Please RSVP to each!

iKali 3-Day

Certification Seminar


A full 3-day iKali Certification Seminar taught by the legendary Tuhon Apolo Ladra. You will review, practice and demonstrate the iKali skills and techniques for the newest application techniques, 
deepen your knowledge of double stick, single stick, empty hand, and blade, and create and develop personal connections with like-minded martial artists and instructors who can help you continue to grow and refine your skills. Cost: $299

  • Friday, August 3'rd, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Saturday, August 4'th, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

  • Sunday, August 5'th, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm



World Combat Arena Tryouts for the Aisudan Fights in Montreal Canada

Astig Fitness and Martial Arts - Training for Warriors is hosting the upcoming tryouts for the World Combat Arena

 Aisudan Fights to be held in Montreal Canada

Join us Saturday July 7th at ASTIG Fitness and Martial Arts at 6pm OR Sunday at Tukong Martial Arts on Burnet Road for Tryouts. Contact Janell Smith or Rose Whitely for information on tryouts! 

512-507-9264 or 512-567-7995


Kali Seminar

with world-renowned

Master Apolo Ladra

May 26, 2018 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm




























On Saturday, May 26'th, Astig Fitness and Martial Arts/Training for Warriors Austin will be hosting an extra special seminar on the indigenous martial art of Kali. 


This is an incredible opportunity to train with one of the world's best martial artists and instructors - Tuhon (Master) Apolo Ladra who is in an elite group of the finest and accomplished instructors in Kali (or martial arts in general) in the world.

This seminar will start promptly at 9:00 am. We will take a lunch break at mid-day where a full treatment lunch will be hosted and provided by our school, Astig Fitness and Martial Arts. After lunch and visiting we will then continue with more skills and instruction until sometime mid-afternoon.

This is an amazing full day of instruction where you will come away with skills and knowledge to last a lifetime!  Don't miss this extremely rare and valuable opportunity to train with one of the worlds best in martial arts and Kali!


Authentic bamboo Kali sticks will be available for the class and for purchase during the day of the event.


The event is $99 for the entire day, with lunch included!  Come dressed with comfortable work-out clothes and be ready for a memorable experience! 


Please RSVP here on the website so that we can plan for lunch and prepay for the event as soon as possible so that we can hold your spot for the seminar.


Tuhon ("Master") Apolo Ladra was born in Batangas, Philippines, and came to the United States at age five. He holds an ATA 6th-degree black belt, 7th-degree WTF black belt, and the rank of Master at the Ernie Reyes’s West Coast Tae Kwon Do Association. A student of Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, Jr., heir and guardian to the Pekiti Tirsia style of Kali, Ladra’s Kali-4-Kids, KaliCombat, and KaliFitness curricula are used by tens of thousands of students worldwide.

He is founder of the iKali international program and the Art of Blade curriculum (ArtOfBlade.com)


Grand Re-Opening


Astig Fitness and Martial Arts 

April 21, 2018 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Astig Fitness and Martial Arts is celebrating our first full year of business on April 21 with an Open House event together with free food, drink and games.  Come check out our fully equipped facility and see what's available for you and your entire family!



Self-Defense Workshops

Level 1 & Level 2 

Level 1 workshop

April 28, 2018 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Level 2 workshop

May 19, 2018 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

In honor of our first year of operations, we are hosting two self-defense workshops, on April 28, and again on May 5 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on each day.  

These workshops do not require any previous experience and are intended for anyone over the age of 13 years old.  


These two seminars are free of charge and we are simply looking to give back to the community the support we have been provided over this first year of operations.

Level 1 will cover a wide spectrum of self-defense techniques and active and real-life scenarios in which they will be practiced.

Level 2 will cover more detailed techniques to build on those covered in Level 2.  Attendance of Level 1 previously is helpful but not required.



An introduction to

the art of Tai Chi

February 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

On February 24'th, Training for Warriors Austin ASTIG will be hosting a fantastic seminar providing a complete introduction to the fantastic art of Tai Chi.  Originating in ancient China,Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits. For many, it continues as a lifetime journey.  Numerous studies have shown Tai Chi improves muscular strength, flexibility, fitness, improve immunity, relieve pain and improve quality of life. Muscle strength is important for supporting and protecting joints and is essential for normal physical function. Flexibility exercises enable people to move more easily, and facilitate circulation of body fluid and blood, which enhance healing. Fitness is important for overall functioning of the heart, lungs, and muscles. In addition to these components,Tai Chi movements emphasize weight transference to improve balance and prevent falls.

