Students from the Lakeway school who tested up recently:

Israel - Yellow Belt 

 Ayden - Yellow Belt

 Elijah - Yellow Belt

 Noah - Yellow Belt

 Chris - Blue Sash

Oliver - Blue Belt           River - Yellow Belt           Sam - Blue Belt...

High Volume Practice

an article by 

Master Mike Sandham
5th Degree Associate Master

About a year or so ago, I wrote an article called I Try Harder where I tried to talk about using the intensity of your practice to set the pace of your progress. In that article I attribut...

Yang Tai Chi is noted for its slow, smooth movement. Step softly, transfer your weight gently, and draw the movements deep into the legs and hips. You have an unlimited reserve of power inside you and Yang Tai Chi helps you find it by letting you concentrate inward dur...

Peggy talks about her search for a Tai Chi teacher and what made her choose Sifu Mike at Shaolin Martial Arts.

I Try Harder

Some things come easily to me.  Some things do not.  I have an easy time learning and remembering musical compositions and songs.  I can write words mostly coherently and make myself understood.  I am a pretty good guitar player when I get in the mood, and...

March 9, 2015


This past tournament was a blast!  Lakeway had it's first representation at the tournament in the form of new yellow sash, Luis Martinez!



Then we blasted through a bunch of awesome katas in the FORMS COMPETITION.  Here are a few highlights.  (Photos by Bernard Ortiz)...

February 27, 2015

The big winners at every tournament are the competitors.  Not because they win places or medals or trophies.  But because they get out there and do something difficult.  


Public speaking is one of most people's greatest fears.  How about public demonstrations...

February 25, 2015

Are you thinking about competing in the Shaolin-Do Austin tournament this Saturday?  Don't know what to expect?  


Expect a lot of fun.  And a lot of talent.  Expect to be amazed and inspired.  Do you have something that you've always wanted to do, but never seemed...

February 16, 2015

Just for your viewing pleasure, I will be posting selections of highlights from the past few tournaments and evening demonstrations.  I hope this will show everyone how much fun we have coming together to celebrate Shaolin-Do, and encourage you to participate.


It's no...

August 25, 2014

The San Marcos Shaolin-Do school is where I began my training.  I've known most of these guys for over a decade now.  They are some of the best friends I've ever had and also train harder than most people I know.  It may be a small school, but they have a ton of heart...

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