North Austin Location –  512.575.4382

Master Joe has taught the North Austin Shaolin-Do program since 1991 and has had a full-time school since 1995. After receiving his Doctorate from UT in 1997 he moved to teach Kung Fu and Tai Chi full-time. Master Joe teaches all levels from first-day beginning students to the most senior students in the school. He brings over 30 years of martial arts training, his Doctorate and classical training in neurophysiology and his life experience as a father of two and husband of 30 years to each and every moment of teaching. His classes are motivational, hi-energy experiences that you will always look forward to.

The North Austin school has produced hundreds of young black belts and hundreds of adults black belts and sashes. The most important measure of the value of the material a school teaches is the number of adult black belts that stick around to higher levels of black belt. Adults will only continue to make time in their schedule if the activity has a positive impact on their live...daily. Our upper level adult black belt classes are the largest classes in the school with 40 or more people that have been training in the school for more than 10 years. REMEMBER that since we don't have contracts, these people are staying this long because of the positive impact Shaolin-Do has on their life.

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OUR NORTH AUSTIN SCHOOL IS LOCATED AT:
2136 Rutland DR, SUITE D-1, AUSTIN TEXAS 78744.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO CALL US WE CAN BE REACHED AT 575-4382

Directions:

From Burnet Road, Turn at the Jack In The Box east, onto Rutland DR. You will cross Railroad Tracks in .4 miles. Pass metropolitan then turn left into the warehouse park at 2136 Rutland Dr. (Enter the park between Granite Solutions and Durango Doors) The School is on Rutland between Burnet and Metric.

 

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Who Teaches At The North Austin Shaolin-Do School?

Masters Joe and Sheryl Schaefer is the Owner and The Head Instructor at the North Shaolin-Do School. Master Joe has achieved the rank of 8th Degree black and the rank of Elder Master in the Shaolin-Do System. Master Sheryl has reached 5th degree black belt and the rank of Associate Master.

Together they have trained hundreds of students for over 25 years in North Austin. Some of the very first students to ever sign up in the north Austin school are still training with them today. Four of there students have reached the level of 5th Degree black belt and the rank of master in the Shaolin Do system and there are over 40 people in the North Austin school who attend the advanced black belt classes(3rd, 4th, & 5thth Degree Black Belts) Shaolin-Do is a very large and in depth art consisting of over 900 forms and 50 Chinese Martial art styles. We have enough material to keep you engaged and inspired for the rest of your life!

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 Joe 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 Joe 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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