This outstanding seminar will be taught by Brenda Bell, a certified Elite 3'rd Level Tai Chi instructor, and one of the finest instructors in the region.  Brenda, also known as the Tai Chi Tiger Lady of San Marcos, has a lifetime of experience in martial arts with an extraordinary list of high-level degrees and achievements.

The seminar is $50 per attendee registering in advance as well as for members of Astig Fitness and Martial Arts, and is $60 for walk-in's and day of the seminar. 






October, 21, 2017 - 8:30 am - 10:30 am

On October 21'st, Training For Warriors Austin ASTIG will be hosting a free event to help the local Central Texas Children's Home (CTCH). 

Please bring any single canned good or paper product that we can donate to restock their dwindling supplies and enjoy all of this:  A full spectrum of FREE Fitness Training for the entire family courtesy of Training For Warriors Austin, a professional D.J. on-site for the event, and healthy snacks served afterwards.

- Free FUN Fitness  Family Workout Training!

- Professional DJ for high-energy  tunes

- Free Healthy Snacks following!

During all of the recent weather-related events and tragedies, many local organizations food pantries have grown empty and continue to depend upon the support of many. To help the CTCH, we are hosting a FREE community workout benefiting this great cause. The holidays are just around the corner and we want to help the CTCH children to have something to look forward to.

The Central Texas Childrens Home has been in operation since 1969 right here in our own Austin back yard, helping displaced children by giving them a home, necessities, and love. The children are then given a chance to experience change in their lives.  More than 900 children have found sanctuary, acceptance and a fresh start on the 152 acre campus since 1969.



3-Part Series

"First Contact"

The Astig Fitness and Martial Arts Training Center is proud to present an amazing three-part self-defense seminar series entitled "First Contact" taught by Mike Byrom, a 16-year veteran of the finest  self-defense and firearms schools and facilities in the country. 

  •  June 3, 2017 - A 3 hour session covering essential self-defense principles and techniques.  Ideal for those with minimal previous training with solid proven techniques in REAL- WORLD situations - this will add entirely new dimensions to techniques for those with some experience.

    • ​Good observational skills to spot a threat before it becomes a problem

    • Identify dangerous situations

    • Learn stages of combat and how to avoiding conflict

    • EFFECTIVE and PROVEN  Hand, Knee & Elbow  techniques

  • June 24, 2017  - A 3 hour session covering advanced self-defense techniques.For those with previous training introducing new techniques in REAL- WORLD scenario- based situations.

    • Creating diversions

    • Where and when not to attack

    • Advanced Hand/Knee & Elbow techniques-

    • Basic Gun & Knife disarming techniques

    • Use of improvised weapons for self    defense

    • Lunch will be provided Free immediately following the class

    • Door prizes will be be awarded

    • This class is $35 ea.

  • July 22, 2017 - A 3 hour session covering no-fire weapon instruction. For those with minimal professional training or unpracticed LTC holders teaching proper use in high stress scenarios to be prepared for REALISTIC situations. NO LIVE FIRE.

    • Fundamentals of pistol markmanship

    • Apply in REAL-LIFE self-defense situation

    • Target identification and discrimination 

    • Scenario-based applications such as   car-jack & home invasion 

Seminars may be attended separately, but each class is intended to build upon techniques and instruction from each of the previous sessions.

Space is limited so please register/RSVP here on the website and arrange payment at the school as soon as possible to hold your spot!

Each session is $35 for each attendee.

(We want to get the information out to as many

people as possible!)

Similar but shortened curriculum is regularly taught at the rate of $200 in other commercial tactical training centers.   

Please note your reservation is not confirmed until payment is received.

Please contact the Astig Training Center at: 512-567-7995 for further details, information and confirmation.

Each class is from 9:00 AM - Noon;  


Refreshments will be provided in the morning and throughout the class.





Instructor Bio:

Mike Byrom is an experienced firearms instructor that specializes in teaching people how to use firearms as well as the tactics of using those weapons for self-defense in a complex crowded public environment.  He has instructor certifications to teach the use of pistols, rifles and shotguns in any situation ranging from the extreme close quarter battle of a home invasion to long range rifle engagements.  In addition to firearms, Mike also teaches empty hand combat techniques as well as the application of improvised weapons for self- defense.  He has more than 16 years of training in multiple martial arts.  He has graduated training courses from some of the most prestigious and difficult training centers in the world including Combat Shooting and Tactics (CSAT), KRTraining, Rangemasters, and Handgun Combatives are just a few. He has completed extensive training in military close quarter combatives, knife fighting and improvised weapon, weapon disarming and retention and the legal use of force.

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