Karate Austin - Seiwakai of Texas

2415 Exposition (@ Windsor) - Breath and Body Building

Austin, TX 78703


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The head instructor of Heijoshin Karate-do is James Pounds, Shihan.  Mr. Pounds is ranked 6th degree black belt (Rokudan), Goju-Ryu Karate-do Seiwa Kai and 5th degree black belt (Godan) Japan Karate Federation Goju Kai.  He also holds past Yudansha ranking in both Okinawan Goju Ryu - Jundokan International and Shito-Ryu-Motobu-ha..  

Mr. Pounds has been training karate since 1973.  In 2004 he moved Heijoshin Dojo into the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) Gojukai, becoming the Texas representative  for the USA Goju Ryu Seiwakai Organization in 2006.  He serves as Secretary of the USA Goju-Ryu Seiwakai organization and is Seiwakai head instructor for the State of Texas.  He was awarded his Kyoshi license by Fujiwara Hanshi in 2012.  Mr. Pounds continues to train in Japan under Seiichi Fujiwara Hanshi as well as senior instructors of the JKF Gojukai.

Pounds Sensei is also a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and hs incorporated many of the benefits of stretching and breath control of yoga into martial arts warm-ups and training, believing that yoga and karate-do compliment one another and can lead to a synergistic, injury-free practice beneficial to the health and longevity of our practitioners. 



           Sensei Alfred Molina, Sandan - Seiwa Kai, Nidan - JKF Gojukai 



Sempai Samantha Parsons, Nidan - Seiwakai and JKF Goju-kai

Senior Dai-Sensei Instructors are  Aaron Luckevich, Shodan; Chris Gallegos, Shodan 


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Last Updated December 25, 2017