Traditional Goju-Ryu Karate

New Students


We are thrilled that you've taken the next step in your martial arts journey and are allowing us to be a part of it.

Before your training can begin, we ask that you complete the following checklist:

  • Karate ATX New Student Registration & Liability Waiver

  • Karate ATX Photo/Video Release

  • Castle Hill Fitness Liability Waiver

  • AAU Membership (Online Only) - $29 annually

    • Karate ATX Club Code: WY6A86 

    • ALL Karate ATX members must also be AAU members to meet liability insurance requirements

You can download and submit all forms to Judie Le or email them to Hard copies are also available at the dojo. 

Our Location


Our dojo is centrally located at Castle Hill Fitness (W 12th St. & N Lamar Blvd.) in downtown Austin, TX. Our classes are held in the Martial Arts Room on the second level of the gym, which is fully equipped with heavy bags, floor mats, and striking pads.


Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk and let them know you are with the "Karate Group". If this is your first visit, you will be required to sign a liability waiver with Castle Hill Fitness.

In addition to the Martial Arts Room, our dojo will have access to the following amenities:

  • Locker Rooms/Showers (locker keys provided by front desk for day use)

  • Towel Service

  • Water Dispenser

We ask that you use the locker rooms to change in and out of your karate gi. You have the option of storing your belongings in one of the lockers or you may bring them with you to the Martial Arts Room. Just make sure to bring a water bottle. 

Unfortunately, our arrangement with Castle Hill Fitness does not include gym access or props outside the Martial Arts Room.


There is limited parking in front of Castle Hill Fitness, as well as their rooftop lot. Additional street parking is available on the north side of Baylor St. and south of 12th St.

Karate Gear

After an introductory period, students will be asked to purchase the following: