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:
  • Demo Team Practice
  • Demo Team Practice

  • NCL Self Defense - Private Workshop
  • Wayne Key, Chief Instructor teaches the Essentials of Self Defense. 

  • Ninja Birthday Party
  • An action packed, fun filled birthday party that your ninja will talk about for years to come.  The best part is we do all the work, so you don't have to.  Our 90 minute parties include:
    Obstacle Course
    Ninja Games
    Mini Karate Lesson
    Balloons & decoration
    Pizza and Juice including plates & napkins
    Board Breaking demonstration
    You provide the cake, we cut it with a Samurai sword
    Coupons good for 'one free karate class' for every goodie bag and/or ninja
    You provide the emails, we send out and manage the evites.
    Parties are at our Tarrytown location, 2414 Exposition Blvd., #B110 (inside MOVE Fitness)
    Party Package up to 12 ninjas  $349
    $10 for each ninja over 12
    Schedule your party today contact NancyBeck@AustinKulaKarate.com or 512-589-7709

  • Demo Team Performance
  • Demo Team Performance at Bryker Woods Elementary
    Arrive early at 4:15 if possible.  

  • Demo Team Performance
  • Demo Team at Mathews Elementary