Located in Central Austin, Karate ATX teaches traditional Goju-Ryu Karate and is a member of the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) Goju Kai under the Seiwakai organization.

Our instructors hold their ranks with both organizations and aim to maintain an atmosphere of respect that is fun, friendly, and challenging for any student.



James Pounds Shihan
Head Instructor

Nanadan, 7th Degree Black Belt


Samantha Parsons
Karate Instructor

Nidan, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Alfred Molina
Karate Instructor

Sandan, 3rd Degree Black Belt


Judie Le
Dojo Coordinator

Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt