Chief Instructor - Mr. Dave Mukherjee
Mr. Dave Mukherjee is the Owner and Chief Instructor of Austin Karate Academy. Mr. Mukherjee has a life-long fascination with Martial Arts and began training when he was 12 years old. Currently he holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Instructor's certification from the World Tang Soo Do Association. Mr. Mukherjee is a strong proponent of Grand Master Shin's philosophy of using Martial Arts training to develop the whole person. Mr. Mukherjee believes that training in Martial Arts can play an important role in mental and physical development - it provides a boost to Self Confidence, Discipline, and refinement of Motor Skills. His main philosophy is to provide an environment where students are surrounded by a Family environment where they can develop Mind, Body and Spirit through training in Tang Soo Do.
Dedicated Martial Artist - 25 Years of Practicing & Teaching Martial Arts
Superior Instructor - 2007 WTSDA Region4 Instructor of the Year
Lead by Example - 2005-2010 WTSDA Region4 Black Belt Grand Champion
Techniques - Open Hand & Kicking, Joint Locks, Weapons & Sparring Drills
Success in Life - Hold a Masters Degree in Computer Science
Family Person - Happily Married & Proud Father of a Twin Boy & a Girl
Ambitious & Optimistic - Training with a goal to be a 4th Dan Master
Asst. Chief Instructor - Ms. Carol Jury
Ms. Carol Jury has been training in martial arts for more than 12 years. She originally began her training as Junior in High School at an informal Martial Arts studio. When she graduated and left for College, she joined the Penn State Martial Arts Group and officially became a member of the World Tang Soo Do Association. Ms. Jury earned her Black Belt as a Senior in College. Later she moved to Austin and formally joined Austin Karate Academy.
Ms. Jury earned her 3rd Degree Black Belt in 2012. She is currently training for her third 4th Dan Black Belt under the tutelage of Mr. Dave Mukherjee.
Austin Karate Black Belt and Leadership Team