiety
  • Sharpens Memory and Thinking

Meet The Owners

Senior Master Joe Schaefer

"My purpose is to use Kung Fu and Tai Chi to guide and inspire adults looking for life change and transformation. "

7th Degree Black Belt | Senior Master Joe Schaefer, PhD

35 Years Of Training In Kung Fu and Tai Chi, PhD in Neurophysiology at UT, School Owner Since 1987.

Master Sheryl Schaefer

"I am passionate about using Chinese martial arts as a tool to help people to believe in themselves, evolve, find confidence and personal power."

6th Degree Black Belt | Master Sheryl Schaefer

31 Years of Training in Kung Fu and Tai Chi, Master Degree in Physiology from UT, School Owner Since 1987

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