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Mixed Martial Arts Gym for Adults and Kids

Yama-Kan is a mixed martial arts gym offering classes for both kids and adults. Our speciality is teaching the self defense martial art, Kajukenbo. Kajukenbo is America’s first mixed martial art which was developed in Hawaii after WW2 as a real world self defense system. Kajukenbo combines elements of several martial arts: Karate (‘Ka’), Judo (‘ju’), Kenpo (‘ken’), and Boxing (‘bo’).

We also have a great group of instructors to teach classes in kickboxing, Judo, and more to get you in the best shape of your life.

While our adult classes focus more on self defense applications, our kids martial arts classes focus more on fun, enriching experience that builds their body control and discipline.

We have recently moved to South Austin off of Manchaca Rd so we can better serve our many students from Buda and Kyle. Come try a free trial class. You and your kids will love our fun, disciplined training.

– Master Instructor Kyle Cowand

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Our classes teach techniques that are not typically included in a ‘MMA Gym’ environ­­ment.

Try our group fitness class that combines martial arts techniques with aerobic conditioning.

Our programs focus on motor skill development, positive behavioral changes and listening skills.

Understand how to use your body to maximize leverage in our adult Judo classes. Train under an instructor who competed many years at the national level.

Testimonials about Yama-Kan school

I went on December 3rd for the first time, and it was fantastic. He welcomed me in and now I am going 3x a week. He teaches a mixture of styles and every day I go I learn something new and useful. I love this group and would encourage everyone to try it out at least once. Hope to see y'all there!
Anna Z
Awesome martial art and self-defense training, from kids to adults! My kids started training here at 4 and 7 years old...and are now 13 and 16 years old. The instructors continue to build their confidence in their physical and mental capabilities as well as challenge them to the next level.
Christianne C.

Our Location

We are located at:

Our gym is conveniently located for students in South Austin, Buda, and Kyle. We are a half mile south of the intersection of Slaughter and Menchaca. There is convenient parking outside the front of the gym. Look for the big red sign that says “The Manchac”  

10516 Menchaca Rd Ste 100
Austin, TX 78748

Phone: (512) 939-6291