Hey You Guys,

I’m Master Austin.  As I write this, I’m sitting at a desk at Martial Arts Family Fitness, a Martial Arts school in Santa Barbara.  This is my family’s place and I’m currently learning how to run it.  I feel like a white belt all over again.

Anyway, this site was set up recently in response to something my Master / step-father, Grandmaster Dave Wheaton who told me a few weeks back, “Start investing some time into your online presence as a Martial Artist.”  Since I’m always quoting what he says on tweets about life/business advice , I thought I should probably listen to him.  He’s a good one to listen to.  He has modeled to me what it means to be a life-long learner and to never stop growing.  He’s done so much not just Martial Artists, but for the entire industry, and I hope to carry on his legacy in everything I do.

I am looking to build an online tribe of like-minded Martial Artists and School Owners, so please join the conversation anyway you like.  Find me on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and/or follow this blog.

Let’s share ideas and help each other improve the lives of others through the Martial Arts.

A little more about me:

  • 5th Dan Black Belt in Dynamic Circle Hapkido
  • Head Instructor at MAFF
  • Public Speaker and Motivator for Youths
  • Father of 3 (All Girls!)
  • Ex-Professional Photographer, Ex-Web/Graphic Designer
  • Bachelors Degree in Global Studies at UCSB
  • Associates Degree in Media Arts
  • Lifelong Student of all things related to: leadership, marketing, technology, philosophy, theology, self-improvement.



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