Wayne Key

In 1987 Wayne began training in Grand Master Kim Pyung Soo's Chayon-Ryu system. Grand Master Kim had created Chayon-Ryu as an integrated martial art consisting of pre-sport Tae Kwon Do, Shorin Ryu Karate, Okinawa-te, Northern Shaolin Chun’fa (Kung-fu), Hapkido and Judo. In 1991 his first teacher, Master John Blankenship, added the Chinese arts of Hung Gar, Pekua and Guang Ping Tai Chi to the curriculum.

By 2008 he was Master Blankenship’s fourth most senior student with a wide range of experience including 20 years of teaching adults and children all aspects of the Arts. The specifics ranged from forms and kata, to competitive sparring, to fitness, to practical self defense and a vast array of both formal and informal exercises. Also, included was Chi Gung (Qigong) and the experience of over 2 decades of meditation.

Over his years in the Arts he has received trophies and multiple black belt awards as well as 3 teaching certificates from Master Tai Chi practitioner Dr. Paul Lam. He has also had the privilege of working with police officers, army rangers, navy seals, SWAT team members and trainers.

Today, with over 27 years in the Arts and degrees in both psychology and philosophy he continues this path by learning, training and teaching full time. He is the Chief Instructor for Karate and Martial Arts here at Kula Yoga and Karate. He teaches children’s and adult’s karate classes as well as Tai Chi for health and wellness. His popular Essentials of Self Defense workshops have introduced hundreds to the mental and physical skills crucial to personal and family self defense.



Wayne Key instructs the following:
  • Highland Park Kinder - 2nd grade Monday Fall
  • Imagine your child building their confidence, improving their concentration, developing their social skills all while training in martial arts.
    Austin Kula Karate’s successful formula of self-discipline, hard work and fun will inspire your child to set goals and persevere to reach them. Starting with their White Belt your child will become physically stronger, faster, flexible and coordinated as they soar to the next color belt, moving them one level closer to achieving their ultimate goal of Black Belt.
    Austin Kula Karate strives to bring out your child’s highest potential in school, in karate, and in life.
     
    Highland Park Scotties after school meet Kula at the gym to do a group walk to the Dojo. End of class parents pick up at Dojo (3305 Hancock Road inside Tenchi Martial Arts) or we offer to walk/return you to HP Elementary or Crenshaws for after care. 
     
    Uniform is required and available at our online retail store

  • Highland Park 2nd - 5th grade Monday Fall
  • The benefits of Kula Karate are far greater than just physical health.  Whether it's building confidence by learning a new skill or establishing positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in Kula Karate is about fostering good habits and helping Kula kids reach their full potential.
    Classes are designed to impart valuable life skills to your child including self-defense, confidence and goal-setting. Through Kula Karate training your 2nd - 5th grader will advance in agility, technique, courage, flexibility, intensity, perseverance, speed and concentration.
    If you want your child to be strong inside and mild outside, this class is perfect for you.
     
    Highland Park Scotties we can pick you up and return you to your aftercare program.  If you are at Crenshaws or HP aftercare we will pick you up and walk to the Dojo. At end of class parents can pick up at Dojo (3305 Hancock Road inside Tenchi Martial Arts) or we offer to walk/return you to after care.
     
    Uniform is required and available at our online retail store
     

  • Tarrytown All Levels Tuesday Fall
  • Classes are designed to impart valuable life skills to your child, including confidence and goal-setting. Through Kula Karate training your Ninja will advance in agility, technique, courage, flexibility, perseverance, speed and concentration.
    Martial Arts training includes self-defense, Korean terminology, bully prevention, forms and sparring.
    If you want your child to be strong inside and mild outside, this class is perfect for them.
    Grades: Kinder and up
    Location: Ro Fitness 2425 Exposition Blvd., E-1 (next to post office)

    Uniform is required and available at our online retail store

     

  • Color Belts Only
  • Our Color Belts Only Advanced class takes your child to the next level in their martial arts training. Kula Karate's curriculum is a unique, carefully designed blend of styles including the Korean Art of Tae Kwon Do, the Japanese Arts of Karate and Jiu Jitsu, the Chinese Arts of Tai Chi and Kung Fu, mindfulness based on mediation and self-defense training. Underlying all of our martial arts training is learning how to breathe, relax and flow. This quality of flow is not only very effective for martial arts and self-defense but gives you the ability to flow in all aspects of your life. If your child has a color belt, and seriously wants a challenge in their martial arts training this class is for them.
    Location: Ro Fitness 2425 Exposition Blvd., E-1 (next to post office)

    Uniform is required and available at our online retail store


  • Kula Trilogy Session II - Sparring
  • Five weeks of Competitive Sparring where you train against an adversary, using the techniques learned in class. Sparring is exciting with both opponents reacting and adapting to each other quickly. While training and competing, students will be instructed to develop control, accuracy and technique while limiting contact to light contact all around.
    Prerequisite: 2nd Grade and up

    Sparring gear is required - Purchase Online in Retail. If you do not own your own set of shin/foot guards and hand/forearm guards (Essential of Sparring Gear) they are available for purchase $39 or to rent $19

    Location: Rō 2425 Exposition Blvd., E-1

    Tuition: $150

     


  • Kula at WAYA Thursdays! All Levels - All Grades
  • Classes are designed to impart valuable life skills to your child, including confidence and goal-setting. Through Kula Karate training your Ninja will advance in agility, technique, courage, flexibility, intensity, perseverance, speed and concentration.
    Martial Arts training includes Sparring, Korean terminology, board breaking, forms and self-defense.
    If you want your child to be strong inside and mild outside, this class is perfect for them.

    New location: WAYA 1314 Exposition Blvd., Austin

    Uniform is required and available at our online retail store


  • Private Karate Training
  • Kula Karate's curriculum is a unique, carefully designed blend of styles including the Korean Art of Tae Kwon Do, the Japanese Arts of Karate and Jiu Jitsu, the Chinese Arts of Tai Chi and Kung Fu, mindfulness based on mediation and self-defense training. Underlying all of our martial arts training is learning how to breathe, relax and flow. This quality of flow is not only very effective for martial arts and self-defense but gives you the ability to flow in all aspects of your life.